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Copying Content From Other Site But Giving Credit?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Let's say I take something from a website, completely rip the entire blog-post, post it on my blog, but at the end I put "Original Blog Post: blahblahblah.com/blah.html"

    ... Is that allowed? Will google penalize me?
     
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    Google will definitely recognize a word-for-word copy of another article, and you will be penalized, even if you link back to the original blog post.

    Putting a "no index" tag will prevent a duplicate content penalty, but it will also mean your page won't be indexed. And I hope you plan on getting permission before copying this article; someone stole one of my articles just last week and it pissed me off.
     
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  3. Shadexpwn

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    You can give a link to the site with less penalties than ripping it directly. A better option would be to take a few articles and use it as a basis for your own work, but if its absolutely necessary try making a deal with the webmaster as it will be worth it in the long run when more people read your own personal work that you have the rights to.

    I'm sure Google knows who to give credit to even if you change it up a little bit. All original content is based on references, you may not have to link to them but it is always beneficial if you choose to.

    Unique content is godly if you wish to transform your site into an authority figure others are intimidated by.
     
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    nj1485 Registered Member

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    Add your own introduction and conclusion to the article. Put the article you ripped in blockquotes.

    Better to write an introduction and give your opinion and then paste a single paragraph in block quotes of the article.
    Add a link to the full article. What you are doing is providing a resource for visitors who may want to read more of the article.
     
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    Just wondering, where have you been hiding all this time with all these recent questions?
     
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    I'm not quite sure, but some people might take breaks and forget about the industry and either learn new things or who knows what else.
     
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    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Don't steal another person's content.. Credit means nothing, contact them and ask for permission to use it.
     
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    When using other people's content, do as follows:

    Code:
    <blockquote cite="http://www.authoritysitearticle.org/" title="Article title, author, date">"Let's say I take something from a website, completely rip the entire blog-post, post it on my blog, but at the end I put "Original Blog Post: blahblahblah.com/blah.html"
    
    ... Is that allowed? Will google penalize me?"</blockquote> 
    Crawlers generally ignore content within this tag. But be clever about it.

    Say you copy and article from Mashable, quote a paragraph at a time and interject between each paragraph.

    Eg:

    You: O RLY Mashable. Well yada yada blah you are a disgrace to journalism. Article goes on to say:

    etc.
     
  9. SpellZ

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    Thanks a lot for everything!
     
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    Just as long as you put that you use others people content on your site in a disclaimer and link to the owner, your safe. Don't listen to anyone who tells you different. It's the same thing that PR sites and News Aggregators do. Do you see them getting banned? ~Nope!

    What do you think a Press-Release is?
     
  11. JayTSM

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    Even if you have placed a link below the copied article, google will still recognize it as a "copied" content and yes, you might be penalized if you are going to do that. It is also not acceptable to just rip the article without contacting the original owner. It would be better (and you will prevent problems) if you can post your own unique article.
     
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    I think news sites copy each other without any problem but that is a very specific niche.
     
  13. transitarea

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    What is this is some news article?

    Do I add to it so I don't get penalized?