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Update on WordPressDirect software

December 5, 2008

I received a comment from Marty Rozmanith who says he is the creator of WordPress Direct. (I’m taking this at face value, I haven’t verified this and have no reason to doubt him.) Unfortunately it went in my spam queue and I rarely, if ever, check there. Since I believe in open discussion and truth in advertising, I’m posting his comment here for you to read and develop your own opinions. (It’s also approved as a comment in the original post.)

 

Hello, I am the creator of WordPressDirect.  I want to provide some facts about our service

The content software included with the paid accounts does NOT scrape content.  It only takes content from sites where people create content for with the INTENT of syndication, such as YouTube and eZine directories.  Unless you specifically (as an author) post your content on one of these services, it cannot end up being found by our software.

Since the service was launched, we have received 2 copyright violation notices for content, and both were addressed immediately.  These were caused by publishers (not our users) circulating content they didn’t have permission for in eZine directories, not due to our methods.  We take copyright issues very seriously.

Forget the content publishing for a second…We save people time and frustration in setting up a a search-engine optimized blog.  Not just any old blog.  A blog that would take you a day to build yourself.  Worpress experts have said as much on the 30 Day Challenge forum.  We just make it easier for a user’s own written content to get noticed by Google and Yahoo for your target phrase – and we do it for Free.

People keep ignoring the fact that most of our users write their own content.  Why?  We and our 30 Day Challenge partners clearly explain why a blog creator needs to create their own unique content in the 30DC lessons.

It’s as if we force users to use our content software on their blogs.  We do not.  We teach our users how to use this software correctly (see the example site at www.vintageelectricguitarblog.com) to add value to their uniquely written content on their blog.  If it is OK to find a YouTube video yourself and embed it in your blog, is it not OK to have a piece of software to make it easier?  Hopefully you see my point.

There are many pre-conceived notions about blogging and the use of such technology, and many are lumping WordPressDirect in with previous stupid attempts to game Adsense.
One rule remains true from that time…

If you spam your own blog, using our stuff or anybody else’s you are a fool.  You will be de-indexed by Google and then nobody will notice your content.

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4 Comments
  1. Mary permalink
    December 5, 2008 3:57 pm

    Setting up a website for the purpose of artificially improving search engine rank is wrong no matter where you get your content.

  2. December 8, 2008 8:04 am

    “If it is OK to find a YouTube video yourself and embed it in your blog, is it not OK to have a piece of software to make it easier? ”

    You hit one button on the dashboard now, paste in the youtube address, and boom. there it is.

    How much easier does it need to be?

    • December 8, 2008 3:02 pm

      VV – I agree with your perspective completely. I kinda think the software thingy they are talking about is a) hogwash or b) aimed at people whose blog is their income and they need to optimize their visibility by search engines. Me, I don’t care about SEO (search engine optimization). I’m not selling anything and I’m happy with the meager amount of hits I get every day.

  3. December 8, 2008 8:05 am

    “We save people time and frustration in setting up a a search-engine optimized blog. Not just any old blog. A blog that would take you a day to build yourself. ”

    a whole day!!?? Wow! (sarcasm intentional)

    If you dont have a day to devote to a blog, you dont need one. Fun as it is, bloggin takes time, and if you dont have the time, find another hobby.

    just my two cents of course.

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