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Is it worth it to index scraped content/images?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Just rephrasing a different post I had made. Do you guys think it is a good idea to index scraped content/images? I heard of a guy who made $35000 in 1.5 months by scraping tons and tons of content from websites, and then using Adsense.

    After 1.5 months, he didn't even get in any trouble for it either, aside from Google Adsense pulling the plug on their ads. But he still cashed out and has a working Adsense account.

    I'm trying to go for a similar strategy, but worried I could get sue'd, and/or my hosting account shutdown. Any advise? And would that be bad to not index the site with scraped content?
     
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    Yup , you can easily get your account shutdown and yup, you can get sued if you started to make good amount of money and draw attention :)

    Moreover, it will be really really really easy for the content real owners to get your site de-indexed by filing a DMCA note

    However, if you can steal content without getting noticed, and rank it better than the original, then go for it :)
     
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  3. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Thank you for the great feedback :) My main concern is like you stated about "getting noticed". I mentinoed maybe just avoiding Google altogether and driving traffic from other sources. But people said it would be pointless to do that. Although, now that I think about it.. The easiest way to get caught would be via image search I suppose. But I could just deny Google from indexing the images (but leave up the pages).

    Do you think it's realistic to get sue'd? What if i just used a fake name everywheres lol
     
  4. sizfile support

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    test test test this the answer u searching for
     
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    Just by scraping random won't bring anything, do some thinking and bring some value to your scraped things. For example i "scrape" proxies and test out which ones are available.
     
  6. samiejg

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    I do plan on adding value to my scraped content. That's not really the concern though. Mine is getting shutdown sued.
     
  7. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why not rewrite? you can find rewriter for very cheap price to be honest. Just dig here and there i am sure you will find it.
     
  8. samiejg

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    Like I said, it's not really a concern with adding value to the content. Plus, I plan on having about 100,000 articles and that might be a little bit pricey unless you know where I can get a good deal ;)

    I just don't know how serious copying images and content is. I guess maybe I'll just have to go for it and see how things go.
     
  9. mindlesswizard

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    Reverse Engineering !! Scrape out and spin or rewrite it to product another quality article ! Spin won't product quality articles but re writing can create !
     
  10. Peter Ngo

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    To be honest, i have seen some decent traffic Blogspot with Adsense turned on in News niche of my country. If you have no problem with getting your Adsense ban or it is easy for you to get a new account then you should try that out.