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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gh0stxvx, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. gh0stxvx

    gh0stxvx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So one of my sites which is fairly successful in its niche happens to do product reviews. Not for monetization, it's just content that people like. We used to be a printed magazine before switching to a blog format. On checking backlinks, I discovered a site was just using other people's reviews. That's all it is. Copied content from both printed magazines and other websites. It's a really unsuccessful site, a DA of 10 on Ahrefs etc and no monetization method at all. They also haven't published any content for a year.

    Should I be concerned about this copied content affecting my site negatively? Or should I just enjoy 6 free do-follow back links? As far as I knew, copied content = bad SEO and more established sites using your content could mean you get penalised but we are the more successful site here.

    Cheers.
     
  2. asap1

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    Copied content is bad but I doubt that site will affect you.

    You could disavow the links if you are worried.
     
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  3. bartosimpsonio

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    This used to spell trouble months ago. But now Google is ignoring such links due to negative seo effects of before.
     
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  4. gh0stxvx

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    Thank you. So I shouldn't really worry anymore then it seems.
     
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    Google devalued the bad links now. So you don't need to worry about it i guess :)
     
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    I'd worry about building quality links so the bad ones get naturally phased out.
     
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