Enough Already! Five Ways Websites Stuffed with PLR Articles Give Themselves Away

by Phyllis Staff - Date: 2007-01-07 - Word Count: 512 Share This!

It just happened again. I went to a site that promised helpful information only to find a useless PLR (private label rights) article. It burns me up!

There's little that I find more irritating than clicking on the title of what promises to be an interesting, informative article to find . . . junk! Tired and potentially plagiarized (unscrupulous PLR sellers often get their articles from article directories, removing copyright and author information) junk at that.

The upsurge in PLR article sites has led to a flood of obese sites bursting with PLR articles. It's time to fight back. So here are five ways that PLR websites give themselves away and what you can do to stop them.

1. Content three yards wide and a nanometer deep

PLR articles often offer the reader an encyclopedic variety of articles crammed with nothing more than tired platitudes on a worn-out subjects. In fact, you'll never find new, interesting content of interest in these articles. Original content requires original thinking and research.

2. Bad, sometimes even unintelligible, writing

Website owners fear Google's duplicate content penalties, because they'll lose advertising revenue if Google bans their site. Therefore, unscrupulous site owners often rewrite PLR -- carelessly. PLR rewriters scramble sentence order or even scramble word order within sentences. The result? Meaningless articles.

3. No author or a fictitious author

In their haste to post hundreds of articles, website owners who rely on PLR articles sometimes forget to put an author on their articles. Others create fictitious authors for their worn-out articles.

You may be able to get information about site ownership by checking Whois. If there is a mismatch between the site owner and author, you may found yet another PLR aticle.

4. No author biography

If someone is really an expert, they'll provide supporting evidence in their biography. No biography? Chances are good there's no expertise there either.

5. Little or no contact information

Experts want readers to be able to contact them. They write articles to encourage contact rather than to serve simply as a foil for income-creating advertisements. If you cannot find contact information, or you find only limited contact information, you've probably landed on a site populated with PLR articles. You can safely assume that missing or limited contact information means the site doesn't want to hear from you.

What you can do to slow the advance of junk PLR

1. Notify Google by clicking on the "advertise" or "sponsored" link in the ad box.

One of Google's goals is to get rid of spammy sites stuffed with "scraped" content. You can help them by letting know them every time you're able to identify a site that exists simply to display advertisements.

2. Back out of the site, and don't touch any advertising links.

Use the back button to get out of the site. If you click on an ad, you're paying the website owner and encouraging their continuing use of PLR articles to clutter up the Internet.

3. Let the website hosting company know if its customer plagiarizes content.

Legitimate hosts don't want to wreck their reputations by hosting sleazy sites, so they'll usually cooperate by removing them.

Keep after PLR Internet abusers, and we'll all benefit from having original content to enjoy!

Related Tags: article marketing, private label rights, private label rights articles, internet article marketing

Phyllis Staff is a research psychologist and the daughter of a victim of Alzheimer's disease.

"I studied the medical research literature for two years to discover why my father developed Alzheimer's disease and whether I would develop it as well. I was baffled until I remembered that, as a pilot and aeronautical engineer, Dad was continually exposed to solvents and aluminum dust for more than 50 years. I believe this exposure had a significant negative impact on his health," says Dr. Staff.

You can watch our video on aluminum and Alzheimer's and get a full-length Guide to Aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease on our website, www.AlzheimersFree.com/aluminum.html

Visit us at www.AlzheimersFree.com for the latest research on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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