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CASE STUDY: Duplicate content without linking

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by afro25, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. afro25

    afro25 Regular Member

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    It's generally known that content that's duplicated numerous times is more difficult to rank than unique content, and some people say that the original article will not get any sort of a penalty while all of the new ones will.
    Though, i've seen people use duplicate content AND rank pretty well with it, I've also seen people talk about ranking higher than the pages they stole the content from.
    There have also been people spamming other peoples content with crappy links, some have succeeded in ruining their ranks while other times either nothing happens or the target site gets stronger.

    So obviously, noone really knows exactly what will happen, as people experience all sorts of results.

    I'm aiming to do a case study on a solid site, using an exact copy of the content WITHOUT linking to that site in any way, this way the only things that can happen are either nothing or a drop in rank as google devalues the content, so i expect one of a few things to happen;

    1) Simply nothing will happen.
    2) There will be some degree of ranking drop.

    I'm currently gathering up as many AA blogs and setting SeNukeX to create as many accounts as possible, and also trying to gather as many directories for AMR as possible to blast this content out within the next week (hopefully).

    Why did i start this thread now? I was considering spending some money on this case study, and have found a fair few services in the BST that would be good for this (article distribution etc), but thought i might see if anyone is interested in helping out blast this content around before i invest in something that isn't going to bring in any sales.

    If you have a subscription to any article syndication system that posts articles to thousands of blogs/directories, Or if there's anything you can do to get a piece of content out on a large number of sites (scrapebox/xrumer included), would it be possible for you to help out and make atleast a single submission? Please post here and i'll get back to you when ready if you can.
    I think we can make a greater case study if we pool resources together.


    I'll blast out 2/3 articles without links, and split up each article into separate paragraphs to blast via Scrapebox and hopefully be able to do it on a large enough scale to be able to have an effect (that is ofcourse, if that is possible).
     
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  2. turbohacker

    turbohacker Regular Member

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    Will be interesting to see the results of this case study. Keep us updated with your progress :)
     
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    Great! Exactly what I was thinking to do, but I dont have tools atm so cant do much. Very interesting to see results! Thanks + Rep given :)
     
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    afro25 Regular Member

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    I'm considering purchasing uberBlogCreator for this, as that would be another way to get thousands of copies of the content out on highly crawled sites, I can't think of when i'd use the program again really but it should work wonders for this case study, does anyone know anything about the stick rate? If i posted the same thing again and again on sites using UBC is it likely that the blogs would simply get deleted?
     
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    UPDATE

    I have some early results, but they look promising.

    I copied the article from the homepage of the website and used Article Marketing Robot, and Sliq Submitter (without backlinking the site) to blast the article out (single paragraphs of the article with Sliq Submitter), so over the last few days google has been indexing the same piece of information over and over again.

    I've only been able to get 67 confirmed articles with AMR, but there should be more approved.
    Sliq submitter has gotten 248 confirmed listings and once again there are more to be manually approved.

    Searching for the first line of the article (in quotes) brings back 67 results, whereas yesterday there were only 9, so i'm expecting there to be more indexed shortly.


    The site has dropped by one rank, to #2, on a keyword that its on page SEO isn't as strong as it is for the other keywords, although the site has still maintained a #1 position for this keyword for a long time and is/was better optimized than all of the other page 1 results.
    I've checked the other results, and non of the other sites have been updated for a while (it's an easy but pretty much unprofitable keyword) so it seems unlikely that the site 'just happened' to be overtaken by a competitor trying to improve their rank, just as i start this test.

    I'm going to be blasting paragraphs using Scrapebox soon, so will update with any more results.

    Conclusion so far: A site may lose some authority, and thus lose rankings on some keywords that it's ranking for, soley because of its authority, if its content is duplicated numerous times.