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Anybody ranked with cloned sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by observer, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. observer

    observer Power Member

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    Guys,
    Anybody ranked with cloned sites if only minor tweaking (WP template change plus some minor spinning)?
     
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    I guess it's possible but it's a not such a good idea for a variety of reasons: a) it's easier to detect a completely duped site than 1 or 2 duped articles (more dupe content + duped link structure) ; b) you're better off modifying the text a bit (eg adding some more content, making a mashup etc); c) it's much more likely that the original owner will pursue you if you dupe their entire site.
     
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    No, i want to dup my own site actually to pick better domain, and different keywords to optimize it.
     
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    People have been trying that since the dawn of SEs and it hardly ever works. Textbook recipe to get in the supplementary cache.

    Mix up your content and build everything very differently - anything else is foolish.