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Hi may I know the differences between Content Ferret and Instant Article Wizard? It looks the same product to me except with different name.

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Hi may I know the differences between Content Ferret and Instant Article Wizard? It looks the same product to me except with different name.

Not having tried content ferret yet and just going on the video, it looks as if someone has already run IAW for you and selected out a massive amount of useable content. This will be a massive time saver. Also, I STILL get goog;e capchas if I run IAW for any length of time and this should  not trigger any of those, because the content is already there on the servers, just ready to download. I intend to buy and today is pay day - yippee.

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What Meg said plus the fact that IAW can only pull 1,000 results from Google at most because that's what google limits you to. CF has no such limitations and often gets thousands of snippets back.

One more thing is the subcategory selection in CF. IAW gives you a dozen or two (again due to its limitations from Google). CF has thousands per category.

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As I understand it though. CF is limited to the content in the database already. The problem I see there is that one is not going to be able to build articles that are more advanced than the typical PLR content - intro level, basic 5 mins researched articles by somebody who knows nothing about the topic. IAW provides access to the world of the interwebs so anything is possible enabling higher 'expert' level articles.

Or maybe I don't get the concept?

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Good points Andrew.  Now think about the WHY and HOW you will be writing and using these articles.  If you are presenting a doctoral thesis or helping a client with a very serious and specific disorder, obviously the content database of this system simply won't cut it.  But for the vast majority of us wannabe bloggers and marketers, this level is PERFECT.  It allows us to quickly set up a VAST amount of 'decent enough' quality content to establish ourselves as being at least credible if not authoritative.  In that regard, this can be a great STARTER tool.
Now if your work requires you to display greater depth and expertise, certainly you are free to use IAW or good old Google all by itself.  I don't think this (or ANY other tool for that matter) could ever be the 'be-all, end-all'.  However, for myself and my needs, this is pretty damned AWESOME!
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P.S.  I previously owned IAW on another machine which has since died.  Unfortunately, I did not transfer the license over to my present computer.  STILL, it was a total NO-BRAINER for me to jump on this offer early and take advantage of the pre-launch price!  I'm starting a new career blending thinking/beliefs, nutrition and fitness so my needs for content will be VORACIOUS.  This tool will be a life saver to help me populate my blog and FB pages!

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By the way, I have purchased Content Ferret lifetime license. :)

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By the way, I have purchased Content Ferret lifetime license. :)

Me too. I opened it up, selected a topic and got 472 "snippets" straight away, every single one of them usable.  ;D

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I have been playing with it. I had misunderstood a little the proposition.
The content is scraped from various sites on the interwebs such as Ezine articles and other article sites as well as a load of other places. I guess that these are similar sources as IAW uses. The big plus here is that the system should be faster and no Captcha delays.

I had expected (and hoped) that the content was from the Jon Leger Content Factory.

I guess that folks who are accustomed to IAW will love this to bits.

For myself, I am not sure. Because all the content is copyright to somebody else I can't be happy using the material unless it is completely rewritten and I don't go in for automated spinning in any circumstance.

I can see the concept though.
Here's what I'd love to see.
The database filled out with bought in PLR and content produced by the Jon Leger Content Factory.
The ability to 'uniqueify' through the use of snippets from the Content Ferret and Article Builder databases.
Autospinning there for those who need it, with the ability to download a folder of spun articles.
Autoposting, auto image/video insertion, Clickbank link insertion etc, in fact the functionality of ArticleBuilder's blog posting features in toto.

In response to those who might say 'but that's Article Builder' I'd say no, that is not the case. Article Builder ONLY makes automated unique articles in a 'tips' format. Content Ferret with a database of complete articles that are sliced as snippets is different because with these we can make articles with structure.
The thing is that, IMHO, the audience for the output of Content Ferret and Article Builder is likely very similar. Each style of article has a place and the ability to create structured articles that don't infringe on copyright at high speed in a semi-automated manner is very appealing. I can imagine running sites where we publish something like 8 Article Builder posts and then 2 Content Ferret posts along with hand-crafted pre-sell and 'anchor' pages.

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I have been playing with it. I had misunderstood a little the proposition.
The content is scraped from various sites on the interwebs such as Ezine articles and other article sites as well as a load of other places. I guess that these are similar sources as IAW uses. The big plus here is that the system should be faster and no Captcha delays.

I had expected (and hoped) that the content was from the Jon Leger Content Factory.

I guess that folks who are accustomed to IAW will love this to bits.

For myself, I am not sure. Because all the content is copyright to somebody else I can't be happy using the material unless it is completely rewritten and I don't go in for automated spinning in any circumstance.

