So, Misha, is this the purpose of PLR, just to generate tons of content for webpages, or are there any legitimate uses for it. I don't even know what PLR stand for??? Help?
Private label rights? As far as I remember. I never used them, so I'm not a big specialist. Basically those are articles with the right to publish sold to anybody for a small fee. Hundreds of internet marketers buy them and publish, creating tons of duplicate content
Smarter ones do re-write of those articles, though. This one didn't...
They seem to be popping up more lately. I noticed one yesterday too. Do they get booted? I noticed also, that another hub that was copy and pasted from elsewhere has not been penalized, and has quite a high score.
I know I should know this by now, lol, but since I don't practice this, I don't really know how it works for those who do. Is the hubbers score affected, but not the hub itself?
It just bothers me.
I was thinking last night, I wonder if it would help for HubPages to add a new rule to the site?
Something along the lines that a Hub isn't a Hub unless it's multimedia - i.e. it can't be just plain text and revenue capsules, it has to be either text and a photo, or photo and video or text and video - you get the picture.
That would enable HP to boot off a number of people who don't actually break the existing rules (like these PLR guys) but aren't doing the site any favours. Of course, in time these spammers would realise they have to add a photo, but it might slow them down a bit.
I don't think it would be a problem for regular Hubbers either, because let's face it, the ability to illustrate our Hubs is one of the points of differentiation that we have. When I come across a Hub that's just plain indigestible text, I often don't read it - and my first thought is to email the Hubber and point them to some of the great Hubs here, to show them what they SHOULD be doing.
Sounds good. I think all of my hubs have more than just text. That is part of the fun for me at HubPages, adding all the capsules; looking through YouTube to see if anything fits my hub, trying to find pictures that could help illustrate it, etc.
I'm very new here, and have only 3 Hubs so far. All are original writing written from personal experience, and all are plain (indigestible?) text with a couple revenue capsules each. I didn't think that adding a photo or video was an unwritten rule...? I break up the text into sections with subheads, but if this is really how people see it -- that every Hub should have at least a photo or video -- I'll have to rethink my Hub creation process.
(Speaking of video, I'd much rather use Revver than YouTube, but I guess that's a different topic for a different time/place...)
For the time being anyway, we're content making sure that 1) nobody breaks our current rules, and 2) we reward the best authors with the highest scores. If you see someone with a Hubber score in the upper 80s, or especially in the 90s that is doing stuff like this, please let me know directly. There may be some deficiency in our scoring algorithms that we can correct.
I don't know that having illustrations is an unwritten rule exactly, but it is certainly one of the things that differentiates HubPages from a lot of other sites. Also if you have a photo at the top right hand corner, your Hub will show that in the list of Hubs, which may catch people's eye.
Ah, that's good to know, thanks! I used that in my new Hub about email myths.
I think that the image can be anywhere, just that the first photo capsule used in the hub will be the one that gets used as the image to accompany the hub.
Though it is a good habit to get into.
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