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Bought a domain, can I copy it's old content from wayback machine?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zacatictac, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. zacatictac

    zacatictac Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So without even checking into it I registered a domain in my niche. I didn;t even think to check if it had ever been registered before. Turns out it expired a while back and was first registered in 2009. It already has a couple backlinks built to it to URLS that' dont exsist anymore. Using the wayback machine I am able to see a cached version of all the long gone content. My question is, can I copy and paste this content into my site and re-create these urls to score some free content and backlinks? OR is this a no no for some reason?

    Any tips would be appreciated.
     
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    Yeah you can do that, but you could get into trouble if the old owner claims the copyrights, so make sure you don't see that content anywhere else show up, if it doesn't then you can use it.
     
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    Fucking score then. The content is from 2009. That's 6 years I doubt anyone would even notice.

    Edit: NVM just did a search for the articles and they seem to be all over the web. must have just slapped in some free content. Ranking was different back in 2009 so maybe that worked for them back then lol.
     
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    That is why you always have to check, you could have those articles rewritten though.
     
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    I have such a domain using the old content for more than a year now, no problems at all. So you should be safe to use it.
     
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    I am using this method for 2 month, scrape expired domain content, as for as i know and research in here, this method is ok, but but the content you find are always spun junk or already existed in other sites, trust me, I am doing this for 2 month, so I know it.


    You must make sure the content you use is 100% pass copyscape and not spun junk, and except the author copyright, then its OK to do like you said.
     
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