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[How To] Detect Crap Content On Purchased Links

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Do you buy links on Authority Sites and PBNs who claim you're getting "unique" and "hand written" content? Ever wonder why some do well and some just give zero boost to spite metrics? Crappy content might be the root, and I've found a couple really good steps to find out.

    1) To start off simply copy a few sentences one at a time and paste them into Google with quotes around them. Obviously if they show up on multiple sites you've got shit content, but if Google can't find an exact match it will yield results WITHOUT the quotes and you may be able to notice suspiciously similar sentences that have been obviously spun.

    2) Next check for basic Plagiarism with http://www.plagscan.com/seesources/analyse.php This does a internet sweep and lets you see if it's essentially stolen content. This won't uncover all the shitty content, however, so thats why we do the next step.

    3) Paste the URL into http://www.siteliner.com and sit back and watch. It takes a little while (let it finish), but it comes up with some great insights that can catch auto-generated and spun content. After it digests the content it gives you graphs and tells you EXACTLY what percentage of the content is duplicate, and better yet what percentage is "Common Content." This is AMAZING at ferreting out auto-generated and spun content because you'll often see a large footprint of "Common Content" and duplicate content... as opposed to unique content. I believe that this is more closer to how Google analyses content as it tries to weed out spun content.

    Chances are that one of these will raise some flag if you've been fed crap content. You'd be surprised at how often I've paid for original content and discovered its anything but. Good luck all!
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Short and to the point. I like this guide (even though I don't purchase content).

    I'm glad you mentioned SiteLiner as I've found that site useful for detecting duplicate content on my sites in the past.

    Anyway, thanks again for this post. :)
     
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  3. EvilByte

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    Great advice for find when you've been scammed
     
  4. ThopHayt

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    You'd be shocked at how often the paid links I've bought with the promise of being hand written were uncovered as crap with this. Honestly at least a third of the so-called unique content I've bought here has been either spun, generated, or duplicate.
     
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    It doesn't surprise me at all that there are sellers who will take the easy way out by hastily spin content and calling it "unique".
    You can also use ThopHayt's method to avoid being scammed as well. There are sellers who offer review copies of their copywriting services, so looking for spun content in the review copy will save you time and money.
     
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    Yep, thats exactly what I do. Ask for a review and see if it passes.

    And honestly I don't have a problem with somebody selling posts with spun/generated content if they don't lie about it. It just chaps my ass when they charge $15, $25 for a link thats supposed to have unique content and it comes up as straight up copied/pasted/spun from another PBN lol. I've even caught sellers who use the same spun article for 20+ posts. I thought I was having a flashback to 2010.