We’ve been doing some alpha testing for importing the database into our system. Besides looking for the optimal solution (importing and indexing a hundred thousand articles is not an easy task), we’re also cleaning the database of worthless articles.
The first pack of articles is the all known 115.000+ article pack. Many people might wonder why would you want to pay a monthly fee on articles if you can get packs with articles for 0,3$ per article. Well, in short PLR article packs are completely worthless. Here are a few reasons:
- Articles are NOT sorted. Unless you think “3 Safety Tips For Hikers” goes into Tennis? How about “Blackjack Strategy Tips” in Home & Family? No? Didn’t think so. And these are just examples I found in a few seconds.
- Articles are in many languages – you can find Spanish and some other for which my computer didn’t have encoding so I could not even see it properly.
- There are spam articles – a bunch of articles with less than 300 words and with URLs – just product pitches, no value at all.
- There’s no SEARCH! Do you really want to go through hundreds of articles in a folder to find 2-3 you need at this moment?
The first bullet point is also why we completely cancelled the option to browse through categories. They are completely useless as the articles were very badly sorted. Plus the search is actually fantastic, so we think we don’t really need categories. Members will quickly get the easy search (it actually has the same basic features as Google – AND/OR, exact phrase, negatives, plus some others – variations of root etc.).
Other problems will be solved by our automatic importer so you will only get access to best articles from packs.
And I can’t tell you how much I’m excited about the search – it was a “make it or brake it” function and it works really fantastic! Can’t wait to get the first beta testers.
I’ll keep you posted.