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IS it okay to BS my visitors?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by toughtrasher, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    I have a micro niche site that I've been trying to rank #1 on search engines past couple of months (#8 on G). I've also been updating it with new articles everyday from a guy I bought the articles from.

    He spins them, but they really aren't made from him and his spinner (I'm guessing) kind of sucks, telling by the errors and crap that are on the articles.
    My keyword is a recipe keyword and I'm not sure if the recipe information he gives in the articles are correct (one article said I need a cup of salt, ahem, *SALT* for a recipe. And another one said for a blueberry shake, I only need 1 BLUEBERRY, and 10 BANANAS).

    I guess I'm trying to say, is the information on your articles really needy to be accurate? My site is about 1-2 months old and it gets about 50 hits/day.
     
  2. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Tweak the numbers on the recipes, they definitely aren't right. Everything else should be fine. I can throw down in the kitchen, I should know. :)
     
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  3. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No, it is definitely not OK to Bestially Sodomize your visitors... waitwut? :D
     
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    HeXeR Junior Member

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    If they're not returning visitors... you don't need to care :) ... if you're ranking :D.
     
  5. BlueTurtle

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    This is a ridiculous question. How can you not answer this yourself? This is a prime example of hand-holding.

    If you're going to run a business and you can't decide for yourself if having useless information on your site is good or bad, then I'm afraid to say you should be working for a company where you'll have a boss that can give you step by step instructions.

    To be honest, even most mid-level jobs require you to think for yourself.

    This is just beyond silly. If you're spotting these errors then do you think other people aren't going to?

    The craziest thing in all of this is it would have been quicker for you to just change "1 cup of salt" to "3 pinches of salt" and "1 blueberry" to "a handful of blueberries and 1 banana". Instead of that you've had to come on a marketing forum to ask if it's ok to "bullshit" your visitors..

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  6. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'd say using an auto spinner for recipes is a bad idea. Maybe see if your helper can just spin the descriptions and then just reorder the ingredients or something like that.

    I don't use cookbooks at all anymore and use the internet as my primary resource for finding recipes. If there's a chance someone will actually try the recipes on your site then you should at least give a minimal attempt at keeping the recipes workable.

    For a recipe site it's expected that the individual recipes will be the same on many sites. The uniqueness comes from the variety of recipes and the related articles and discussions on the site.

    There's no reason to create useless recipes just to avoid duplicates. It's similar to a technical site. There's only a single list of correct specs for a piece of hardware or software. Google isn't going to penalize a website for having the correct specs, although it might consider an included review to be a duplicate. So you could leave the specs as is, but might want to spin the review.

    The biggest factor that google is trying to sort out is which sites are the most useful. It might not be real good at that yet, and there's definitely many ways to game the system, but there's really no reason to intentionally create inaccurate information just to keep from duplicating the correct specs. (or ingredients and insructions on a recipe site).
     
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    Actually it could work in your favor. You give them a bad recipe, they might come back and leave a comment. If it's a good recipe, again they might come back and leave a comment. This way you can build up a little small community, get some interaction etc. Search engines love that shit..right?
     
  8. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    Would YOU like to be bullshitted?
     
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    Salt in a recipe isn't weird at all, you would be surprised what you are using the salt for.

    1 blueberry though remains weird for a blueberry cake :p must be gastronomical

    But bro french cooking is based on BS title for recipies.

    You have like a sweet peotry title with tons of stuff in it you think that you will barely be able to eat, but in your plate you have like 2 pees, a tiny piece of meat, salad you aren't suppose to eat, and crazy geometrical forms (like you would care about it, 1 fork shot and it is a mess..)
     
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  10. 75INZ

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    1 CUP though seems excessive!
     
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    Apparently, it is obvious that OP's recipies are BS, i'm not debating here, just chilling :p
     
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    Thanks for this great reply. This is exactly what I'm doing though.
    I changed all the crap out to regular, "workable" recipes. He definitely spun the recipes, but I fixed them all. He also spun the articles that go along with the recipe, so that's all sorted out. The only thing Copyscape tells me is plaguerised is the recipe, which as you said, is okay since it's kind of a blueprint.



    And to that dumbass who thinks I'm a dumbass, you're a dumbass. Greywolf is a prime example of someone who contributes to the community, in a sensible way. Unlike that dumbass.
     
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    Well here you have raised an exemple of how dumb it is to think that google WILL penalize you if you have a piece of duplicate content. You may rank lower than the first website which released it but once again i seriously doupt it.

    A recipe is a recipe, you can't make it unique no matter what word you spin. Salt remains salt, you can't write "mineral of the sea"

    I believe here, you should put some unique text on around your recipie, but don't worry about duplicate content toward the recipe itself .
     
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    LOL, rep given bro. Well said.
    Imagine a recipe like this:
    1 cup h2o
    1/2 cup frozen h20, in blocks
    4 cups mineral of the sea
    1 cup fruit that curves up and has yellow skin kinda but it's white underneath the skin, peal skin off.

    lmao.