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Google Now Indexing Scanned Documents!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by WickednDivine, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I found this in my RSS feeds today:

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/30/google-now-indexes-scanned-documents/

    looks like Google is going to try to index scanned documents with some new text recognition technology.

    I think there some good possibilities for Black Hatters here to get some "unique" content. I'm not great at thinking out of the box, but figured i'd post about this to get some ideas on whether or not this is useful?

    -Eric
     
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  2. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

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    It is really useful. One of the first things that comes to mind is hitting up a library, and grabbing archived periodical articles in a target niche. There are literally thousands of periodicals that have never been put online, and if you target ones that are defunct, or old enough for copyright to have lapsed, you can probably simply grab the content and never have anyone say boo about it.
     
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    Basically Google has just implemented some type of OCR software. It will be interesting to see how accurate it is because many times OCR can be very unpredictable.
     
  4. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    can't wait for the opportunity to do so...go on Google be the next Microsoft.......in terms of search only
     
  5. litenup

    litenup Junior Member

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    just curious
    If google is indexing scanned materials, such as public domain, how will this then be considered unique to your website?
    As they add the materials, in the long run, it would seem to take points away from your quality content index.
    Maybe consider re-writing, even moderately, public domain articles.
     
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    Thats pretty interesting---- you guys are right about the unique content :p got my mind rolling now..
     
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    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    How about my handwriting? will Google index it soon? LOL
     
  8. defendercom

    defendercom Newbie

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    well they've started on video/audio... easy unique content
    hxxp://labs.google.com/gaudi