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What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« on: December 08, 2011, 01:18:30 PM »
I was wondering what strategies guys are using with Article Builder? So far, I have only utilized it on free Web 2.0 sites like Google Blogger and WordPress.com for anchor text links to point back to my main sites.

I have been hesitant to use it for direct submissions to directories like EzineArticles and ArticlesBase.com, or for content on my money-making sites because it seems like extensive revision would be necessary, and I would rather use that time on creating original content. Maybe I am all wet with that thinking, though.

What about use on Squidoo and HubPages?

I realize it may be way too earlier for anyone to see results, yet. I've had Article Builder for about a month and have created over 80 articles. I usually dial it up for 1000 words. I'd like to hear how other guys are using it more creatively/intelligently than I am.

Thanks. I hope all is going well and you are making a boatload of money. This is a great product. Jonathan has outdone himself. I'm glad he keeps it both pricey and restricted to small releases for new members. It would be easy for a few jerks to dilute its use.


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Re: What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 05:23:29 PM »
I was wondering what strategies guys are using with Article Builder? So far, I have only utilized it on free Web 2.0 sites like Google Blogger and WordPress.com for anchor text links to point back to my main sites.
I have been hesitant to use it for direct submissions to directories like EzineArticles and ArticlesBase.com, or for content on my money-making sites because it seems like extensive revision would be necessary, and I would rather use that time on creating original content. Maybe I am all wet with that thinking, though.

Sorry this answer is so long in coming, actually I had never noticed it until today.

I recently answered this question to a man from the forum who had contacted me directly by email sent
to me through the forum. In reference to Ezine acceptance of AB articles, as I am not sure you are the
same person (or not) I am posting part of my answer here on the forum.

Actually, I have had no problem getting Ezine to accept articles that were obtained thru AB!

What I do, which I am not saying it the correct way to do it is that in my AB articles, I first run them thru
Copyscape, and make any corrections, most of the time they are very few.

The exceptions being when I add inject content – then on occasion, there are many corrections to be made!
Once they have passed Copyscape I copy and paste them into TBS, and making no changes let TBS post
them to my writer’s site.

At that point, due to a plug in I have added that came from Ezine, it ask me if I want to submit the article
to Ezine for possible inclusion. I tell it yes, and it automatically posts it to Ezine for me.

I have had many times that Ezine MADE me make correction, but never have they questioned an article that
I had written from AB and had Copyscaped the article first!

***However, keep in mind that I never use AB, or any other product to create original articles for my clients,
for them I use IAW, Tip Builder, and Shablast to get my info, then TBS so that the content is original.

Beautiful sunny day in the woods hope it is great where you are, ;)

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Re: What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 06:09:19 PM »
I do not use AB content directly to submit to article directories, but I use SENukeX which does make such submissions. I do not worry about Copyscape.
Same goes for blog networks, bookmarking sites etc etc.

I post AB content to my own sites but not in huge quantities - not that I have anything against doing so, just that I have plenty of choices about what to use and, it has to be said, AB does not offer content in the niches in which I am the most interested.

On the whole I'd not worry about trying to make this stuff 'pass Copyscape' this is inexpensive content that the vendor makes no claims of passing Copyscape, use it where you might once have used PLR that you did not bother rewriting r where you used cheap and nasty rewritten or spun 'original' content.

Overall, if you are using AB as a part o your content strategy then think about the kinds of content that you have access to, look at the quality and type and start to prioritise each content source so that you use your content resources in the most efficient manner.

It may be that a a result of doing this you find that you are using AB in places where you could use different material more effectively and that you can see where you might want to upgrade your content source for a particular use.

In my case I found that AB would work well for me in my SENuke work where I think that its use has upgraded the quality of my backlink building content and, over time that will pay dividends.

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Re: What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 07:26:26 PM »
On the whole I'd not worry about trying to make this stuff 'pass Copyscape' this is inexpensive content that the vendor makes no claims of passing Copyscape, use it where you might once have used PLR that you did not bother rewriting r where you used cheap and nasty rewritten or spun 'original' content.
Overall, if you are using AB as a part o your content strategy then think about the kinds of content that you have access to, look at the quality and type and start to prioritise each content source so that you use your content resources in the most efficient manner.
It may be that a a result of doing this you find that you are using AB in places where you could use different material more effectively and that you can see where you might want to upgrade your content source for a particular use.

Andrew,

It is my opinion that you are very wrong in your advice to Cade in the post above!

You are wrong when you advice 'On the whole I'd not worry about trying to make this stuff 'pass Copyscape'
this is inexpensive content that the vendor makes no claims of passing Copyscape, use it where you might
once have used PLR that you did not bother rewriting r where you used cheap and nasty rewritten or spun
'original' content'.

AB is in no way cheap content. This is a Jon Leger product, and while he does not guarantee that it will pass
CopyScape, he always guarantees every product he produces, AB is no exception!


In addition, 'use it where you might once have used PLR that you did not bother rewriting r where you used
cheap and nasty rewritten or spun 'original' content'', I am in shock over that one!

I use AB content on my main writer site, which has been #1 in Google due to content from AB being on the
front page, Ezine has also accepted the content!!!

I do very little rewriting of this content, but 'I NEVER EXPECT CONTENT ORIGINATING FROM 'ANY' SOURCE
TO PASS COPYSCAPE OR MY PERSONAL REVIEW WITH NO CORRECTIONS'
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'It may be that a a result of doing this you find that you are using AB in places where you could use different
material more effectively and that you can see where you might want to upgrade your content source for a
particular use.'
What does this even mean? Moreover, why are you saying it here? Article Builder content can and used in
numerous ways, posted on numerous sites.

