If you're writing articles, particularly for low-paying markets, you need to be aware of changes in the way Google assesses content.
This week's issue of Fab Freelance Writing Ezine clues you in to what's happening, and more importantly, helps you to get well paid for your articles. The changes may be a blessing in disguise.
Here's an excerpt from the Editorial:
Newsflash: if you're laboring in the trenches of article writing, and are writing for VERY low income, it's time to climb out of your trench, and look around.
Publishers are making much more money from your articles than you are.
If you're a brand new writer, you may be fine with this. But if you've written 20 or more articles, it's time to dash some cold water on your face, and pay attention.
As I wrote in this article:
"Once Google’s algorithm change hits, buyers of your services will be looking for original content."
The operative word here is ORIGINAL.
Many publishers, from the huge companies like Demand Media, right down to the smallest players, are making BIG money from content. They won't stop doing that, because it works.
However, they WILL start to look for quality content, rather than quick "rewrites". (You know the kind of thing, "research" by finding three articles on a topic, and copy the ideas in your own words. When you wash garbage, it's still garbage...)
Read more in the Ezine, it's out tomorrow.