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FAQ's Regarding Article Buying

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Cool Guy, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Cool Guy

    Cool Guy Junior Member

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    Since I'm not getting enough time for writing articles, I have decided to buy some articles. So, here are few questions regarding the same.

    1] How to detected spun/spinned content if paid writers are doing some malpractices?
    2] How to know if they are using unicode characters for making content unique?
    3] This one might be silly question, still I'm looking for the answer : paid writers can create their own site and put tons of quality article there instead of writing ours. But whey they are not doing this/ why they are preferring writing services instead of building their own sites?

    That's all! Thank you...
     
  2. Cool Guy

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    Anyone there? Please help me out!
     
  3. JamaicanMoose

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    I have purchased many articles from many different writers. Here's my answers to your questions:

    1) You can use a service such as CopyScape.com to detect plagiarism. However, this service really only works if the article is directly copied and barely edited from another site or if the article was spun using a terrible spinner.

    Read through every sentence of every article that you are supplied with. I tend to order articles in increasing stages, such as 1 then 3 then 6, etc, in order to truly get a gauge on the seller.

    You're going to get burned. It's inevitable. If you purchase from BHW, read their BST for a true sense of their writing style. If there are spelling and grammatical errors in the BST, you'll probably want to steer clear. It's also rare for people to give a bad review on these forums. Trial and error.

    Something that I've learned is that paying a bit more is usually worth it in the end. I'd rather spend an extra $5 on an article in order to have the ability to post it directly to my money site without thinking twice about it. I used to be the guy that paid $6 for 1,000 words on Upwork. I would always receive decent quality writing, but nothing that would actually provide any value to my readers (meaning it didn't convert and wouldn't make me money). Now I pay around $15 per 1,000 words, which is a very reasonable rate, and the pieces convert at a much better rate. These are usually just filler pieces, but they do lead to click-throughs to my money-making pages.

    2) Can't you just open word and convert it? There's also online converters. You'll need to have some faith in the seller.

    3) Some people prefer writing over marketing. Writing a compelling piece may be very easy for them. When they are writing, they are getting guaranteed money. With creating their own site, there is no guarantee that they will generate an income. Also, there's a strong probability that they do have a site on the side.
     
  4. oliviarhymes

    oliviarhymes Newbie

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    You can detect spun articles by skim readin,g and for uniqueness tyou can use the likes of copyscape. As for why they arent writing for themselves, because they want some quick earnings to make ends meet.
     
  5. Dannythehat

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    Not everyone is a scam artist although I've been scammed many times, whether it buying an article on here from a "reputable" writer on here (with loads of 5 star reviews) no idea how, as when I received mine, it was about as native English as a Tibetan Monk.

    If you want a honest writer (native English) for $14 for 1000 words - all quality - pop me a PM. Fucking the Tibetan Monks.
     
  6. Take Action

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    That's why I prefer buying articles from our community. You can easily pick a good provider by spending some time to look at the reviews posted in their sales thread.

    Also there are some tools available to check the uniqueness of the article, it won't make much time.
     
  7. blackbeans

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    The issues listed by the OP is definitely worth paying attention to.

    There are a lot of very, very cheap writers out there that do pull all sorts of underhanded tricks so that they can cheat their customers.

    That's exactly what's going on.

    They're cheating customers because they're promising original content but they're using all sorts of tricks to deliver very low quality content.

    In most cases, they're simply ripping off all other articles and re-writing them using a software.

    If you want to truly get high quality, unique content focus on engagement.

    Look at the content and see that there are no grammatical errors and other common typos.

    Second, pay attention to how it speaks to you.

    Does it converse with you like a friend would talk to you?

    Third, look for some indicator of content substance.

    I know this is quite a bit of a stretch because hey, let's face it, most of us would rather pay as little as possible for original content.

    It would be too much to expect that somebody would come up with content that is good enough to be published on places like Mashable.

    You're not gonna get that type of content for less than 10 cents a word.

    With that said, you should expect some level of general familiarity with the niche you're working with.

    I hope all this makes sense to you because if it does, you're definitely well on your way to saving a lot of money on your content while at the same time maximizing the SEO value of the content that you do.
     
  8. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    OP, No. 1 is already answered

    No. 2 - Copy the text and try to save it in a notepad. If you receive an error saying the text is not in ASCII format, chances are high that the article is using unicode characters. Use online encoding service to convert the text from UTF to ASCII. If you notice garbage, then the article had unicode characters.

    No. 3 - Answer is instant cash flow. It takes lot of time and skills to rank websites, get traffic to make money.