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Classified ads website question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bigbling, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. bigbling

    bigbling Newbie

    Jan 5, 2015
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    Hi guys! I'm planning to make a nice classified ads website for college students. I know it's gonna be hard getting people to post since it's new, my question is, will it hurt SEO if I scrape some content and ads from other classified ad websites. And I'm planning to send tons of emails for people to post.

    I'm planning to buy wordpress classified ad themes since I dont have any background in programming though I'm learning Ruby on Rails right now. I'm thinking of hosting it via Bluehost (3.95) since I'm low on budget. My plan is to change to a more expensive host if I get more visitors and ads. Is it a good idea?
  2. VeyronXS

    VeyronXS Junior Member

    Jan 27, 2016
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    Internet Marketer
    World of Freedom
    The short answer is Yes. Quote: "scrape some content and ads from other classified ad websites". Search engines discourage copied content in the first place. Unless you can re-write or write fresh content, chances are your site may get penalized.

    Do share your thoughts on writing unique articles.