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06 April 2012 @ 09:21 pm
For what it's worth...  
I haven't had a single lens locked or flagged yet since the new Squidoo filter for duplicate content was launched. Of course it could still happen, I suppose, but I do write all of my content myself, and have very, very rarely copied any product descriptions or reviews from Amazon or elsewhere. My method/motto is, if I don't know a product well enough to talk about it from personal experience? I shouldn't be trying to sell it. I link out heavily to all of my references, I only write about topics I'm personally passionate about. I think that goes a long way toward creating quality lenses.

I'm not saying there aren't "false positives" resulting from the new filters. But. But. I feel like some of the extreme resistance to the new filter is coming from folks unwilling to admit that just copying & pasting content from Amazon and elsewhere, based on trying to jump on the newest "hot topic" bandwagons, isn't going to keep up with those who are writing about things they know, love, and want to share for reasons beyond commercial success. I can only write about things I love, and I only want to try to sell products related to the things I'd love.
 
 
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pisceanblue: ZOMG!pisceanblue on April 7th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
I can only write about things I love, and I only want to try to sell products related to the things I'd love.
See this is me too, and in the long run it leads to better quality at the very least. But you're intelligent and articulate and no matter what you choose to write about, those qualities will always come across in your work.