Do you ever get asked if people can copy your content to their sites?

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    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    I get these emails every so often offering a link to my hub pages article if I agree to let someone copy it directly to their own web site. I always say no because then I get that little 'c' thingie showing the content has been copied, plus, I thought we agreed when we signed on not to publish the content elsewhere on the web (although of course we could rewrite it or publish it in paper media).

    Also, to me, it seems like a good deal for them but for me, not so much. I already backlink to my hub from every other site I write for and I do that for other people WITHOUT asking to use their content for free.

    I know some of you are very knowledgeable about marketing your hubs.

    What do you think of this kind of request?

  2. Ambition profile image57
    Ambitionposted 9 years ago

    I advice you not to do it as its definite plagiarism( from the website) and plagiarism has no place.

  3. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I would gladly give them a spun version, and specify the text of the link. There is no such thing as too many backlinks. But since you have to re-write manually, I would also look at their site popularity with search engines, and would only work with guys who are well established, say at least PR2. smile

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    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    That's exactly what I was wondering Misha. Next time maybe I will check on that. Is there software you can buy to spin these things so you don't have to do an entire rewrite manually? I've thought of that before for article directories. I write all my content myself, and it only gets used once.

    1. Ambition profile image57
      Ambitionposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think there is any software but i use to first translate my article into many different languages using google translator and then again back to english and i can then see some changes.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image76
        Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Online translators are crap.  They end up turning stuff into gibberish, a lot of the time.  There are article spinners out there, but if you aren't really good at using them, they turn out the same kind of semi-gibberish as translators.

        1. Ambition profile image57
          Ambitionposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          thats true but you cannot rewrite any article with any machine. There is no alternative for Human mind.

          1. Maddie Ruud profile image76
            Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I agree. That's why I write everything from scratch.

    2. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There is quite a bit of software available, a lot is free, I personally am using an online one - jetspinner.com. You'll have to sign up though, and the spinner part is free. They also do automatic article directory submission of spun articles for you, and this costs money. Depends really on how much you plan to make with this. I pay a flat fee of $20 a month, but I signed up like 3 years ago, I don't know if they changed prices since.

      You'll have to do a lot of tedious and boring work though, if you want to get quality spins. I usually spend several working days on preparing one article for spin. The reward is you can literally have hundreds of unique articles. smile

  5. barryrutherford profile image76
    barryrutherfordposted 9 years ago

    That's exactly what I was wondering Misha. Next time maybe I will check on that. Is there software you can buy to spin these things so you don't have to do an entire rewrite manually?

    Can you please explain to me as a rookie what you mean with this spin terminology ?

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, it's pretty easy but boring and tedious. The idea is that you go through the article and decide where you can use synonyms, different phrasing, or entirely different sentences and paragraphs, and write this down following a certain syntax. Then a fairly simple piece of software spins it - generates a number of articles using variations you defined, which makes articles more or less unique. Some people delegate the first part to software, too, and this is where garbage and bad reputation are coming from. smile

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    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    Wow. Well, I'm going to check it out, but I see myself giving up quickly. I used to take 'spinning' jobs at Elance, and OMG--I quit bidding on them because of what you are saying here. That was without the software, but it doesn't sound like the software is tons of fun either.

    I actually like to write. I may have to just accept poverty! lol!

    I won't be the first writer to do that, not by any stretch. But now I have a better perspective on this, thanks. smile

  7. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL yeah Pam, a lot of people just write. I can't, and it costs me at least $5 a pop, so for me this is actually the easy way out smile

 
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