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Is it ok from Seo perspective to get content from auction domains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by boleklolek, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. boleklolek

    boleklolek Senior Member

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    hey,

    Is it ok from seo perspective if I grab content via wayback machine from auction domains then check them via copyscape and if they are unique > post them on my blogs/pbn?

    What you think?
     
  2. jimbobo2779

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    SEO wise probably yes, the only issue you would have is that you don't own the copyright to it.

    Whether you care about owning the copyright on the content you use or not is up to you.
     
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    But if the original author gave up on the domain and it's no longer published anywhere else, who owns the copyright then? The original author probably can't prove he wrote it in the first place.
     
  4. MaxiJazz

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    A bunch of guys have been trying to do it. Remember examiner.com? If it doesnt ring a bell, it is a defunct website that has been redirected recently to an event-promoting platform. Had millions of pages with contributors' content. Found the content spread around hundreds of websites following your idea, taken from archive. The point is none of these websites display some sort of monetization, maybe because organic traffic is close to none.
    Check it out. Search and test it yourself. I dont personally think this could be a good idea.
     
  5. The Data Scientist

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    Just do it. In case you receive a complaint just let someone rewrite the articles.
     
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    As long as its not indexed in google and copyscpae passed it should work. However I won't dare placing them on my money sites. You an use it for SEO purpose though.
     
  7. TheMoneyHat

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    I have scraped content for one of my money sites (just have a couple) from different old expired domains. I try to get old content - it's kind of an everygreen topic. I just launched that money site so I don't know if it's going to be a problem yet. Hopefully not but I'm going to be watchful before I create another money site with 100% scraped content. Good question!
     
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    It's okay as long as the content is not indexed.
     
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    I put all my content through Copyscape and didn't use any that didn't pass 100%.

    I didn't use any images though - figured that might cause a bit of a problem. I got all my images from free image sites.
     
  10. James Welker

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    Copyright issues are the only thing you need to be worried of. As long as these are not indexed in Google, they should do just as good as any fresh article you prepare.
     
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    boleklolek Senior Member

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    how do you scrape content from wayback machine?
     
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    You are correct my friend.