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Case Study: Can you rank a site that ONLY uses copied/duplicate blog content.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by WrightWilliams, Oct 25, 2012.

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  1. WrightWilliams

    WrightWilliams Power Member

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    It seems ridiculous that I would have to make a case study about this, but so many people keep stating that sites that use 'copied content' from blogs will never rank that well, or get 'deindexed' or 'dropped' or 'hurt in their rankings' because they use copied content from blogs or "duplicate content". This is completely false, and I want to prove that it is false. Its not duplicated blog content that hurts a site, its duplicated page/copy structural content.

    I am going to take a domain that is NOT an EMD. I am going to use only auto-reposting programs and software and blast it around 10-15 times a day with blog posts stolen from other blogs, and I am going to see how fast it ranks and monitor its progress over a year. Any changes I will post shots of and when it is indexed I will post as well as ranking changes.

    I will choose a mid-level competition keyword, perform my existing SEO strategy on the site as if it is an actual client's site (See: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ne-optimization-being-dead-2.html#post4825349), and then weekly pop-in to this thread to discuss its results.

    My goal: To prove once and for all that duplicate content from personal blogs or news sites has no bearing on a site getting deindexed or deranked.
     
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    Also if this works CocoCoco owes me 20 bucks.
     
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    sure mate, I owe you 20 bucks, and goodluck :D and in two weeks time, I would like you to go to www.copyscape.com and tell me how many links is showing as duplicate content.

    cheers
     
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    Heck ya, I've been waiting for this type of case study!
     
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    Securing the domain now. KW will be in the Internet Management Services field.
     
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    Will do.
     
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    Gotta stay on top of this one it looks good!
     
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    Domain is set up and blogging software is now scraping and reposting as we speak. Set it for 20+ times per day. Will report back once it is indexed. DOING NO ON-SITE OPTIMIZATION. NONE.
     
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    Haha, I will stay here, as I said this will be interesting :)
     
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    Well yes duplicate content does work. I have seen many sites doing so. But they get hit during the updates.
     
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    Interesting........... Waiting for results.
     
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    None of my sites have ever been hit by the updates because of duplicate blog content. Trying to prove this is the case universally.
     
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    Hmm thats strange. Also do share the niche you will be targeting since I think Google isnt strict of copied content on news sites.
     
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    See above ^ I am targeting a keyword in Internet Marketing Services. Medium to High competition.
     
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    Good luck WrightWilliams, I'm watching with keen interest as I've hoarded millions of pages of content and would love to try something similar :)
     
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    Subscribed!!! I am going to keep an eye on your thread I love these case studies... Please keep it updated...:)
     
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    It can certainly be done some times - at least in the short term.
    I've ranked pages by just adding a new title to copied work. If I use that URL on a well established site that has generally good content on it - Google lap it up, sometimes permanently.

    If your whole site is full of copied stuff then I've found that some URL's stick - most don't, and often those that stick go after a month or two.

    The test shouldn't be "can I rank for copied stuff"
    The test should be "can I rank 3 months or more page one for copied stuff"

    A "hit and run" with plagirised articles is easy. Keeping consistent rankings with them is the hard bit.
     
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    As part of the case study I plan on sticking with it for a long while and see what the rankings are month after month to show that it can still rank high even after months have passed.
     
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    seems interesting mate....subscribed to the thread and keep us updated! good luck m8 :)
     
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    Nice topic. Bookmarked :)

    Surely it is possible but harder. However if you can automate it and keep scaling im sure u can bank hard long term!!! Good luck