Recently my content team has found many article writer scamming people on Fiverr.
But the content is not unique or original. They are using blackhat tactic of article html encoding. They simply replace some of the alphabets with corresponding HTML ascii code.
By doing this all major application will show them correctly and users will able to read them without any problem. And Googlebot will also think that the content is unique. But the problem is that, it is not unique content. And this content will never rank in search engine since all search engine will see it as garbage.
Two Tactics to Detect if you have been scammed by writer.
1st - Randomly select one or two line and then manually type it in notepad and then search it on Google. (Make sure you manually type it and not copy paste it)
2nd - Copy paste the whole content in notepad and save it as .html file and then open that .html file in web browser. You will see all the character that are replace with code.
“Bеfоrе dоing ѕо hоwеvеr it iѕ wоrth ѕреnding a mоmеnt tо lооk аt whаt a VPN iѕ аnd whаt it dоеѕ. VPN iѕ аn аbbrеviаtiоn оf Virtual Privаtе Nеtwоrk аnd iѕ a tеrm thаt соvеrѕ a whоlе rаngе оf tесhnоlоgiеѕ whiсh аllоw uѕеrѕ tо ѕесurеlу соnnесt tо a nеtwоrk frоm a rеmоtе lосаtiоn viа a рubliс nеtwоrk, whiсh, in рrасtiсе, uѕuаllу mеаnѕ thе internet.”
The above paragraph is actually duplicate content. But if you google it, or use copyscape or duplichecker it will show as unique content.
Now use my two methods. First manually type first paragraph and Google it. You will find the original article. And then save the content as .html and check it in browser. You will see the charter error.
If you want me to make a video then let me know. I will be happy to make a video for this.
Always use these two step to make sure that the article you are getting is unique.
PS: please don’t ask how to create such articles. I do know but will not share since it will lead into more people scamming more people.