I can see the concept though.
Here's what I'd love to see.
The database filled out with bought in PLR and content produced by the Jon Leger Content Factory.
The ability to 'uniqueify' through the use of snippets from the Content Ferret and Article Builder databases.
Autospinning there for those who need it, with the ability to download a folder of spun articles.
Autoposting, auto image/video insertion, Clickbank link insertion etc, in fact the functionality of ArticleBuilder's blog posting features in toto.

In response to those who might say 'but that's Article Builder' I'd say no, that is not the case. Article Builder ONLY makes automated unique articles in a 'tips' format. Content Ferret with a database of complete articles that are sliced as snippets is different because with these we can make articles with structure.
The thing is that, IMHO, the audience for the output of Content Ferret and Article Builder is likely very similar. Each style of article has a place and the ability to create structured articles that don't infringe on copyright at high speed in a semi-automated manner is very appealing. I can imagine running sites where we publish something like 8 Article Builder posts and then 2 Content Ferret posts along with hand-crafted pre-sell and 'anchor' pages.

I knew they were NOT PLR and that I would have to rewrite them but I am prepared for that and intend to use them to create structured articles and will spin paragraphs together using TheSpinWizard. Could probably also use the snippets (rewritten) as drop in material for AB articles?

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This is really confusing. So as a IAW user, should I buy Content Ferret? Can someone post a simple table showing the differences and similarities between IAW and Content Ferret?

Thank you.

 

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Re: What is the difference between Content Ferret and Instant Article Wizard?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2014, 05:23:35 AM »
This is really confusing. So as a IAW user, should I buy Content Ferret? Can someone post a simple table showing the differences and similarities between IAW and Content Ferret?

Thank you.

 

I have both, though I haven't used CF much, yet. I like IAW but I get an awful lot of Google capchas when using it.

IAW - Pros
I can search for ANY subject under the sun. If IAW doesn't get content back it may be that there isn't any, eg a new product.

IAW - Cons
It can take some time to search
It triggers Google capchas

Content Ferret - Pros
Instant
Lots of stuff
Good readable stuff

Content Ferret - Cons
Only certain subjects will be covered

BOTH
This is NOT PLR. This is scraped content from other people's sites. It is copyright. You must rewrite it before using.

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Re: What is the difference between Content Ferret and Instant Article Wizard?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2014, 06:06:31 AM »
This is really confusing. So as a IAW user, should I buy Content Ferret? Can someone post a simple table showing the differences and similarities between IAW and Content Ferret?

Thank you.

 

I have both, though I haven't used CF much, yet. I like IAW but I get an awful lot of Google capchas when using it.

IAW - Pros
I can search for ANY subject under the sun. If IAW doesn't get content back it may be that there isn't any, eg a new product.

IAW - Cons
It can take some time to search
It triggers Google capchas

Content Ferret - Pros
Instant
Lots of stuff
Good readable stuff

Content Ferret - Cons
Only certain subjects will be covered

BOTH
This is NOT PLR. This is scraped content from other people's sites. It is copyright. You must rewrite it before using.

Thanks Meg for the comparison~ :)

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Re: What is the difference between Content Ferret and Instant Article Wizard?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2014, 11:26:17 AM »
Overall I think IAW will be more useful to me now as I am back to writing my own content again.  As stated IAW will pull for any niche if there is material available for that niche. 

Having said that, I bought CF the instant it was made available.  At this introductory price it will be worth while if I only use it once a month.  I like lifetime subscriptions and appreciate it when Jonathan makes one available to reward his loyal base.

I believe I will use CR more once all the niches are added into the database.  I am hoping the niches added will follow those of AB, as I would like to see the fishing niche added.  (hint, hint) 

I don't remember when the offer ends for this so this post may be too late for that.  But I also believe it will be an excellent tool and worth the annual subscription as well if you use the niches provided in the database.

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Re: What is the difference between Content Ferret and Instant Article Wizard?
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 04:21:28 AM »
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This is NOT PLR. This is scraped content from other people's sites. It is copyright. You must rewrite it before using.

I'm confused as well now.

On the CF video, Jon says the snippets come from his massive database of articles.

So I assumed the snippets were plucked from the articles written by his article writers and not scraped from other people's sites.

Perhaps Jon can clarify this for us.

Whatever the source of the snippets, they should be rewritten to be on the safe side.

Frank

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Re: What is the difference between Content Ferret and Instant Article Wizard?
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 04:57:36 AM »
Frank, that is what I heard too. :)
It was this that got me to hit up PayPal. I am not intending to refund as I am looking, in the longer term, at CF as an online version of IAW with a lifetime subscription and no issues with Google challenges. However, I'd love to see content from Jon's mahoosive article database in there, but given the way the tool is set up right now it would need to be flagged as such or run as a separate project.