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any trouble with scraping content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I heard of some people on here making some serious money with scraping content. So I'm about to give it a try and I just created a script that is automatically going to grab a whole category a huge site and throw it into my wordpress site. There is about 15000 posts. And I might try going for the other 100k if all goes well.

    My inquiry is.. how do people get away with doing this? Wouldn't someone notice this and just report it to my web host? Or I suppose I could just make sure I don't get indexed. Might make it harder for the other site to find me.

    Any thoughts?

    Also, would it be a bad idea to /scrape directly from my domain? Maybe I should copy the WordPress over to local host and then do it and then copy back over to domain.
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You'll get reported in no time. How do people get away with it? Being faster than the reports, cashing in before the site's taken down.
     
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  3. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    True true. So do you think it would be better to avoid getting listed on search engines? I suppose I wouldn't get good rankings anyways with it being duplicate content.

    I just keep trying to imagine what it was like for the guy on here in December who made 35,000 in a month and a half AND was using Google AdSense. That seems like a long time to last. The post made it sound like he was getting traffic from Google Searches too. How the heck would that be possible. He must have blocked search engines and got traffic elsewheres. Would that even be possible to block Google but still use AdSense?
     
  4. laowai

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    And how you plan to get traffic and make money if you would block your site indexing?

    What comes to the hosting, you can always use offshore hosting that doesn't care about DMCA notifications. But I think that you should first finalize your plan before you take any actions.
     
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    If you're able to find targetted traffic elsewhere then sure, why not. But google search plays a big role in getting traffic, especially getting your site well known. Adsense attracts human reviews, so you may end up banned faster than if you used a CPA network for example.
     
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    If he would be able to find targeted traffic elsewhere why he would need 15000 articles? You cannot build brand around scraped content so what other purpose there would be for 15000 articles than getting longtail traffic which is not going to happen if the site is not indexed. The whole plan doesn't make too much sense to me.
     
  7. samiejg

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    There are other ways to make traffic though :p I guess for me I would think it's too risky to get indexed. People could do image searches on their own images and find it and then report to web host. Plus I wouldn't think I would rank that well anyways would I? With all the duplicate content, I would think I would get deindexed anyways.

    But I'm open to allowing index. But... I'm just skeptical that it's going to get me caught.
     
  8. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    Sure there are other ways to make traffic but what would be the point to have 15000 articles if not to gain SEO traffic?
     
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    What you are doing is pointless.

    You cannot put adsence on an un-indexed site, and simply scraping content for a site does not monetize it.

    Are you going to go thru each page, changing links and products to monetize? Not likely.
     
  10. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Oh ok, I never knew you weren't able to put adsense on an un-indexed website. I guess that means that guy who made $35,000 from Adsense in a month and a half must have had his site indexed. But jeez, how is that possible that his site lasted that long?? His site didn't even get taken down at that point either, only Google decided they were going to cut off his ads (but he still got paid).

    I'm open to suggestions. My originally plan was to index the site, AND use Adsense. Then try to build traffic outside of SE. But I've just been so worried about getting shutdown by my Web Host if they get reports. But it sounds like maybe that's not a big concern.

    I'm not too worried about monetization. Main concern=not getting my hosting account shutdown---2nd=getting traffic---- Also, I don't have to go through each page adding things. I have scripts to do that :p Plus it's wordpress, I can add things to footer/sidebar/loop/single/header and it does it across all pages.