1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cloning websites is black hat?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by avoid, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. avoid

    avoid Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    hello,

    I was just wondering, do you consider website cloning a black hat method? :rolleyes:

    I would also appreciate any good links concerning the cloning and localization business if you have any. I guess good links are freelancer sites, clone-script sites, best blog articles about it and such..

    thankz
     
  2. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    55,622
    Likes Received:
    12,439
    Home Page:
    It depends what you mean when you say cloning. Are you cloning the content or just the web graphics? If you clone the content...there is really no point in doing that as google will see the site as duplicate content. You would need to mix up the content and adjust it accordingly.
     
  3. avoid

    avoid Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    Damn! I do know google penalizes for duplicate content. With cloning i actually meant cloning of website services, e.g. cloning of 43things. So in these cases the cloning task mostly revolves around programming.

    Btw. how smart is google. If you translate content, will google understand it's "duplicate" content? My guess would be no. The most obvious similarity in such cases would probably be the similarity between the external links on the two pages...?