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hypothetical question on duplicate content

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Say if someone's site got de-indexed or for some reason their content was temporarily removed until changed on googles end. Does that mean that someone else can use that same content and take credit for it from Google? And say if the original owners content was restored, would the original owner not get credit?
     
  2. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    In theory if the site is de-indexed it should be fine to reuse their content, I mean the site has been removed from Googles index so the content has been too right, unless they have a way of detecting this. Anything else like a a simple penalty though without the site actually being removed would still be duplicate content.

    I do know that people take content from the web archive or wayback machine and reuse it on their lower tiers for free unique content!
     
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  3. kunu56

    kunu56 Junior Member

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    If the content is indexed by google and you used them again, then it will duplicate content.

    Try copyscape.com
    or :
    "a sentence from old content" in google search
    If no matches, then feel free to use them as a fresh content.

    There was a guide here a year or 2 ago, about getting content from https://web.archive.org/web.
    I just did a test on one of my old abandon site to see if google index the archived content. And, no it does not index it. Tried with bbc.com and no, no index.
    The funny thing, all my content were copied and ranked ^^ in google :(

    So, good luck hunting unused content :)