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How to Market InfoBarrel Articles on InfoPirate Without Duplication Problems

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Marketing Articles via InfoPirate Web Tips without Duplication Issues

As a moderator on Infopirate I spend too much time marking great web tips "unwanted" just because the InfoPirate posting the Web Tip did not take the time to make the information in the Web Tip unique. That is why I am writing this article, so that InfoPirates who are also InfoBarrel writers can maximize their successful IP Web Tips and I can minimize the time I spend "unwanting" and eventually deleting improperly written or formatted Web Tips.

InfoPirate has set a number of words required for each InfoPirate Web Tip at 50 words. There is also a requirement that content must be unique and not found elsewhere on the Internet at the time the web time is posted. For a good writer, such as every InfoBarrel member must be, writing 50 unique words to convey ones reasons for the Infopirate Web Tip they are posting should be no problem. However there are some things you can do to make things go faster and, in the end, be positive your Web Tip is not going to be marked unwanted and / or deleted by that mad Infopirate Javaman (opps - that's me).

The first thing you can do is to place the InfoPirate bookmarklet into your bookmarks bar. Then when you are ready to make your Web Tip post on Infopirate do the following things.

Before clicking on the IP bookmarklet, highlight a phrase or sentence, or even two sentences, that contain a salient point in the article you are writing the web tip about. Now when you click on the IP bookmarklet that highlighted portion will come over, automatically formatted as a blockquote section.

No, I am not contradicting myself!

You are allowed to use up to 20 words in a block quote section. But in return for getting this easily and quickly placed in your in process InfoPirate Web Tip you need to write a minimum of 30 words, original in thought and not word for word found in the original article you are writing the Web Tip about.

No one will complain if you write more than 30 original words!

Of course you can add images, it's easy with the picture icon on the line above the content field to do this. Since surely the image you are using is relevant to the Web Tip you are producing make sure you put a description in the Alt text field. It is helpful to you if that Alt text also has one of your topic / keyword / tag words in it.

And now it's time to find out if all this work, which you did very quickly, will be considered duplicate or not. That's correct, you should be able to determine, on your own, if the web tip is acceptable.

Go to this URL address, http://www.copyscape.com/ and place the URL address for your InfoPirate Web Tip into the empty field that looks like this.

CopyScape Duplication Checker

If your Web Tip is going to show up as a duplicate you will get a some feedback that looks as follows.

4 results found for Leasing vs. Buying a car on loan | Infopirate.org. Click a result below to see the matching content.

... According to a study, a car loan is the most common debt amongst most of the people, after mortgage and student loan.As far as getting a car ...

Leasing vs. Buying a car on loan
... According to a study, a car loan is the most common debt amongst most of the people, after mortgage and student loan. If you are planning to buy a car on ...

So if you click on either of those two links, the other two did not look to be relevant, you get to see exactly what parts are duplicate. Very valuable information to use when you correct your Web Tip and make it non duplicate.

Leasing vs. Buying a car on loan

First thing we see is the Title is totally copy / paste duplicattion. A real no no, followed by

According to a study, a car loan is the most common debt amongst most of the people, after mortgage and student loan. If you are planning to buy a car on loan, it is really important to get a pre-approval for your car loan, before you even choose the car you want to get.

So you see, this duplicate content was not the first sentence or even first paragraph of the original article but copyscape still found it.

But if you write a post that does not have duplicate content what happens is this. If you used no block quote content copyscape returns a mesage that tells us there is no duplication. If you did use the block quote format we see exactly the words you used but because we click on the Source Article link - that shows us that what copyscape says is duplicate is within your block quote declaration.

Bottom line is this. It's better if all your 50 words are your own original thoughts anc content but if it is easier for a particular Web Tip to quote a small part of the original artical the blockquote format is the way to do it.

This information is, of course, applicable to any article promotion posts that you make anywhere on the Internet, not just for InfoPirate Web Tips. We hope to see you soon posting great Web Tips on InfoPirate helping to promote articles from a variety of web sites, including InfoBarrel.



