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Multiple versions of content are typically used in link building. Use the various versions to point back to your site. Make sure that you don't use a version of the spun content as the target of your link building, doing so is usually obvious and, of course, provides little benefit to human visitors following such a link.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: New Proxy/VPS Service Coming Soon Question
« on: April 11, 2017, 04:48:35 AM »
Using WordPress these days takes a lot of resources. Gone are the days of it being lightweight. If you start adding plugins that are dynamically adding content, doing tagging, pulling in images from external sources - fun stuff like that, then you need a decent server setup. Shared hosting on a budget just won't do it.

I don't think that HG are lying, but it'd be helpful if they were to separate out WP and other similar CMS sites from static HTML sites as the requirements are hugely different!
Users would be well served to follow HG's strong advice to use a good caching plugin but also to be aware that not all WP setups can work comfortably with a cache. Caching enables a site to work with much lower resource needs - at best, not far from a static site and, often, much faster page loads than WP normally can manage on a shared setup.

I use Dolphin and, in the past, Joomla. Users have the same complaints about these two platforms on shared hosting and for the same reasons.

Hostgator are great though if you are running a business dependent upon your sites because they offer an easy and inexpensive upgrade route from shared hosting through to dedicated servers. They handle the upgrade for clients such that the transfers are pretty much hands free and invisible to both the site owner and to visitors. That means one can start out with budget hosting and, as one's needs increase, move up to dedicated via VPS.

I used a dedicated server with them for years, after making a similar progression. I only changed over when I went to a provider who specialised in Dolphin setups, but there was no saving in money. :) Sadly HG do not have much experience with Dolphin and this somewhat forced the issue. I regarded the cost, around $175 per month as a very low cost business expense and was very happy with the level of service until I found myself at the limit of their expertise with the arcana of Dolphin. By the way, there are people providing dedicated hosting at lower cost than HG but the shortcuts imposed by the lower costs are likely to provide a significant stumbling block for many people as the lower costs mean limitations to service level and quality, compromises on REAL server specs and the use of lower cost control panels.

Of course one should, ideally, monitor one's own resource usage but many do not. HG are pretty good at notifying account holders when there are resource issues; it is in their own best interests to do so as this is an ideal opportunity to sell an upgrade and, over they years, I have learned to follow the host's suggestions about upgrade needs!

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Thanks for a very good explanation of the issue.

My takeaway is that it is worth spending a bit of time on upping the quality of the content through the entire process or to choose a more approachable niche.

However, any accounts must always be regarded as being burners, not long term assets. Longevity is a bonus, not the norm.

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iNeedArticles / Re: Are re-writes spinning?
« on: April 02, 2017, 03:12:37 PM »
It'd be unlikely that they'd be spun; it takes longer to spin an article than to write one. If you commissioned multiple articles on the same topic, with the same instructions and written by the same person then it is reasonable to expect that the output will be similar.

The 'bonus' spun versions are created automatically.

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Instant Article Wizard / Re: stalled!
« on: March 30, 2017, 04:40:17 AM »
It is a very useful content research tool. Cuts research time for new projects by a huge degree.

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Instant Article Wizard / Re: Which is the preferred Captcha firm
« on: March 30, 2017, 04:38:58 AM »
Deathbycaptcha is my goto for this stuff. There's other options that some prefer but whenever tools support Captcha solutions DBC will always be supported.

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Yeah, kinda. We have been building successful autoblogs and automated websites since mid 2005. There's a lot of implicit knowledge in each site that we were selling.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: Could email affect account suspensions?
« on: March 26, 2017, 10:33:21 AM »
When creating social media accounts I never use anything like Gmail or other 'free' providers. All are used for spam and spam account creation.

I always use a paid service, with a good reputation and put all mails through a domain unique to myself using on-the-fly accounts. Since doing this I have not had issues due to email.

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New Product Ideas / Re: TBS3: suggested changes to the "Uniqueness" logic
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:00:33 AM »
sometimes one hits lucky and can be the first to index a PLR product, but it won't last. :)

Of course, if one is not depending upon search traffic then duplication is not really an issue - pointing your Pinterest traffic at PLR, for example, shouldn't be a problem.