All that anyone needs to do is first Copyscape the content article they plan to use and make simple corrections
in any wording that did not pass Copyscape, use Copyscape again being sure their content is original 'ON THE
DAY THEY POST IT'! 

Nothing remains original very long, be it an AB article or an article created from massive research!

This content is going on the INTERNET WHERE THEY ARE BILLIONS OF USERS! You can bet your booties that
'if it is any good it will be copied'!

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Re: What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 08:23:27 PM »
HoneyJo, there are many kinds of content, as you know.

Every piece of content that we place upon our sites serves a purpose and we must decide what that purpose is. For example, you produce well written articles. I'd expect to be able to place those articles in masthead positions on my websites. I certainly could not afford to use them as run of site material, so I look for alternatives.

Well written PLR material can often fill the bill of providing run of site content. It is inexpensive, can be well written and informative. Good material can take a topic and explore and inform in some depth. If it were unique content to my pages I might well be able to use such material in masthead positions.

So, we can see there is a priority in place here, yes?

OK, so where does AB content come in the priority system?
1) The content is functionally unique - no need to rewrite it for almost any purpose.
2) The articles are built from a series of building blocks, they have no development, no depth, no exploration and thus they can not be seen as masthead content.
3) We know that readers enjoy different forms of content and that one of the forms that is most favoured is 'tips' style articles. But to have a site with nothing but tips articles would be like eating a diet of bread alone. Very boring and ultimately not nutritious. Thus I can not use AB material to the exclusion of other material in run of site positions.

Now that I have AB I use it, on my sites, in limited quantities. I NEED to have content that explores topics, that develops themes and makes arguments or teaches how to do something. PLR can do this, rewritten or not. Article Builder material can not. Think of AB material as being like hors d'oeuvres and a 'proper' article as being a course in a multi-course dinner.

Thus we have a priority system that works for my sites.
1) Masthead content, hand written, unique to my site
2) PLR material rewritten or not (usually not due to time constraints)
3) Article Builder content providing filler and leavening and, post Panda, upping the ratio of unique to non-unique content on my sites.

Then we can consider the ranking when we are marketing our sites, building backlinks or driving eyeballs.
Here again I use a three stage model and it looks very similar to the previous one.
The top is always unique content specifically written for the place where the article will be posted. The primary function of this is to draw traffic to my own pages from what I still call 'parasite hosted' pages such as Ezine articles, guest blog posts, comments on top flight blogs and forums, posts on sites such as Tumblr, Squidoo and others. I might, if appropriate use very high quality spun material, but NOT AB content. Although the Super Spun articles have been used a little.

Next comes material for article directories in lower divisions - these are posted to using SENukeZ: WPMU sites, general blog comments, bookmarking.
Here I used to mix spun content bought in (usually of poor quality - that's life!) Here also comes PLR material, rewritten or not depending upon the place that content will go.
The volume of content required made it hard to feed the content beast with quality that I wanted to get out there.
THIS is where AB comes into its own. I can spin up 10 articles knowing they will be readable and functionally unique and, effectively, in limitless quantities. So, now AB materiel has replaced my use of PLR stuff rewritten or not and goes alongside some very good quality spun content that I buy in for the purpose.

Last comes blog comments and bookmarks. AB material is great for this purpose, take a load of tips, spin 'em up, edit for length (for bookmarks)and there you go. Great bookmarks or comments!

Now, the thing is that as my money resource improves I tend to 'promote' the best content and demote the worst. Ideally one would always have custom written, unique content posted on ALL places where one posts content - it ain't possible, so we make choices. When I was able to afford to buy in good quality spin ready content it replaced my PLR stuff in my site promotion. AB has replaced the poorer quality spin ready material I used before.

I hope that little essay makes things a little more clear. ;)







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Re: What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 09:03:55 PM »
Andrew, once again we differ in opinions, so I will just say 'Folks read my reply below Andrews'!

And, remember that AB brought my writer's site to #1 in 'G' and and kept it there for a long time!
In addition, each time I post a new AB article on my writers (money site) I am again #1 in 'G', ::)
plus each of the articles have been accepted by Ezine!

All this using AB content articles with very little corrections!!! Don't let anyone tell you where to use
your AB articles, it all depends on your ability/desire to make small changes for perfect content!


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*Note: I do not use AB for my clients writing, for these I use IAW, Shablast, and Tip Builder, for
research purposes then TBS to create all original Copyscape content articles! ;)

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Re: What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 09:34:10 PM »
Yes, but you have different objectives and priorities than I do, yes?

However, you DO mix your content up as I suggest doing. You actually do much as I do! It is likely that I am doing more different activities than you. It looks as though each of your activities and your use of AB actually fits closely with what I do. :)

Everyone designs their business to suit their needs. There are many ways of doing a job. As long as what we do is effective then things are fine. ;)

For example, on just one site I am placing perhaps 100 items of unique content per week.
That site is supported by SENuke campaigns running daily. Each Nuke requires about 6 pieces of unique spun content, excluding bookmarks or comments.
The needs of such an activity are bound to vary one's assessment of needs.
How many people are using AB content for bookmarking?

Thing is that if I were doing what you have told us you were doing then we'd be doing almost the same things! But you made choices about how and how much content you use.

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Re: What Is Your Article Builder Strategy?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 10:55:46 PM »
Andrew you are right we have different views and 'different objectives and priorities'!

So let's just agree to disagree and shut down this 'nonsense' back and forth down! ::)

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