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Copying articles out of magazines.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by olikeuh666, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. olikeuh666

    olikeuh666 Newbie

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    I'm pretty new to making money online so wanted to start with one of the easy to set up ideas, namely setting up a blog at blogger with adsense and affiliate links.

    I'm not really that good at writing and on top of that I do not have too much time to invest into article writing. Yes, you could also say that I'm lazy, but who's not.

    However, here 's my question: Instead of writing my own blog posts I wanted to copy articles out of magazine (retyping them). I will always check if those articles are also published on the site of the magazine itself.


    • What is your opinion on this method ?
    • Has anyone tried this method ?
    • Should I be afraid of people recognising and reporting my articles ?
    • Can I get banned for doing this ?
     
  2. Bisturi

    Bisturi Junior Member

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    My advice is to always check the copyright and license, and if you go ahead to always give credit to the original content.

    That's if you want to avoid future problems.
     
  3. ff1227

    ff1227 Junior Member

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    I always steal content for backlinks right from magazines, books, etc. It's a great secret to get great content in 5 minutes. You're asking for trouble though if you're hosting it on your own site.
     
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  4. davids355

    davids355 Elite Member

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    Yup. I actually done this legitimately before - I got permission from a publisher and printed an entire book online - I generated over 200 visitors a day from the content:)

    ...but unfortunately was a crap niche and I couldn't monetise it at all:)
     
  5. Codythebest

    Codythebest Senior Member

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    You know what?
    Instead of typing those articles, go to the magazine's site, as you said, and spin the thing. Gain of time for the same results...
     
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  6. Realign02

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    It definitely works. You can also find audio recordings that have been done and write those as they speak them as well.

    I used to find videos on "how-to" write what they were saying, then submitted them to associated content. Of course I would change the wording just a little, but it wouldn't take me more than a few minutes to have a nice clean, fresh article.
     
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    sekartajimangantahu Registered Member

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    you must check copy right. i get complain from article owner because copy magazine. and to adsense, not unique content
     
  8. Gofree

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    How about those contents on magazines which are not online? They have only magazine but they have never published them online.

    Is it ok?
     
  9. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    It's a great source for material, and for talking points. The more you write, the better you can get at 'faking it' with knowledge based on less source material, even working offline.

    As a mental experiment, go to the library with pen and paper (or a floppy/flash drive, and use the non-internet computers available). Pick a bunch of magazines with interesting articles and start skimming the highlights by lightly re-writing the best sentences per each article (usually the first sentence of each paragraph). You'll have enough material after an hour or two to go home and fill out a lot of articles, just by padding whole paragraphs from the key sentences.
     
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    I remember the time when associated content was very popular, I hired several people just to type articles from encyclopedia. LOL... It was a health encyclopedia so I was paid good.

    Anyways, If you want to do this thing, type one paragraph first then checked the entire paragraph in google to avoid dupe content. And as the other was saying, copyright stuff might be an issue.
     
  12. paulcarter97

    paulcarter97 Regular Member

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    It is a good idea to copy the magazine article as long as it hasn't pubslished yet. No worries, if someone report your post, you just need to delete the post. That's all.
     
  13. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Senior Member

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    You should be careful if you're going to do this. I do it sometimes and once got a warning from the publisher of a major magazine. I had even spun the article but it wasn't enough. Of course I immediately took it down and haven't heard from them since.

    I still do it but I'm careful to which articles I choose. To keep it legal, if you use the article you can always cite the source.
     
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    Oops sorry for the double post.
     
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    A lot of magazines have posted their content online.
     
  16. 3rdRock

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    translate the article from English to Latin to French back into English
    using online translator.
    make sure you proof read the final English article (readable to human)
    before you publish on your site.
     
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    Does that old chestnut still work??
     
  18. brkseven

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    While you retype you can easily spin, and as a bonus you learn about the subject.

    Great method, just too labour intensive for many that like tools and automation.

    It's also pefectly legitimate if rewritten.

    What's the difference between spinning and rewriting?

    In the latter case it's like you read the article very carefully and then you write one down without looking at the original, maybe a glance here or there for exact data...
     
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    Does that old chestnut still work??
     
  20. khanna_rohit

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    it can still be considered plagiarizing. You gotta be careful.