Please forgive the n00bishness of this question, but I've tried to search around both on this site and the internet and am getting mixed signals regarding this subject. I thought I'd ask you, the expert what you think. What are your feelings on scraping RSS content, aggregating feeds and displaying them as both WordPress posts and side widgets as a way to make a "content-rich" money site, or simply to drive traffic that you can put your own ad links up for? Does such a site mean that Google wouldn't allow you to use AdSense on it? Would your SERP rankings be much lower from doing this because of the "duplicate content?" Would other ad providers shun you for doing such a thing? Some research I've done seems to indicate that some scraped and aggregated sites can even rank higher than sites that generate the original source content, but I can't find enough examples of sites that do this on a small scale. As a hypothetical, I'm thinking aggregated news data from different sources that keep author, originating site source, and other source data. Summaries displayed on main pages, with links to full content pages that stay on site but still keep attribution data including links to originating sites that pop-up. Not really looking to pull shenanigans like spin the content or remove attribution. Niches could virtually be anything. Am I wasting my time, or should I work on this?