Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Carlmarks, Dec 1, 2011.
Can we really clone a site?
You could try:
Wordpress sites are EXTREMELY easy to clone; check out WP Twin. Takes minutes to do and very very simple.
There's also http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html
That tools exist for many years.
I can clone any site for you and can also make changes according to your need.......Please let me know if you are still looking for ....
I recently tried botguruz and it worked well. The information they give you is very detailed.
So why not clone your competitor. and get 5x many backlinks?
Technically it's more like copying the files and content than cloning.
The answer to your question might be more complicated than yes or no, depending on WHAT exactly you want to "clone" and what your privilege of access you have on the source site you want to replicate...
httrack and/or winhttrack if on windows (gawd even wget -r site...) will do the trick for the "passive" part of the website... Aka html, js, css, dhtml. But, for instance, making a copy of a db-driven CMS like WordPress will end up with thousands of static html files and redundant cross-references (tags, categories) if you don't have access to the db credentials in order to dump the sql and recreate the server-side structure. Furthermore nothing will clone the "active" (server-side) part, so if there's some shiny technology in php, aspx, jsp, ruby, python or some other language executed on the server you're OUT of luck.
In general cloning works very well when you want to replicate the appearance of a website, not much more than that tbh... HTH.
Someone mentioned WPtwin....Will that work to clone a WP adsense niche site? There are some many high ranking/low quality sites with low # of backlinks that rank #1 for their keywords. Will WPtwin copy the site for me to my WP site? If that's the case, I have a long night a head of me =)
PS. Talking about simple 1 or 2 page/article sites.
According to your specific needs if you have the admin password of your source site, yes.
If you don't have access to the source website credentials and you're trying to copy a 3rd party website http://www.httrack.com/ will help. Just remember to set it so that it doesn't dig too deep or it's gonna take forever just for a few pages for the reasons I mentioned in my previous post (cross references). Plus the result with httrack -as I wrote- will be STATIC html files that will run without WP.
If you don't have access to the database credentials there's NO easy way you can clone a WP -> WP installation if that makes more sense... HTH!
Ok. Thanks for the help. The sites aren't too big at all, extremely small sites ranking #1 in G (1k-10k hits). I usually scan them in with my custom setting set on Acunetix, just so I can see what I am dealing with.
So...if I am able to effectively replicate an entire (or close to) in less than 1 hour, would it be worth it if they had a nice high number of backlinks? Or just low number of backlinks?
Are their consequences with this, i.e. ban of adsense account/deindexing/dancing?
I have done a few times with legal referral websites and had no problems with google adsense etc.
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