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Is it worth it to do SEO if all my articles are copied ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by diver233, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. diver233

    diver233 Junior Member

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    Hey guys, i hope everyone is doing alright I started a website about a year ago that lists scholarship opportunities and ever since it's been doing alright, most of my traffic though comes from social networks and I've only made small efforts working on SEO. I always thought it won't make much difference since all my articles are copied from elsewhere so what do you guys think ?

    Edit : Would it be enough to buy a pro rewriting software and use to edit all of them ? What do you guys think about that in terms of Quality/Cost
     
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    Penumbra Power Member

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    Make unique articles if you want some SEO success.
     
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    terrycody Supreme Member

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    me too, facing same problem.
     
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  4. diver233

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    Yeah but it would be extremely difficult for me to rewrite them as there are about 150 posts in the website
     
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  5. CarloTav

    CarloTav Junior Member

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    I doubt you would rank for anything. So if you don't want to make unique articles, then forget about it.
     
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    Not sure about this , I mean the first thing that comes in mind its the big no because of the duplicated content , but some weeks ago I saw some sites ranking solely on copied content from huffingtonpost ,imo hire a writer to rewrite the articles for you , that's a nice niche with high CPC and if the competition it's not that high do invest in this project , it's worth of it for sure
     
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  7. diver233

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    How much do you think it'll cost, most of the posts aren't that long. Also, do u know a good place to find writers i haven't used this kind of service before. Finally, When it comes to Seo do All the articles have to be unique or is it enough that the majority of them are ?
     
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    If you don't have unique articles, you need to focus on a traffic source other than SEO.
     
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  9. diver233

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    I do, and it's doing alright with that but i wanted to make it work in the long term and I'm not sure that social networks will keep working for me
     
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  10. diver233

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    What do you guys think ??
     
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    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    People HAVE had success with copied content.. but it definitely isn't easy

    You'd be much better off hiring the right writer.
     
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    We are doing the same thing, Some of my articles are copied from other sites and some are from us. The bad thing is, when the articles came from other sites it has a link from their site which can create traffic on their site.
     
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    Don't use copied articles to your site for any reason. Try to use unique contents..
     
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    Try getting some good backlinks (plenty of them) to just one or two of those duplicate articles, and check for those in the serps (for the keywords of course) regularly. May be they would appear on the 100th page initially, then 90th, then 80th... :). May be you would be surprised at finding them on the top!!!

    If you ask me, then I don't know what'd exactly happen though. lol Try it. If you succeed then you'd be causing Google guys hell lot of depression in near future..... :D:D:D
     
  15. HoneyHelper

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    The chances of ranking the websites having copied content is really less or probably "no"!
    You want to rank your website for traffic right?
    You can get quality traffic from Social media marketing too!
    Either make unique quality content or make a Facebook page and youtube videos and rank them!

    Cheers!
    HONEY!
     
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    my opinion is better to replace or remove the contents, if you continue the seo for articles, it's waste of time dude, make concentrate with unique articles
     
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    Well, I made the experience that you get the best results by creating unique content.
     
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    Why would you use someone else's content in the first place....?
     
  19. hrishivardhan

    hrishivardhan Registered Member

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    It will not work if your articles are copied. Google will consider it as a duplicate content and may be owner of the content can send a DMCA complaint to Google and Google can remove you from rankings. So make sure that your content should be unique at any cost.
     
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    Duplicate COntent is Fine only if your traffic source is Social Media....Or No Hope...Google is gonna Kick you Website into the Further