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Hello everyone,

I need your opinion about an issue I'm facing currently. I've recently launched a website (5 months old) that has around 28 articles. I found out that the writer I used to work with (whom I thought was genuine) copied around 10 blog posts from other sites. Which means that these 10 blogs posts that are on my site aren't original. I couldn't check cuz I was coming home late and exhausted, so, I was just adding them (huge mistake that I recommend not doing at all lol)

What should I do in this case? Should I give up on the blog, rewrite the content, or delete the content and try to focus on other blog posts. Also, how is this issue going to affect the blog in Google's eyes? I don't want to start from the beginning again cuz I got approved by both Ezoic and AdSense. Thank you all in advance, and I wish you a great day
 

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Do the duplicate articles get any traffic? If they do, you can rewrite them or leave them as it is.

If they don’t get traffic, you can delete them. They’re not useful anyway.
 

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Hello everyone,

I need your opinion about an issue I'm facing currently. I've recently launched a website (5 months old) that has around 28 articles. I found out that the writer I used to work with (whom I thought was genuine) copied around 10 blog posts from other sites. Which means that these 10 blogs posts that are on my site aren't original. I couldn't check cuz I was coming home late and exhausted, so, I was just adding them (huge mistake that I recommend not doing at all lol)

What should I do in this case? Should I give up on the blog, rewrite the content, or delete the content and try to focus on other blog posts. Also, how is this issue going to affect the blog in Google's eyes? I don't want to start from the beginning again cuz I got approved by both Ezoic and AdSense. Thank you all in advance, and I wish you a great day

modify the articles as soon as you can, no need to delete it, if you are not penalised now it's a good move to be sure you will not be by modifying them and make them original.

If the content writer is on this forum, you absolutely need to shit list him if he has promised you original content.
 

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Maybe just deleting should solve the issue, the ones with copyrighted content.
 

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Do the duplicate articles get any traffic? If they do, you can rewrite them or leave them as it is.

If they don’t get traffic, you can delete them. They’re not useful anyway.
The site is 5 months old only, so not getting traffic yet.
modify the articles as soon as you can, no need to delete it, if you are not penalised now it's a good move to be sure you will not be by modifying them and make them original.

If the content writer is on this forum, you absolutely need to shit list him if he has promised you original content.
Ty for the answer. The writer that I was working with isn't from BHW. I found her on FB grps
 

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Maybe just deleting should solve the issue, the ones with copyrighted content.
What if I rewrite the content entirely? Not spinning it, but trying to handwriting it?
 

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If you are going to rewrite it, do it properly.

Did you check the %?

If you did not, check it with some plagiarism tool.
 

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If you are going to rewrite it, do it properly.

Did you check the %?

If you did not, check it with some plagiarism tool.
Yeah I did, and it was between 15 up to 35-40%
 

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What do u guys think will happen in the future? Would I still have a chance to rank, or not at all? I'm targeting only low competition keywords that only one or two blogs have targeted them. The rest is forums like Reddit, Quora, or other forums related to my niche
 

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Yeah I did, and it was between 15 up to 35-40%
Rewrite the entire thing.
If possible, use Outranking or Surfer to check the article when you are done.

Don't delete the article, you can re-optimize it even better than the competitors that it was stolen off and take their traffic.
 

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It would be ideal to delete them since your site doesn't get traffic
What's the indexing status?
 

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It would be ideal to delete them since your site doesn't get traffic
What's the indexing status?
Do I still have a chance to rank if I delete them all and produce unique content targeting the same queries? Also, if I erase all the duplicated content, would my site be still in danger, or will it be safe?
 

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If you have 28 articles, delete that 10 but keep the topic about that 10 so you can write a new one. And yes, your blog has still a chance to be ranked, because as you said till now you didn't have any ranked progress so you didn't have anything to lose.
 

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If you have 28 articles, delete that 10 but keep the topic about that 10 so you can write a new one. And yes, your blog has still a chance to be ranked, because as you said till now you didn't have any ranked progress so you didn't have anything to lose.
Good to know, thank you very much :)
 

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@perocJ
If you don't mind, I'd want to ask you a question.
If I don't have a warning in my Google Search Console, does it mean Google doesn't consider my blog as a spam blog because I was duplicating other people's content?
 

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If you don't mind, I'd want to ask you a question.
If I don't have a warning in my Google Search Console, does it mean Google doesn't consider my blog as a spam blog because I was duplicating other people's content?
Well if you don't have a warning, then obviously that doesn't consider as spam, right? Anyway, if you check it and it is 100% duplicate content, just remove it and you gonna be ok.
 

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The site is 5 months old only, so not getting traffic yet.
Being 5 months old does mean it is totally okay not to have any traffic. You should be targeting the wrong keywords.

Regarding the original question, I'd look at how these articles are performing since they were published. If there were no traction at all, I'd just get rid of 'em. If there were some movement, I'd considering rewriting them nicely. Also, analyze your other articles. Someone who gave a copy-pasted shit saying its original writing wouldn't bother to write anything by himself at all, I assume the rest of the articles are spun or expired content too, or in short low quality. I can take a look if you want.
 

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Being 5 months old does mean it is totally okay not to have any traffic. You should be targeting the wrong keywords.

Regarding the original question, I'd look at how these articles are performing since they were published. If there were no traction at all, I'd just get rid of 'em. If there were some movement, I'd considering rewriting them nicely. Also, analyze your other articles. Someone who gave a copy-pasted shit saying its original writing wouldn't bother to write anything by himself at all, I assume the rest of the articles are spun or expired content too, or in short low quality. I can take a look if you want.
I actually end up removing most of the content, I left only the one I wrote myself. Thanks ^^
 
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