Zaphne – Content Automation News for 05-17-2018

DSE 2015: Dynasign Showcases Campus Digital Signage and Online Content Automation

WP Automated Blogging Plugins: is it a True Business Opportunity?

I was in a discussion forum today and I found people talking about a new WordPress plugin that allow you to create automated content by pulling articles based on specific keywords and publish them to a blog, basically the idea is to use this blog for making money by display Google AdSense ads, but I wonder why no body mentioned the possibility of having duplicated content and how is could hurt! The idea of getting the articles or the posts is by two ways, the first is pulling them from article directories, and the second way it to grab the articles from RSS feeds and re-post them to the automated blog. Of course all of us knows about this awful way of content creation, and probably you will remove these ugly trackbacks you are getting all the time when you discover it’s from one of those automated blogs. I personally hate it when some blogs from the darkness of the internet links back to my blog, I personally consider it a link from a bad neighborhood. What really annoy me is the creators of these plugin convince buyers of the paid version that they will earn money easily by installing the plugin on their blogs and do nothing more than that! 

Because everything is automatically done! And they -of course- do NOT mention content duplication, and they will not talk about it because this will hurt their sales, they even promote automated blogging as it’s an innovative tool to help keep the content fresh! Just pay attention that we are talking here about automated blogging, not about automated content creation, and I am actually against both ways, because at the end both ways can lead to content duplication, because there is no reason to duplicate content 100s of times on each blog. SEO experts teach these ways, and use these content generating software that allow you to create 50 different versions or more of one original article by changing a few words and paragraphs placements. Then simply you can submit these articles to web directories and convince them all that these are original and unique content. 

If you don’t believe me then read what’s on Google Webmaster Central support pages about little or no original content. Blogging should be about writing original content all the time, this is case you are trying to give value to readers and you are planning a long life for your blog. I don’t recommend automated blogs and content generating software for anyone, it’s a very bad human behavior, and it’s a way to to destroy the value of the internet, search engine results and making money online niche reputation, duplicated content waste our time and efforts on the internet looking for something not said yet so many times, and it’s not the right way to create a successful blog or website. This is absolutely the most ridicules way to earn money online, automated blogs in my opinion is the worst idea for a blog, and I dare you to give me one example of a successful blog by any assets using automatic content generation WordPress plugins. 

Keywords: [“blog”,”content”,”way”]

Microsoft SharePoint Content Database Policies in DocAve Governance Automation Service Pack 5

Today, in the final post of the series, we will focus on a new feature that end users will never see, but SharePoint administrators will find quite valuable: Content Database Policies. Every new site collection created in SharePoint stores user and system content within a Microsoft SQL Server database. If only one content database is registered, then all site collections created in the web application will go into that same content database. If more than one database is defined in the web app, SharePoint will automatically place the newly created site collection in a content database – a decision based primarily on which of the registered content databases has the biggest difference between the number of site collections currently in the database, versus the configured maximum number of site collections allowed in the database. Large content databases can present organizations with many potential problems – they take longer to back up and restore, they take longer to update during a SharePoint version upgrade, and, by putting many site collections into a single database, lack of access to the database means that large scopes of users are unable to access their site collections. 

The second potential issue with SharePoint’s native content database management capabilities is lack of flexibility – either you tell SharePoint which content database to use when you create the site collection or you let SharePoint put the site collection where it wants. In Governance Automation SP 5, we are introducing the Content Database Policy as a way to automate the placement and maximum size of your SharePoint content databases. Content database policies will not only ensure that size and placement requirements are met, but they also allow for the automatic creation of new content databases as needed to ensure the databases stay in compliance with your sizing requirements as new site collections are created. This means less moving of site collections to new content databases and less monitoring of content database sizes as site collections grow because Governance Automation is managing the whole process. If the quota increase causes the potential size of a content database to increase beyond the threshold stated in the policy, Governance Automation will automatically create a task for the Content Database Policy contact advising them to move the site collection using DocAve Administrator, and will also automatically create a new database for the site collection to be moved. 

The decision about which Content Database Policy will be invoked during a new site collection request in Governance Automation is based on the Site Collection Policy that is applied to the service that the user has requested. As you can see, this concept is embodied by the new Content Database Policies in Governance Automation SP 5. 

Keywords: [“Database”,”Content”,”site”]

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