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Question about re publishing articles

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BlackxHat, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. BlackxHat

    BlackxHat Power Member

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    So i wanna make a site based on re-published articles. but i wanna do it legit/whit hat where i always link back to the source at the bottom of the page. Just planning to get the stuff from many sites, not just one. So, I was wondering if you guys can give me any tips on this. Is there any type of sites that dont allow you to republish their articles even if you link back? Any info would be good
     
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  2. madoctopus

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    MOST sites don't allow you to republish (copy) their article in full. MOST allow you to quote from their original article a short paragraph and state the source (whether you link back or not). Just copying exactly their posts and putting them on your blog will not get you traffic. Google has no reason to present your site to a searcher. Your site offers no real value to the searcher (over the original site).

    Best way is to mix unique content with copied content:
    1. Use a unique title (not the one of the post you are copying from)
    2. Write a unique 100-150 words intro paragraph
    3. Write a unique short paragraph about what you are copying
    4. Beneath (3) place as a quote (using BLOCKQUOTE HTML tag) 100-200 words paragraph that you copy from some other site. Place a link at the end (either **************** or nofollow)

    Ideally, you should combine in the same post content from multiple sources. That means you write a 150 words intro, then 50 unique words paragraph followed by a quote, repeated 3-4 times with various sources/quotes. At the end a few more unique words.

    You still have to write about 40%-60% original content, but Google will like your site and its posts a lot more.

    Don't forget to build some links.

    There are a lot of sites that use copied content successfully - Engadget, AlaTest, TestFreaks, etc.

    The ultimate question you have to answer regarding your posts is "Is my post offering anything useful to a reader, compared to the original". All the sites given as example above, do offer something useful. Google is all about the user/searcher and fulfilling hes needs.
     
  3. BlackxHat

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    thanks, for the reply, what is the blanked out part by the way?
     
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