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Anyone archiving news sites that delete content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    News site create tons of content, and generally attract a ton of natural backlinks. We all know this.

    I've recently discovered that some small old-school newspapers and radio stations actually delete their articles after a few weeks, strangely. They pop out dozens of articles every day but never have more than a couple hundred live on their website.

    Has anyone done anything with archiving these types of sites?
     
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    I stumbled upon this question maybe 2 to 3 years ago. One of the members said that he was using the Wayback Machine (it's a site) to view archived content. Then, he re-writes the ones that he deemed useful for his purpose.
     
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    its really hard to find these articles. Even big news website delete few articles every day. you can check sources from google news.
     
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    Well there's a lot of weird news stations that delete all of their articles when they're about 30 days old. That'd be 10-15 articles a day of content there.
     
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  5. I know SEO

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    I know MSN's stuff used to drop off after 30 days... it still might.
     
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    Interesting. There ought to be traffic in archiving these. Probably more opportunity in small sites tho.
     
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    A couple of years ago I believe there was a thread about this, Josh, and MSN was one of the sites mentioned in the thread. It was like 2013 or so and what I remember is a little hazy but I think there were some other news sites mentioned as well and some were a decent size.

    You could build a tool in about an hour that could scrape those sites and repost that content and probably end up with some longtails ranking fairly easily.
     
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    If you can find it Martin McDonald did a talk about this at MozCon in 2012/2013

    He basically built a scraper, archieved everything and every day it would see if the article was still indexed in google and then post it.

    Smaller sites are probably the way as you say Josh. I think something like 20% of the internet is deleted every month... there is certainly milage in this idea.
     
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