Jason Potash on PLR

Yesterday, I shared our position *against* Private Label Rights (PLR) articles.

Original Content is Better!

Many other leaders with businesses wrapped around the article writing & marketing industry sent me many private emails voicing their support of the position we took.

In fact, only one (1) single reader out of more than 10k on our email newsletter mailing disagreed with my position against PLR and he wrongly thought we existed purely for the benefit of webmasters.

Jason Potash, creator of the ArticleAnnouncer product that helps organize article marketing efforts released a free PDF report this week about Using Content in 2006 that is worth a read.

Thankfully, he agrees with our position that PLR is not the smartest thing to do and original content submitted steadily over time is a much better strategy.


Lynella Grant writes:

Do you agree with Jason’s information that posting to multiple sites in quick succession creates a problem/penalty? I post my articles manually, but do plug through my relevant posting-sites list as quickly as I can. Am I wasting my time?

Comment provided February 17, 2006 at 1:57 PM


Chris Knight writes:


I think this model is a waste of time:

Creating (1) single article and posting it at (100) locations.

I think this model is smart:

Creating (100) articles and posting them in (1) location.

Obviously, I hope that (1) location is us because we can deliver the highest ROI for the authors time submitting the article.


Creating (100) articles and posting them at a few high-return locations that either return a lot of exposure for the submission (like us) or highly niche related so that your content adds value to their content and vice versa.

Comment provided February 18, 2006 at 8:04 AM


Steve Turley writes:


First I was going to tell you I think your nuts, and then I read the revised. I would agree with the revision; search engines especially google have de-valued the reciprocal link, for a site to achieve a high SERP in a competitive Key Word it will have to have one way links with the proper anchor tags linked to it. So I would say a hundred articles submitted to a few quality sites like EzineArticles.com would be correct.

As far as the penalty, I’m sure they’re talking about the theorized “Sandbox Penalty” and yes I believe Google does look for link spammers and if you are receiving links to quickly they may consider you a link spammer and you could get penalized. However, I have noticed from my own experience that they do un-penalize you after a bit.

Comment provided March 3, 2006 at 3:38 PM


Elisha Hong writes:

Chris, I’m glad that you mentioned that it is better to focus writing many articles on ONE site as compared to ONE article distributed across many sites though many marketers promote that method. Better to become an expert on one platform rather than dilute the efforts.

Comment provided February 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM


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