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Can you rank with scraped content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by guybrushthreepwood, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. guybrushthreepwood

    guybrushthreepwood Regular Member

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    hi,

    im seeing a lot of sites that rank with scraped content. sometimes 100% of their content is plagiarized / just copied from other sites.

    How do these people rank such sites?
     
  2. IMholic

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    Just count the days they rank as they might be ranking for very short term to fulfill a specific goal..Google is after all an algorithm and experts know how to manipulate it..
     
  3. clevelandslim

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    Collecting the content from multiple sources it is good to learn new things. But Purely scraped content, even from high-quality sources, may not provide any added value to your site. And it is a Negative SEO which will surely harm your website.
     
  4. Furious Man

    Furious Man Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's really possible to rank better than the original pages as long as you create great overviews of data and extra content next to the scraped data.
     
  5. SeoWrecker

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    Please stop spamming with irrelevant answers.

    Did you even read the post?

    @Op - Yes, it is possible to rank scraped content if you are doing churn and burn for low competition keywords but it is only a matter of time until your site is penalized for thin content.
     
  6. KHer0

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    They either have better link profile than the original content or they are ranking for a short term
     
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    Good, original content stands long term.
    Scraped, duplicate content will stand short term.
    Both has got a value to it.
     
  8. MatthewGraham

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    One of our biggest competitors in an eCommerce niche is very black hat using content scraping. Here is an overview of what strategy they seem to be using.

    1. Their main site has maybe seven pages on it, few landing pages, just the core prices/contact/order functionality and a home page optimized for conversions. No articles/inner pages/landing pages
    2. They compile a huge list of keywords, mostly long tails
    3. Scrape content that shows up in related queries from multiple sites
    4. Spin it with content spinners of any quality.
    4. Host the scraped content on what appears to parasite pages on other sites. Often in entirely unrelated niches. Like a random inner page on a rafting site for a website that sells fried chicken (example, not our actual niches). Use an optimized title tag with exact match for the long tail.
    5. Hide the content under a div that is essentially a copy-paste of the website's home page that is conversion-optimized. Normal users can't really see it, but it is visible by viewing source code or right click -> inspect element and delete the div. Clicking anywhere on the div takes the user to the actual site.
    6. Do this with like 5-20 sites for the same keyword and try to take as many of the results on the front page as possible. If some go down, others may stay up.
    7. Automate process (?) or outsource work with a sizable budget to pump out pages faster than they are deindexed or otherwise removed.
    8. ???
    9. Profit

    Anyone have experience in this area? Hasn't been a problem for us necessarily although would be helpful to understand the process in more depth.
     
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