Saturday, 10 November 2012

Confirming the Accuracy of High Quality PLR Content

Before you use PLR content, do you actually confirm any of the information within the content, or do you assume it's accurate? Now, I know that I've talked about this before, so I apologize if I'm repeating myself too much... but I feel like this is a point worth really thinking about.

I'm going to be honest here. There was a time (like last week) when I would have just assumed that the content of certain PLR Content Providers was accurate. If the PLR content provider was well established and appeared to be a high quality PLR content provider... I would assume the information in the content was accurate. 

So, the idea of first testing some of their content for accuracy... is somewhat new to me. I mean, the only reason why I even thought about testing the accuracy of content, was because I thought it would be a cool PLR experiment. But, after thinking about it... it seemed like a logical thing to do.

So, should you check the accuracy of information in PLR content that you purchase...

Confirming the Accuracy of the Content
Normally, it's unlikely that you would check every fact, statement or idea contained in every piece of PLR content you ever use. I suppose you'd only check bits and pieces if you feel it's necessary. But, checking everything? that seems way too time consuming.

But, should you at least do some fact checking? Well, let's look at it from the other side. If you feel like you don't need to do any fact checking or confirming the accuracy of the information, then it means that you trust that the PLR content provider did their research properly. Right? 

Sure, you could say that the reason why you have so much confidence in the PLR content provider's content, is because you only buy from high quality PLR content providers. Great. I'm all for finding and using high quality PLR content. 

Surely, well researched content content would be a requirement for content to be considered high quality content. I see high quality content as being both well written and well research. How do you know if it's well written? Well, you read it. But, how do you know if it's well researched? 

As far as knowing whether the content is well researched... I see 3 ways to go about it:
  • You could just assume the PLR content provider did a good job researching the content (too lazy), or
  • You could confirm and verify every point made in every piece of PLR content (too extreme), or
  • You could test some content to establish whether a specific PLR content provider does their research... helping you in deciding whether they are a high quality PLR content provider worthy of your trust (just right) 
Sure, this is sounding a little like the story of Goldilocks and Three Bears... but let's move on. The reason why option 3 is just right, is that it allows you to assess the PLR content provider. This way, you only need to test some of the content, instead of everything. 

The reason why you want to test a PLR content provider, is because the quality of content from PLR content providers, well good ones anyway, is consistent. In other words, if you test some of the content and you deem them well written and well researched, you can be reasonably confident that all the content from that PLR content provider will be of the same of similar quality level.

So, by going with option 3, you can avoid wasting a lot of time testing every single piece of PLR content that you use. You can also be confident that the PLR content you're using is of a high quality, because you took the time to find and assess high quality PLR content providers. 

After you've established which PLR content providers supply high quality PLR content, you know which content you can be reasonably confident was well researched, even without doing any fact checking or verifying. Why? Well, because you already established that the PLR content provider does their research. I mean, that was the whole point of testing some of the PLR content provider's content. 

Basically, you tested a sample, to give you an idea of the quality of content to expect, from that PLR content provider. 

Why Confirming the Information is Important
The reason why I think it's important for you to know whether a PLR content provider does their research, is because you're using the content on your blog, in your business, for your clients... whatever. Not only that, but if you think about it, unless you actually confirm for yourself the accuracy of the content, how else will you know the PLR content provider does their research. 

Normally, PLR content providers don't tell you what information sources were used or what information the content was based on. The only PLR content provider that I know, that actually references sources used, is PLR Health Wizard

Now, it would be absolutely incredible if more and more PLR content providers referenced sources used. Firstly, this let's you know the PLR content provider did their homework. Secondly, it helps you to expand your knowledge and makes it easier for you to add to the content.

Unfortunately, very few reference their content. If no references are given, how do you know that the information is accurate? Do you take their word for it?

Now, I'm in no way saying test each and every piece of PLR content before you use it. That would be too time consuming. But, I do think that it's a good idea to at least test some of the content of a PLR content provider, the first time you use their content. 

By testing some of the content, all you're doing is confirming that the PLR content provider did their homework. Once you've confirmed the accuracy of some of their content, then you can be a little more confident, that that particular PLR content provider does do their research for all their content. 

The Breaking Apart Content PLR Experiment
Okay, having said all that, let me go on to how this is connected to the Breaking Apart Content PLR Experiment

The experiment works as follows. I take some PLR content from a specific PLR content provider, I identify key points, fact, statements... and then try to find information that supports those points. In other words, I'm checking the accuracy of the information.

Sure, there may be conflicting opinions... information which supports and information which conflicts... and that's okay. I suppose since the overall goal is checking the accuracy of the research put in by the PLR content provider... what I should focus on, is information that supports. In the end, all I want to know is, did the PLR content provider do a decent job at researching for the content.

Anyway, back to the experiment. This experiment pretends that I am using that particular piece of PLR content, to confirm whether or not, a PLR content provider does a decent job, in researching for their content. 

To be honest, I'm expecting that I'll be able to find information that supports the points made within the PLR content that I'm using. It would be a shock if this wasn't the case, because then it either means I didn't do enough research to find supporting evidence... or it means the PLR content provider didn't do a good job researching the information. 

I guess I've said more than enough on this topic... for now, anyway. So, I'll leave it at that.

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