smallcompany - 6:53 pm on Dec 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Anyone else care to spill on any other tricks to watch out for?
I hired folks on elance some years ago based on the exceptional feedback and number of projects they had behind.
It turned they would copy an article and replace words by synonyms. The article sounded stupid as some of the synonyms did not fit the context which prompted me to to a careful search for various strings which helped me find the originals.
On the other side, I hired another company through elance which had a similar feedback and I'm still using them. Nothing super duper but good enough for the price I get and purpose those articles serve.
The only original content I could think of is when a writer is in what she/he is writing about. I.e. if the article is about some car, then the writer should sit into the car and drive it around I guess. That would make it really be original.