| 10:38 am on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I suspect part of the problem is that there are now more article farms than articles - just as writers are learning that self publishing is likely to be much more rewarding for them :)
| 12:32 pm on Dec 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I think, you should create a blog about article writers and invite friends to join your blog, [blog.co.uk...] has these features and they also allow pro account in a very nominal charges to enable adsense to their users.
| 1:44 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I am already doing viral marketing for this but just wanted to know if there are any blogger areas where i can request authors to post articles.
the basic idea behind my articles repository is not to make money. I want to create an article area where different authors from different fields post articles and readers can take advantage of this repository as a one-stop-for-knowledge.
I just added adsense offer to make attraction for writers otherwise there is no payback for their great efforts to writer articles and share knowledge.
I also have ideas to offer much more advantages to my writers and readers both.. so lets see how it works..
| 2:24 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I started an article repository back in 2002. I optimized the site for keywords in my niche. The site continues to have top 10 rankings for these keywords, and I still receive 15-20 articles a week.
My site continues to be listed in every major article submission site list on the net.
Optimize a page for "submit computer related articles" or "post computer related articles". The more narrow the niche, the better chances of ranking higher, like "submit computer memory articles".
| 3:54 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I had a good, almost overwhelming response from Craigslist. Something to the effect of "Wanted: Article Writers - $x Per Article" would probably work.
I ended up getting articles from about 15 people at $10 each, the quality ranged from really bad to pretty good.
| 4:15 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|I ended up getting articles from about 15 people at $10 each, the quality ranged from really bad to pretty good. |
I thought about doing the same thing but couldn't find the solution to three problems:
1. How can I be sure the article writers aren't just stealing copyrighted content from elsewhere and submitting it to me?
2. How can I prevent the articles submitted to me from being copied and used by others and thus possibly subjecting me to duplicate content penalties?
3. How can I prevent subjecting myself to the consequences of copyright violations if I publish submitted articles that were stolen from elsewhere?
| 10:25 am on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
There are solution for both your point 1 & 2, you can check the article to get insure whether it is copyrighted or not ( such as through copyscape & in google itself ). If I am not wrong google knows which is first published article hence if it is your unique article and you have published it first that means you are the owner of original article.
|smells so good|
| 10:48 am on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|the solution to three problems: |
1. Do the legwork as best you can to validate the originality. A reputable content author might have references.
2. You can purchase the right to publish the article, or you can purchase the ownership rights. Less reputable or knowledgable authors are probably selling you the right to publish, and they are free to sell it to anyone else. Spell out the terms for your rights.
3. Do your homework. Be prepared to remove anything that receives a claim, at least until the issue is resolved. Seek out quality content authors with reputable credentials.
| 12:55 pm on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|If I am not wrong google knows which is first published article hence if it is your unique article and you have published it first that means you are the owner of original article. |
Sadly, Google really does not know - or care - who published first, or who is the copyright owner.
If they only list one (often the way) that may or may not be the first, the most popular or the one from the best ranked site. It may simply be the one spidered first. Or whatever.
Google is certainly useful for finding copies (search for "a long unique phrase from the article"). But that's as far as they go.
| 4:15 pm on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|...you can check the article to get insure whether it is copyrighted or not |
Doesn't that assume the article that was copied is online.
| 9:44 pm on Dec 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|1. How can I be sure the article writers aren't just stealing copyrighted content from elsewhere and submitting it to me? |
I don't want to be controversial, but if you want a decent written article, you could find a professional freelance writer and pay them a respectable amount of compensation for the well-researched, enjoyable and entertaining prose they come up with.
Why are webmasters all over the internet still looking for illiterate, plagiaristic morons to write them scrappy $10 articles?
| 11:10 am on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
nice discussion and new points coming on front. however, I am making a very general kinda articles repository where I will invite all authors to post their articles / tutes on different computer and real world related topics / issues and some of them are already posting.
So I am not making this repository for making money and also I don't have any sponsor to pay for my own time and the time of writers so I have come up with a formula to pay my writers for their efforts, besides their great efforts to make a repository of tutes for newbies and contributing to the community, and which is to offer them to mention their adsense id in their user panel and my adsense rotator will rotate ads on the articles so they will not earn ONE TIME fee to writer article but LIFE TIME money as their ads will be displayed on the articles for the life time and all clicks will pay them.
Also I am offering good discounts to my authors as recently a company agreed to give especial discount to my writers on their all shopping on Christmas and New Year and after that they will get more attractive offers to be my authors.
So do you guys think I will be succeeded really to establish this articles repository and tutes writers will contribute as I can see many free tutes sites or tute writers work for money only? though I am also offering good packages to my authors.
| 12:42 pm on Dec 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|So I am not making this repository for making money |
You've mentioned this a couple of times already so I am curious to know how you are being compensated for the time and effort you are putting into this project? (Or are you already living off interest? >;-> )
I would hazard there are two ways to start building a collection of excellent, high-quality articles and successfully encourage writers to contribute more.
The first is to create a high quality space such as WW where people readily submit quality articles for free, content with the kudos they receive from making a noteworthy contribution to an invaluable resource.
The second is to run the whole project as a proper commercial venture and pay topic experts professional rates for high quality articles.
So either you pay a lot, or you pay nothing at all. I'm not sure paying a little will bring you all that much success. (But I'd be delighted to hear if anyone has a different experience because this impacts a bit on my business model as well!)
| 4:28 am on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I have been running four open source projects that thousands of people around the world have been using and I have been providing FREE support for these projects as well as new versions are published time to time at my convinience and you know what, You would never see a DONATE button my projects :) ... I want to SERVRE, because I am a student of such communities I remember my days when I used to google many such articles and tutes to get my problems solved this is the only reason I am doing this all stuff without any greed to earn money. I am already working on big web projects and that money is enough for me I just want to contribute and help many newbies who google to find help like I used to do.
I hope I answered your question :)
btw I got a sponsor who is offering 5% discount to all my members on total order price on shopping so join me if you want to get discount :) .. wait wait.. and did I tell you he is not paying me a single penny but all to my writers .. this is yet another answer to your question :)
| 4:52 am on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Okay, I admit I was sceptical, but this sounds really cool.
More power to you. Well done.