Jan 7, 2011 3:19pm
Thanks a lot Javaman - I can't speak for the rest of us IBers but I really appriciate you, IP, and your reaching out to us with advice. Thanks for this - I haven't yet tried the bookmarklet but will do so sometime soon. :)
Jan 7, 2011 4:55pm
You are welcome Chezfat. It's in the best interest of all of us to work together.
Jan 7, 2011 5:08pm
Thanks,grateful for the help!
Jan 7, 2011 10:15pm
Really great and informative article. I think this will be extremely helpful to a lot of us InfoBarrel writers who use InfoPirate as well as those utilizing other sites out there too. Thanks again Javaman!
Jan 7, 2011 11:11pm
The bookmarklet will be a useful tool. Thanks for sharing the many tips in your article.
Jan 7, 2011 11:25pm
Thank you so much! More and more I am just writing the entire 50+ words from scratch. I haven't been notified that any of my webtips have been rejected. I plan to set up the bookmarklet. I think it will be helpful. We really appreciate this article! Thanks!
Jan 8, 2011 12:46am
Hey, Javaman! Glad you finally got approved!

Thanks for the great tips. Although I write my stuff from scratch and use the blockquote feature, this is still really helpful. I think it's great that you guys use Copyscape to keep the content on Infopirate completely unique. I didn't realize that a similar bookmark, say from STM, would set it off though, so it's good to have really good clarification about what your site wants. Is there a system that says our web tip was deleted, if it's deleted? I'm not sure if that's happened to any of mine, but just curious.

If a site like Digg or Folkd pulls my info I usually don't change it, but on a site like IP I do write original.

The bookmarklet is great. Fine tip about highlighting the sentence first because I noticed that when I click 'Infopirate it!' the Infopirate page opens over the page I'm bookmarking.
Jan 8, 2011 2:14am
Thanks for the helpful article and working hard on IP.
Jan 8, 2011 3:59am
When I first began submitting there, I was under the impression that the title for the bookmark had to be EXACTLY the same. What I would do is use the same title, and write a 100-200, usually, word bookmark. I didn't do this with intent to deceive, however, I really genuinly thought that's how the titles had to be...word for word from the original post....

So, the title should be as different as possible in your own words, from the original title?
Jan 8, 2011 7:13am
I am too interested in this. If for instance you have "T X Z" as a title and at IP you use "A T X Z W" - it is still a problem (as in this case the title is not the same but the original title is completely included in the IP bookmark title)?

And thanks a lot for this useful article. I'd like also another one dealing with the issue of multiple accounts.
Jan 10, 2011 8:25am
The URL text and Title for People Text are what need to be as described in my other reply today - too long to repeat again.

BUT actually there is nothing that says you have to make the web tip URL text and web tip Title for People the same at all as the URL and Title text from the original article.

That is what I meant in the other article by getting a second chance on old articles where maybe you did not do as good a job with the symbiotic relationship between the URL and Title Text and your keywords.

This fact is also a great way to make web tips and articles that really look like totally different articles.

I wrote last week and article for AC about a Travel Nightmare in Hongkong.
That was the text in the original article and in the Title for People text.
But I have also made article promotional web tips and scoops of that article where I had titles like Airline Abandons Passengers in Hong Kong and other seemingly unrelated titles.

This works for me and is one of the ways it is easier for me to write non original content when promoting my original articles. It also helps me correct keyword - url text - title for people text errors because I am still not real good at transferring my keyword intentions to my articles. I know that to be the case because I often make more money on my web tips than I ever do on the original article.
Jan 10, 2011 8:18am
The most important text, because the search engines see it first is in the URL address field. This is just like when you write a new article or blog post anywhere. Since the URL text comes from your first typing of your title, make sure as many keywords as possible are in that limited number of characters. Also the most important keywords should be as close to the front of the URL text as possible.

