Authenic Content

In the last year or so you’ve heard me talk about the value or producing original content that you have the exclusive rights to (let’s call that “Authentic Content”) in terms of being the best type of content that you put into syndication in a site like for the purposes of expanding your exposure, credibility, and traffic back to your site. …unlike un-authentic content such as non-exclusive rights PLR (private label rights) articles that we’d prefer to never see every again and actively work to remove and ban accounts that send it in.

This gets really technical and confusing with many authors who hear this for the first time easily confusing whether the authentic content must be exclusive to The answer is no, it does not have to be exclusive to us, but it does need to be exclusive to you (meaning, the acid test is that we must not be able to find the same article you just submitted under any other author name on any site anywhere on the net).

Be proud of your ability to write & create authentic articles! It’s not the easy road, but it is the right path to take. Deep down inside, everyone knows this truth.


Lance Winslow writes:

I believe it is possible for an online article writer to write 10,000 “Completely Original” articles in 24 months. In fact I am almost sure of it. Anyone want to bet?

Comment provided April 16, 2006 at 5:38 PM


Thea Westra writes:

Great posting Chris. Thanks.

Yes Lance, I believe it is possible. Though, for example, if I wanted to write that many in 24 months then I know I’d need to be doing nothing else and totally focused only on article writing.
It means producing about 14 articles daily with not one day’s break. Hmmm?! Does it count for anything to have, sanity, health, friends or family at the end of that 2 year period?

My writing skills expand with every article that I put out. I’m proud of writing original content. It may be a little rough around the edges and less slick than the mass produced stock, however I know that people are reading my thoughts and advice based on personal experience and observations.

There’s plenty of irrelevant information on the net without adding to it with ‘keyword-driven’ content which has no consideration for readers.

Comment provided April 23, 2006 at 1:29 AM


Ed Howes writes:

This one really got my wheels spinning. What if we had an exclusive rights section in EzineArticles – strictly for on site readers and personal use? No republishing rights. That is, I would gladly donate occassional exclusive material from time to time for the purpose of building traffic to EzineArticles. All the authors would still benefit from such an arrangement while it would give every author a chance to show some gratitude for the folks who have created the greatest directory on the net. Teamwork right? Win, win, win, win, win. Who among us could afford to pay what EzineArticles could afford to charge to publish here? A few exclusive articles would be a small price indeed.

Comment provided April 23, 2006 at 2:21 PM


Matt Trostle writes:

Yes, I agree the PLR articles are a bad idea. I just read an ad today for a PLR article scrambler. It can rearrange those articles into thousands of variations. The only thing I can see using PLR articles for is an autoresponder series or something like that. Never anything a search engine might see. I’d feel…. dirty! :o)

Wow Lance, 417 articles a month?! If you can do it, you’re the man!

Comment provided April 24, 2006 at 3:59 PM


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