After testing thousands of articles, we found that in order for any article to get over fifteen thousand page views, it has to be at least 80% original. If Google or Bing can find the original source and the article is only 40% original or less, the search engines will send traffic to the source, most of the time.
The way companies are hiring freelance writers is not very efficient. Posting an ad on craigslist is inexpensive but also costly in work hours. Posting ads to journalism websites will give you journalism school graduates, who may or may not be great writers. What is the best way to find a great freelance writer?