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New Product Ideas / Re: TBS3: suggested changes to the "Uniqueness" logic
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:47:41 AM »
Two additional points to make:
1) In many topics it is almost certain that there will be some apparent duplication becasue of the jargon and stock phrases used in the subject. Copyscape, the leading plagiarism indication tool uses word groups (shingles) of three words and so it will pick up on 3 (or more) string combinations for duplication. Two word combos are so common that they are ignored.

2) The leading tool, Copyscape, is no longer a very good arbiter of uniqueness. Their index is no longer as comprehensive as it was when the Web was younger. It is still fast and useful but far from being an exhaustive check. The only way that I know of is to paste strings into Google or Bing's search tools and see what they turn up. Both Google and BIng have at least one copy of the entire Internet on their servers but even this is not foolproof as it is not possible to check an entire document and both major search engines provide a personalised, edited view of the Internet to individual searchers.

That leads to a third point, by accident. It has long been suggested that an article that is more than 30% unique compared to other pages on the Internet will be treated as unique by SEs. That seems to be roughly true, however, I have seen that content where the information load is significantly different to other versions tends to do better than articles where the words are different, paragraph order is different but the ideas and facts expressed are substantially the same.

So, a little bit of duplication does no harm at all, but the est case is where the information provided is spun as well. I do that by having several paragraphs that are spun in and out at random giving  not only a different structure but also different information.

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It looks as though the link from the Help page within Ineedarticles is incorrect. Probably needs a 30 second touch by the webmaster. :)

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: all 30 of my sites were just suspended today
« on: February 07, 2017, 02:12:00 PM »
What do you mean by 'sites'?

Sites are nothing to do with Pinterest - except in so far as your Pinterest accounts are  linking to the sites. Pinterest can't take any action against your websites.

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iNeedArticles / Re: Customer service rep not responding for over a week!
« on: February 07, 2017, 03:45:45 AM »
Writing as a bloke who has only spent a little over $1000 on Ineedarticles since its inception I have a few comments that struck me on reading this thread.

1) These articles are so cheap they are almost free. These are not designed to be deathless prose, they are page fillers. However, very often, the quality of the content returned is well in excess of that which might be expected for the money paid. I have yet to have an article whose vale was less than the money paid.

2) If you don't like an article then simply order another one. If your budget won't run to that then you are not charging enough.

3) To be able to 'reject' an article is exactly the same as getting articles written for free because you seek to get ANOTHER article at zero extra cost.

4) If the content you are reselling to others is 'mission critical' then do not cheap out even further than you are already doing in using INA by not paying the extra to specify style and angle. If you paid the minimum rate for a 4/5 star writer and did not pay the extra to specify style and angle then the outcome is a reflection of your choice, not the failure of the INA writers or system.

5) The order page makes it clear that without style or research fees the writer will simply write about the keyword provided. You get the specified number of words on a topic, no more, no less.

6) I'd set the grammar and syntax skills of any of the 4/5 star writers I have encountered on INA above those of their clients, including myself, any day of the week. To not put too fine a point on it, while many matters of grammar are matters of opinion not fixed fact, I would reckon that these folks are more likely to be in the right than you are.

Suck it up, you tried to cheap out on an order, you did not get what you wanted because you cheaped out and now you want other people to pay for your mistake. That's not fair, it ain't right and you shouldn't get away with it.



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iNeedArticles / Re: question about article re-writes
« on: February 03, 2017, 05:30:38 AM »
A few points: getting an article that you don't own rewritten is, in my opinion, wrong. I know that many people do it but that does not make it right. Usually it does not get a good article either!

Over the years I have made a point of buying in good quality content for my pages and promotions and I have used I Need Articles to get many of them rewritten with good results.

Secondly, Copyscape is not a great way to find if content is unique on the Internet. Copyscape is a plagiarism detection tool but it is far from being a complete record of the Internet. It is perfectly possible for a piece of text to 'pass' Copyscape and yet have many analogs on the Internet easily picked up by other search engines.

Thirdly, content from INA DOES 'pass' Copyscape checks if that is your chosen criterion for uniqueness.

I have used links to specific pages, more than one at a time, as reference sources for INA writers to work from. This gives you a good reading, genuinely unique article that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

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Social Multiplier 2 / Re: Help for redirect settings
« on: January 24, 2017, 02:46:01 PM »
GoDaddy is not the host that you want to use for your online business.


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