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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dcuthbert, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    Hey,

    One of my sites had one main competitor, which was the authority site in its niche. It was PR6, had been steadily adding regular, 1000+ word posts around 4-6 times a week since it was launched in 2003/2004, so it had a LOT of quality content.

    Around a year ago, the guy posted on the site saying that he wouldn't be able to post for a while. The site remained active, but has never been updated. The guy was active on forums related to the niche, so naturally there have been loads of questions, but never any answers, just loads of rumours.

    Anyway, about a week ago the site finally went down. The domain is registered until 2013, but presumably the server bills haven't been paid, so now the site is offline.

    My question is - how can I take advantage of this situation?

    I searched google for "site:hisdomain.com", and there are only a handful of results, which are all hisdomain.com/page/2/, hisdomain.com/page/3/ etc, so none of his posts are actually indexed (apart from any which have been pasted onto forums).

    Is there any way I can scrape any of his content through Google Cache to post on my own site? Is there any other way I can take advantage of this?
     
  2. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    no-one have any suggestions?
     
  3. imserious

    imserious Senior Member

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    Buy that domain..
     
  4. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    Not possible I'm afraid, at least for 2 years, but thank you for replying. If you have any other suggestions then please let me know.
     
  5. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Contact him and get it.
     
  6. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    Many people have been trying to contact him to find out why he's disappeared, but he's not replying to anyone, so that won't work I'm afraid.

    I was more looking for a way to get his content, and was wondering whether anyone knows whether it would count as unique since it doesn't appear in big G's search results, even though it used to appear.
     
  7. veejayshakthi

    veejayshakthi BANNED BANNED

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    its a million dollar question mate................... i think its impossible........... :(
     
  8. imserious

    imserious Senior Member

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    This is what i meant. If that guy is not able to afford hosting then you can surely buy it.
     
  9. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    I can still access all of his pages using archive.org, so I can manually copy & paste from there onto my own site, but I was really looking for a way to automate it, since he has literally thousands of posts.

    EDIT: hmm, actually, it's not as many as I first thought, it's only 600-odd posts. If I can copy & paste even 20 a day then I can have the lot moved in a month, that might be an option.....
     
  10. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Archive usually doesn't go too deep, so you better grab what you can while it's there.
    I'd hire someone for like 10cents a page.

    Have you tried phoning the guy?
     
  11. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    he has domain protection, so I have no way of getting his phone number unfortunately, I can only email him, but like I said there's no response.

    I've just seen your thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...3573-easiest-way-scrape-site-archive-org.html

    Did you find an easy way to scrape archive? If I'm going to have to spend all of that time taking out the references, I might be easier with good old copy & paste...