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Implementing APIs / data feeds

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by pitbully, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

    Aug 14, 2013
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    There are several APIs that I want to use to feed content to my site, however, I've never worked with APIs, data feeds and the like. I'm going to hire somebody to implement this stuff for me because I'm a marketer not a programmer so this is above me. But I need to know if it will do what I need it to do first.

    Will a shopping site of 100% syndicated content/products from various retail websites rank well in search engines? Or is this type of content not liked by Google?

    I asked this question in the SEO forum but didn't get an answer so I'm hoping some programmers might have the knowledge I'm looking for. Any and all input is much appreciated.
  2. mypmmail

    mypmmail Junior Member

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Just from my outdated experience of autoblog .... google will find out that you are aggregating senseless content and will not index your site.

    I had a blog site that I have written a scheduled script to run and post blog post hashed from other source.
    It worked for a short period, but when google decide to stop index your site, your traffic will stop.

    What I think may work is that you need to add in some unique content in addition to the syndicated content.
    add in some review or dynamic data like content related news

  3. xenergy81

    xenergy81 Junior Member

    Jul 6, 2009
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    Full time Online Marketer & Software Engineer
    You must add some values (ie.content, reviews) to your website. If your site 100% contains only syndicated content, then google will consider your site is just simply a copy-cat, and Google won't like it.

    I made several software that works with google API and some advanced scraping.