PLR Articles: Any Good For Your Blog?

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It can never be said enough that content is the key to a successful blog. For those just starting out and those hitting a dry spell with content ideas, this can be tough. You want to produce high quality articles but you have no idea where to begin. Many bloggers look at the possibility of PLR articles. By purchasing these PLR articles the blogger is receiving content that is generally high in quality at an extremely low cost. You may be considering this option and are wondering if doing so is good for your blog. Will these articles help you or hurt you? The answer lies more in how they are used. But first you need to know the benefit of using them.

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When you choose PLR articles you are doing so because of the quickness. Anyone establishing a new blog needs to build up quality content quickly. This is hard to do if you are writing the blog yourself. Instead many people prefer to purchase that content elsewhere just to get their blog going. This puts them closer to monetizing it and allows them quicker access to the search engines. PLR articles are inexpensive, generally high quality and delivered quickly.

If you are worried about everyone that signs up getting the same content, there are safeguards in place to prevent that. Sign-ups are limited and so is access to specific sets of articles. This allows those who purchase to know that there will not be hundreds of blogs out there with the exact same content that they have purchased. You can have confidence in your selection and know that your blog will continue to be unique. That said, it is still a set of articles written by someone else. That adds an entirely new problem into the equation.

The drawbacks of using PLR articles are few, but they are significant. One of the most important is that you are developing a writing style that is not your own. Readers will expect that style and you will be unable to deliver it. To avoid that and still use the PLR articles you will need to edit them quite a bit. Put them into your own words and make them sound like you are the one writing them. Many find that this extra work makes it silly to buy the articles. If you have to write it anyway you can just create your own.

Whether or not you choose to use PLR articles is a personal decision. They can be beneficial if you need many articles quickly. However, the fact is that they are not original articles written by you. It takes away from the authenticity of your posts. If you take those articles and edit them so that your own personality and style come through there will likely be no harm done to your blog. Instead you will be able to build up the content needed to attract search engines and see your blog begin its mission of success.

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13 Comments

  1. John

    I think this post hit the nail on the head: PLR articles are useful if you need a lot in a short amount of time. But if a blog is more personal, it would definitely not be worth it, and I can guarantee your fans will notice.

  2. Mike

    Whoever came up with PLR is a genius. I don’t know what I’d do without it, PLR articles have really helped me out at times when I’m in a jam.

    1. Samie

      Same here, Mike. It’s been a lifesaver when I don’t budget my time right. There’s always a deadline!

    2. Mike

      Yet another example of those million-dollar ideas that we’ve been talking about. They are out there, if you’re smart enough to act on them.

  3. Shad

    This is very interesting, I didn’t know something like PLR existed out there, I had to look it up after reading this article. I can see the benefits, and the downsides, and I think you’re right, it is very much up to the blogger’s discretion and situations whether or not to go with that.

    1. Jony

      It’s definitely a very cool concept, and it can really come in handy if you manage several blogs and don’t have time to write for each one regularly.

  4. Anon

    The lady in that picture looks like she doesn’t know how to type hahahaha.

    1. Liz

      That’s mean! :P

    2. Sarah

      Oh come, on haha it’s just a picture!

  5. Sarah

    I personally am against PLR, I feel that anything that isn’t written by me, 1) is not going to sound genuine and 2) is not something that I can be proud of, and take satisfaction in. I want everything that has my name on it to be from the heart. That’s my opinion.

    1. Liz

      I totally agree with this! Plr is totally useful, but not something I would do.

  6. Chris

    This is a good Pro vs. Con analysis of PLR. It obviously has sparked some good dialogue, it can be pretty controversial. In conclusion, I think all that can be said is that it’s up to the user whether or not they decide to use it!

  7. Cathy Jones

    I think they are better to use on small niche websites or you can use them to build a Private blog network. Just buy a domain that is related to your main money website and put these plr content on them and share your site here and there or use fiverr to share your website for you in 5$ and then link back to your main website.

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