200 lbs of Flour

Imagine a 200 pound bag of good quality flour. Let’s say someone puts a good handful of sugar in the bag. Now what do we have? A 200 pound bag of impure flour.

We’ve had some quality authors engage in the submission of reprinted articles that they had the legal right to reprint.

The challenge of course is that we have never accepted reprinted articles as our site only allows ORIGINAL works to be submitted.

What do we do when an author has 100+ articles that are potentially original and then they mix in their flour with sugar articles that are not original from the reprint rights underground?

It’s a recipe for a mess. The moment an author engages in the practice of sending in non original works, we can no longer trust that author to send in original works. The game is over.

The two primary marketers that are pitching the sugared up articles are Larry Dotson and Allen Says.

They promote author laziness by encouraging you to reprint their works with your name on it.

If you want to build trust and credibility in the marketplace, you must create original content and not submit works that you did not write yourself with your name on it.

I’m almost tempted to buy Larry’s and Allen’s works so that we can create a ban filter to watch for exact match key phrases from all of their reprinted content.

Bottom line is that I don’t want to see our directory littered with reprinted non-original articles. They dilute the pure intentions of our original article submission requirements.

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Heya Christopher & Co!

Just a question – since I am not familiar with the people mentioned. Does this blog post pertain only to articles purchased from others for legal reprint? Or have I missed something.

I know that I had been through some old material, cleaned it up and republished it as well as putting it on my own web sites. Is that within reason?

Just thought I’d better ask now rather than get myself in trouble later. :)

Comment provided June 12, 2009 at 7:35 PM

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Kristy,

Can you be more specific as to what you’re talking about?

ie: Give a very specific example …and I’ll do my best to help you.

Comment provided June 15, 2009 at 2:11 PM

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Thanks but I have actually done some research on the types of articles you mean by this and it does not include me (thank goodness).

A lot of my articles are not original at the time of publication because I have personally written them months beforehand for training program case studies or discussion topics or as newsletter material for clients. I have then simply polished it up as an article. I see now that this is not what you were referring to.

Thanks anyway! :)

Comment provided October 8, 2009 at 7:05 AM

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