Rewrite those PLR articles

PLR (Private Label Rights) articles seem to be one of the latest crazes to generate income from Google Adsense. Let me encourage my readers who choose this approach to check the Terms of Service (TOS) of your PLR program first. Most of the better PLR groups will allow you to make modifications to the prepared articles. I strongly recommend that if rewriting content is allowed, make sure that you do so. If you’re looking at a PLR program that uses prewritten articles and they do NOT allow modification, don’t bother buying it.  While you may enjoy some short term gains, there will be no long term benefit.

As you’re probably aware, the top search engines will penalize your pages and perhaps your entire site (not include them in their index, low rank, etc.) if your page contains content which is identical to others. If you buy a PLR site or article content that hundreds or thousands of others also buy, the search engines will find scores of the same content on these different sites. Unless you do something to make these articles unique, Google will view each of these as identical and not index the duplicates. No index = no traffic. However, if each of your articles appears truly unique (containing content that is <30% similar to the other sites), every article can be listed. Truly unique content makes great search engine spider food! I’m not a big fan of the eight-legged variety, but I’ll gladly invite these ones to breakfast.

The cheapest way to change the pages is simply use a text editor like notepad.exe (probably already installed on your computer). Many of the articles appear in a *.txt text format. Simply open the “articlenamehere”.txt and you should see the text of the article. Simply change the text as you see fit – the more content you can change the better. Use synonyms or alternative words in place of various phrases. Another consideration is to add a review of the article (beginning) or summary (at the end).

Be careful not to change the keywords as this defeats the whole point of integrating the article in your site. If you must change a keyword, use a related keyword or phrase whereever possible.

I find that it’s pretty easy to simply rewrite the articles by hand – and it ensures that the articles will match my writing style and read better than anything machine-generated. This process can still be labor intensive and may take you 10-20 minutes to rewrite a 400-500 word article.

If you have quite a few articles to rewrite, there are content rewriting programs available, ranging in price from ~ $97 – $197. One of the best I’ve found is David Watson’sWebsite Content Wizard. The program is really easy to use and comes with video tutorials to help you every step of the way.

Whether you rewrite the articles by hand, or purchase a software program to help you, make sure you take the time to make the content as different from the original text as you can.