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    PLR Articles use negative effect to website search rankings?

    Will using PLR articles cause a negative effect of website rankings?

    I'm building a new site and have around a dozen unique articles. My idea is to first add around 50 PLR articles as the base content or skeleton of the site. Second to flesh it out by adding the unique content. Will this cause a negative effect in search rankings due to the duplicate content from the PLR articles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by menj View Post
    You should get them rewritten first if you are planning to use PLR articles, as that might trip the duplicity filter on Google.
    It seems like a good idea to load up on the PLR articles but on second thoughts it may be detrimental to the site.

    According to Google Webmaster Central, Google may penalize a site for duplicate content:

    "Google perceives that duplicate content may be shown with intent to manipulate our rankings and deceive our users, we'll also make appropriate adjustments in the indexing and ranking of the sites involved. As a result, the ranking of the site may suffer, or the site might be removed entirely from the Google index, in which case it will no longer appear in search results."


    Duplicate content - Webmasters/Site owners Help

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    This is definitely a bad idea. Using the PLR articles first will get your site flagged as 100% duplicate content right away and Google will no longer trust your site or come back often to crawl it. It would be a much better strategy to first use about 20 unique articles and then start feeding in some PLR articles, though it would be even better if you rewrite those PLR articles too.

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    Rewrite your posts. It would be more effective (for you) because then you will have the unique content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Will using PLR articles cause a negative effect of website rankings?

    I'm building a new site and have around a dozen unique articles. My idea is to first add around 50 PLR articles as the base content or skeleton of the site. Second to flesh it out by adding the unique content. Will this cause a negative effect in search rankings due to the duplicate content from the PLR articles?

    I have a simple solution for you. Don't let spiders access the PLR articles. Let only people read them. That way Google can't index the PLR articles. (Even if Google would index them, they would be omitted from the search results. So they wouldn't bring you any traffic anyway.)
    Then let spiders index those unique articles.

    So you use those unique articles to get your website indexed in Google. And those PLR articles are there only for people to read.

    Now there is no reason for Google to penalize your website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desan View Post
    I have a simple solution for you. Don't let spiders access the PLR articles. Let only people read them. That way Google can't index the PLR articles. (Even if Google would index them, they would be omitted from the search results. So they wouldn't bring you any traffic anyway.)
    Then let spiders index those unique articles.

    So you use those unique articles to get your website indexed in Google. And those PLR articles are there only for people to read.

    Now there is no reason for Google to penalize your website.
    Good idea to noindex the PLR articles. I have a site though that has around 150 PLR articles, and the website receives quite a few longtail hits. So it seems that the issue is whether the PLR articles have been widely distributed. In most case the PLR article packs are dead horses beaten to death. Really no value for the search engines. But for the plr article packs that are sold on a limited basis, there could still be some value. Especially when some re-writes are done to make the content copyscape passed.

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