Here’s an internal report that shows how many articles our anti-duplicate & anti-derivative content filtering software deflected in June 2008 for EXACT MATCH and DERIVATIVE MATCH article submissions:
How to interpret this report:
- 2,213 articles were rejected for being exact match duplicate submissions.
- 4,476 articles were rejected because they were too similar to content already in our database.
- 6,689 articles were rejected total in June by our automatic CASM anti-duplicate & anti-derivative filters.
When article content spammers/spinners see a report like this, they immediately want to know how much of a derivative of their content will we accept before they hit the hard rejection upon submission. The answer of course is that we change this filter frequently and don’t expect to ever make it easy for spammers to submit derivative content because it ADDS NO VALUE, at least for us.
Non-content spammers but well-meaning newbies will ask this question: How much must I change or rewrite my article so that your content filters won’t reject it or suspend my account? The answer is all of it. Seriously, don’t rewrite your own articles. Just create new ones. It’s not that hard. :) You can do it.
GOOD: For those who do this innocently, we’re not upset if it happens from time to time and hope that our members will use our automated detection of what percentage of your articles are original as a way to help prevent the mistake of submitting the same article more than once.
EVIL: It’s no surprise as we drill into the stats that members who trip our duplicate or derivative content identification filters also have notes in their account for keyword stuffing abuse, thin content, article bodies that don’t deliver on the promises made in the article title and article titles that don’t make any human sense.
GOOD OR EVIL: In addition, a few thousand articles were identified and culled last month that our CASM software further identified as no longer meeting today’s requirements of how unique an article must be for us to accept it. Our users have no tolerance for exact match or highly-derivative created content, nor do we. These are liabilities we can all do without. If your account went down a few articles last month without any explanation, that’s why. If you’re in doubt, write us in member support and there’s a good chance we’ll be able to provide you with proof that backs our article deletion decision.
Lastly, keep in mind the goal here: To only accept original quality article content that the author (our members) have the exclusive rights to the articles they submit.
Articles don’t have to be exclusive to EzineArticles.com, but they do need to be exclusive by author name to the person who wrote them (meaning, we won’t be able to find your article under someone else’s name and not yours (tells us they are PLR (Private Label Rights (something we don’t accept (can you believe I embedded 5 parenthesis in this sentence?))))).
Ok, any questions?