Joined: 13 Jun 06
18 Mar 07 10:16 pm
Try taking a step back here.
The fact that you're competing with other people for the same keywords is a given. If the keywords are profitable, you're going to strike competition - regardless of whether they've been featured in a PLR membership site or not. If you still choose to try to rank for those keywords, you might be interested in sourcing some content. That's where PLR articles come in handy.
People use PLR articles in all sorts of ways. Like Sean said, you could rewrite some and post them to article directories. You could roll them together into an eBook. You could use them for research and create your own articles from them. You can just use them for inspiration.
Yes you can rewrite them and post the articles on your site. No that's not going to be enough to nab a top spot in the search engines. You will have to do more... but it's a lot easier to get a top spot if you're using "original" content than if you're posting unedited articles from article sites, complete with bio box.
See what I mean? You don't HAVE to use them. A lot of people don't. They're just one tool in your arsenal.
All the best,