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[Need help] rel="canonical" and repeated content

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thisigor, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. thisigor

    thisigor BANNED BANNED

    Jul 31, 2013
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    I need help sorting something out.

    Imagine I have 20 aged blogs with a good PR and without any content (everything was deleted recently).

    Can I use the rel="canonical" tag to point these blogs to my new and recent niche website and use content from my recent niche website (like a brief presentation) in the blogs without spinning or creating anything original?

    (In my head) this situation would allow me to pass all the link juice back to my main website with minimum effort. Google would see the blogs as repeated content and when searching for them my niche website would appear in the first place (instead of the blogs) - similar to a 301 redirect without the "physical" redirect.

    I need to know if this strategy would work or if I?m going to be penalized by using it.

    Thank you
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  2. Tealover

    Tealover Junior Member

    Aug 5, 2013
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    What the point of using rel="canonical" if your pages don't have content at all? This atribute is recomendation, not an instruction for google bots. I just can't understand, why you think it may work. Why not 301?
    And if you really want to try this one - spun the content from your site and put it to the pages. Then add rel="canonical". But I still can't understand why you want it.
  3. naskootbg

    naskootbg Power Member

    Nov 8, 2010
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    Interesting! I will be happy if you do the tests and share with us. Will be very happy if somebody already tested this and share with us. 301 redirect can be used once only, else looks like spam ;). I need a answer!