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Getting content from news sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aliskorn, May 4, 2008.

  1. aliskorn

    aliskorn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Am i allowed to quote news articles on my site, provided i mention the source? I read a book and it said that i can do that but i don't really think so.What do you think?Or could he be saying "article" and thinking "press release"?As far as i know press releases are free to quote as long as you give credit to the author.
     
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  2. pussyback

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    I would like to know this to.
     
  3. MontyzPython

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    I copy and paste stuff from CN*N all the time on my blogs. I never put a link or a credit or anything. Never had a problem.

    Of course, I do all of this on my Blog*ger blogs which can be pretty much anonymous.
     
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    I am also doing this on my bl*og*ger blogs,but i put adsense on it...do they have a way to find you because of adsense?Am i paranoid?
     
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    don't care of them too much. They can't track all the internet traffic and as i know google doesn't have right to give your details to them. (Unless they bring this issue to the court)
     
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    In theory, if you have ads3ns3 on the site, Google knows, which is never good anyway.

    They probably wouldn't give that info away, but the pub id is visible and could be associated to other websites of yours pretty easily, I believe.

    Once they know who you are, there goes the cover of anonymity, and with that you can't feel safe from any type of action.

    As for the main subject of the thread, you can definitely rewrite the news, I don't think you can even publish news giving credit, although in this case they generally benefit from it, particularly with a live SEO friendly link, but you never know.

    So if you're scraping the news without modification, I wouldn't feel 100% comfortable, but maybe you don't need 100%.... :)
     
  7. blackhatttt

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    I think that you should give credit to the author or it will be considered as plagiarism.

    like what breakfree said you should also change the articles. Changing every 12th word in a sentence would be a great idea. If you don't do this the search engines will punish you.
     
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    But what if i write only 30 words of the news article?Like when they make an article they write a small subtitle containing the summary.
     
  9. oldenstylehats

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    It is perfectly fine to quote a news article online, as long as your source it. This is how most major blogs (boingboing, /., etc) function.

    This might actually be a tip that a lot of people should take into consideration, but it appears that Google properly parses the blockquote tag, so if you place a large quote inside of one, Google is probably not going to punish you for the duplicate content as you are being honest about the quote. You could potentially use CSS to modify the appearance of the blockquote so that it wouldn't be any different to viewers of the site, but would appear "proper" to spiders and other bots.
     
  10. pussyback

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    thanks guy,s for your info this help me out