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Moving Articles from Ezine to Wizzley

 
Sheri_Oz
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on 09/29/2012

I just decided to close my ezine account and move my 6 articles from there to here. I'm so glad I did. The wizzley platform allows me to put up the same material in a much more attractive fashion.


This process has also showed me the advantages of writing freely in word and then transferring the material to the wizzley platform - I think I organize better, write better and the edits that I do when the material is in a module make it even better.

It's also nice when I can do 2 wizzles in 2 days (actually, in a few hours).


Jerrico_Usher
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on 09/29/2012

Be careful Sheri, ezinearticles has a strict sharing policy- you have to share and allow others to syndicate your work (this is actually why people write there for promotional articles (backlinks), but it's detrimental to your copyright because if someone did copy it anywhere you won't be able to use it- I lost 20 articles this way and couldn't repost them to eza when I figured it out- make sure to copyscape them before you remove them (if they are copied and unusuable (without rewriting it)) you'll know and should just leave them there and point a link to a relative page...

Jerrico


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Sheri_Oz
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on 09/29/2012

I actually forgot to copy them onto my computer before asking ezine to close my account. So I wrote and asked them if they could send me my articles and within an hour I had the full text of those six articles in my email. That should be proof enough, no?

Perhaps I should be insulted that nobody has yet copied any of my stuff.


Jerrico_Usher
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on 09/29/2012

proof you wrote them but not proof they are not duplicate content- although it's your work and you created it- when you put them on ezinearticles you basically signed them away to anyone who wants to use them (and link back to your article by the copied bio requirement)... the problem is if it's a good article someone may have already used it- this will make it dupe content to wizzley- if it is they will detect it, so your articles alreay moved and published that didn't trigger anything should be fine, but I'd copyscape anything from eza before wasting time... copyscape is 10.00 for 200 searches- it's very inexpensive but the time it saves is priceless :)

Jerrico


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Sheri_Oz
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on 09/29/2012

Thanks so much for sending me to buy credits at copyscape - it's worth every penny.

Here is what came up for the article I checked:

1. it found my ezine article but when I clicked to see the article, it gave me a 404. So it appears nobody copied my article anywhere.

2. it found two lines on one my other original articles and these lines are easy enough to change.

This gives me confidence to use my own stuff and know that I can keep it unduplicated.


Jerrico_Usher
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on 09/29/2012

copyscape is as much a tool in my belt as modules on wizzley, even if I write something 100% fresh I copyscape it to make sure I'm not plagerizing MYSELF, when you write on just about any topic known to man it's easy to forget what you've already written, and since your writing is often a result of your character and mind set you may say things exactly the same as before and think your writing fresh witty content... 

Peace of mind is worth 5 cents an article I think- then I know when I hit that button it will clear...

by the way, if a result comes up it means the content WAS, but may no longer be copied on another site. The 404 often is a result of them removing the page copyscape found when it was live (i.e. google's cache still shows a copy until the bot crawls the page again so the search results still show it copied, but when you actually click the link, the 404 comes (because it may be cached but is not live on the web where it was). This is a good thing, it means the person who used it (legitimately if they copied your bio over) decided to remove it.

If you go through that list of sites say you get 10 url's... this doesn't always mean there was any duplicate copies out there, just the lines in many cases. A rule of thumb is anything below 10% dupe content is ok. If you notice the wording on the wizzley warning when you publish it says "Do not copy large chunks of content that exists on the web, even if it's your own content" (I paraphrased from memory)...

Anyone who uses copyscape knows this rule (eventually), the reason is that there are phrases that may be a single sentence long but one that's very common and can't be said any other way so many sites will show up as using a sentence you may have used verbatim because of how we talk in general. These are usually the bulk of those links so check them all if in doubt, if it shows less than 10% duplicated content, check to make sure the content is ambiguous or if it's something you can change (like you did with that other one).

Another thing I've noticed is that the article with the most % of content showing duplicate shows up at the top of the heap. So it seems to be ordered by most to least copied. You can also tell by the size of the sample text they show below the links. If you see a thin few lines it's likely ok, if you see a large paragraph, it's likely duplicate content (over 10%). 

hope this helps... 

Jerrico


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Sheri_Oz
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on 09/29/2012

You explain things very well and thoroughly, as usual.

Actually the 404 article that came up was my very own ezine article, not anything anyone else copied. So since they closed my account, it is logical that it is 404. And, as you say, once the bots go over the data afresh, even that will disappear.

 


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