After the URL text the next most important is the Title Text. Yes, one way to do this is to just leave the test the same as you typed the firs time. But you don't want to waste URL text character space with keyword useless words like a or the or of or at so you can leave those out when you type the first "title" for your web tip, article or blog post. Then when you go back you can make a title that is for people and not for search engines; with the caveat that you still want to put as many, and all is better, of the key words from the URL text into your Title for People.

When I first started writing online I made a lot of mistakes, still do probably, and a lot of my original URL and Titles were, and still are, not so key word cool. I find that doing a good job on the URL Text and Title for People Text - tied of course to my good keyword research helps correct the loss of traffic I had when the article, hub, or blog post was first written.

Hope this is not too wordy. And of course this is all based on my personal experience. There are a lot of people out there, many on IB to be sure, more knowledgeable than I am.

I was always frustrated when getting started that it seemed few people online would really share the "good stuff", the things that were really working for them. Once I know something has really worked for me, and was not just some anomalous blip on the screen, I share the information.
Jan 10, 2011 9:06am
Thanks a lot for this detailed and valuable response.
Jan 12, 2011 8:35pm
I fumbled so much when I started (still do, but it's getting better). The thing about writing online is that we can ALL earn. Tips don't have to be kept secret. Although I don't tend to share my profitable keywords cause there are lurkers and other struggling folks who will try to capitalize on it.

I also thought that the titles had to be the same. I do work now on changing the body and using a good, concise keyword description.
Jan 8, 2011 5:38am
great guidance, really useful info.
Jan 8, 2011 8:42am
Thank you for writing this very useful and informational article!
Jan 9, 2011 12:15pm
Valuable info for those of us who are eager to get started at InfoPirate. Thanks for sharing.
Jan 9, 2011 9:09pm
Thank you for the headsup.
Jan 10, 2011 1:21pm
Thank you for your explanatory, informative article. Welcome to infobarrel.
Jan 12, 2011 5:53pm
Thanks. As a newbie at IP and after already making some mistakes, I really am glad that you fixed by the way, I'm glad to have this informative article.
Jan 20, 2011 7:00am
thanks a lot
Mar 6, 2011 3:11pm
Reading this again is a great refresher.

I just referred some folks to this article so I hope they read it because there is so much awesome information packed in one article and its comments.

Thanks again.
Mar 7, 2011 12:17am
This is great information Javaman, for newbies like me, this article can makes things easy! Thanks!
Mar 26, 2011 11:56pm
Great tips, actually I stopped writing at infopirate as wasnt sure what was right and what wasnt, but am now traveling so not on net as much so will have to have another go at it when have more time thanks again for the help.
Mar 27, 2011 1:02am
Really great information in these comments, as well as the article. I like using InfoPirate and don't want to make any mistakes. We all appreciate the help you are giving us here at InfoBarrel.
Jul 10, 2011 9:46am
This is great information on how not to duplicate information on the Internet. I did not think that it mattered I was only using a site for backlinks. I usually copy the first paragraph of my article for my backlinks. Now I write unique summaries for linking.

One question...what in the world is InfoPirate? This is the first time hearing about it. :)
Jul 10, 2011 2:52pm
Infopirate is a Web 2.0 Internet website. That means the content is provided by users and not just by the owner of the website. In fact Infopirate was the first Web 2.0 website on the Internet.

Infopirate has a new ship for it's pirates to sail on. The new ship has lots of new sails and double rudders. It's going to take us all a few trips on the seas to get used to all the new tips and tricks but we will share them with all our mates on Infobarrel.

Oct 2, 2011 4:19pm
Just signed up to Infopirates today and want to read up before I make any faux pas. Thank you for this article Java xx
Oct 2, 2011 6:22pm
Hi Ddraig,

Since this article was written we have found that Google checks the web tip TITLE for duplication as well as the text in the body of the Web tip.

We also have changed downward the number of original words needed BUT suggest you use the BLOCKQUOTE /BLOCKQUOTE method of putting one or two sentences from the original article in the text body.

That makes writing the web tip faster and still allows a portion of the original article without being penalized, as long as the portion from the original is in blockquote form.
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