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Feature Article Marketplace

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. #1
    So a funny thing happened... I was working on some backend APIs that are able to automatically determine if posts are plagiarized as well as get a general idea of the post quality with a "quality score" the system can give to written content.

    Then I thought, "This would be handy stuff for an article marketplace..."

    A lot of work later and I've built a new area of the marketplace for articles...

    Some things it does (much of which have been a source of complaints... plagiarized articles being sold, seller doesn't send articles fast enough after payment, etc.):
    • Allows selling articles in packs (or individually).
    • Articles cannot be posted for sale if they were plagiarized.
    • Articles cannot be assigned to an article pack if they were ever in a different article pack (can't sell more than once).
    • A quality score is given to each article in the pack and then an average quality score is assigned to the pack.
    • Handles payments from buyers.
    • Buyers get instant delivery of their articles after they pay.
    • Article packs are searchable and filterable (for example a buyer might only be interested in stuff with a certain number of words, in a certain price range or with a minimum quality score).
    • Buyers can leave feedback for sellers.
    As of right now, there's no articles for sale in the system (since it was just now rolled out), but hopefully that will change...

    https://marketplace.digitalpoint.com/articles
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 14, 2014 IP
  2. Helge Sverre

    Helge Sverre Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    #2
    That's a great idea!
    Hopefully this will get rid of a lot of spammy and stolen content.
     
    Helge Sverre, Jun 14, 2014 IP
  3. jackderips

    jackderips Active Member

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    #3
    Wow, this should save both the writers and the clients a lot of time.
    Let's see how it goes.
     
    jackderips, Jun 14, 2014 IP
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    xXxpert Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Congratulations on this achievement and a step forward to help the community. I am also worried about spamy articles and don't want to fill my blog with crap Thanks shawn for such an effort, and bad news for spammers :p
     
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    ETA Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Awesome work Shawn, just as started needed articles you roll out this new feature.

    Will leave my feedback and let you know what I think, you may get an influx of workers from Freelance/Elance after this which I really hope happens.
     
    ETA, Jun 14, 2014 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #6
    I'm looking for an API that can check for plagarism that doesn't cost the earth. Will you be releasing it as a third party service?
     
    sarahk, Jun 14, 2014 IP
  7. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #7
    Oh yeah, forgot to mention the two API functions (one for plagiarism and one for content quality scoring) were already made available a couple days ago...

    https://www.digitalpoint.com/help/api/content
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 14, 2014 IP
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    Tikoutikou Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Is there a way for people such as me that don't have Paypal to sell in the marketplace?

    I was using 2checkout to process payment for users with Paypal but with this update I am out of the market :/

    Paypal is send-only in my country and as such cannot receive payment
     
    Tikoutikou, Jun 14, 2014 IP
  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #9
    Sorry, there isn't.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 14, 2014 IP
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    Content Maestro Notable Member

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    #10
    The new article marketplace looks really nice and professional. I have just uploaded an article for selling there. (I guess it's the first one in the new marketplace.)
    I am curious about how the quality checker checks your content for quality. Based on which parameters does it assess the articles you upload? Is there a grammar and spellchecker embedded?
     
    Content Maestro, Jun 15, 2014 IP
  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #11
    Of course it looks at basic grammar and spelling, but it also looks at a ton of other things like repeated words and incorrect (or missing) hyphenations. It also looks at some more complex things like overuse of cliches, how passive voices are used, use of hidden verbs, etc, etc, etc...

    It's not intended that anyone gets a perfect score for ANY article, although in theory it's possible, but it would be so difficult it's more or less impossible for all practical purposes.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 15, 2014 IP
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    sundaybrew Numerati

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    #12
    NICE !

    This makes me want to churn out some content ;)

    Shawn - Nice job! ! !
     
    sundaybrew, Jun 15, 2014 IP
  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #13
    Just added some microdata markup so that articles show the quality score rating in Google search results. For example, this pack of 5 articles shows like this in Google search results:

    upload_2014-6-15_11-36-27.png
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 15, 2014 IP
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    #14
    How do the votes get in there? Is that part of the markup?

    Scott
     
    s.molinari, Jun 15, 2014 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    digitalpoint, Jun 15, 2014 IP
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    Ah, ok. So 5 articles = the 5 ratings? So a pack with 3 articles would show up with 3 ratings?

    Scott
     
    s.molinari, Jun 15, 2014 IP
  17. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #17
    Yep
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 15, 2014 IP
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    WriteWorkz Banned

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    #18
    Great feature. I can hardly wait for this!
     
    WriteWorkz, Jun 15, 2014 IP
  19. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #19
    Thank goodness you don't have to wait. Lol
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 15, 2014 IP
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    FreeFun4Every1 Prominent Member

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    #20
    Thanks a lot @digitalpoint , I had tested it by putting one article
    https://marketplace.digitalpoint.co...nique-through-social-commerce-sites.9/article

    and The quality score feature is really awesome, in content creation section I often found that people write in thread or thread title No Indian Please or Native English only :( and doors are closed for us. Now at least we can prove that Every Indian is not bad writer.

    PS: before submitting I hit preview button but it shows me only sale item title and description (no quality score of article) It will be very useful if we can check quality score of article before submitting so if author found quality is low then he/she can first edit and then submit. Hence we can get more high quality content.:)
     
    FreeFun4Every1, Jun 16, 2014 IP