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Reusing content from a deleted site

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by brucewayne90, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. brucewayne90

    brucewayne90 Regular Member

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    Hello! Just a question. I have a site which I've deleted a few weeks ago. It's a fairly new site (about a few months old) with no link building being done to it. Somehow I hated the domain name. Therefore I went ahead, deleted the site and purchase a new domain. I was wondering if it is safe to reuse the content for my new site? Problem is the content are all indexed by google. I have no access to the site as I've already canceled my hosting for the deleted site therefore I can't deindexed the content manually through G webmaster Tools. Would appreciate some advice on this!
     
  2. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    Use the content on the new site and create a 301 redirect from your old domain to the new one.
     
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  3. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member

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    My guess is that you will have to wait until the old stuffs is no longer indexed to avoid beats from Google.
     
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    If you have the old site backed up you can set it up on a shared hosting plan, add it to GWT and de-index the content to avoid paying for any more hosting if you are in a rush.

    Otherwise, you have to wait as Mr. Apricot suggests... if it were me I would use the backup and toss it on shared hosting, add it to GWT and deindex it and move forward with your new plans.
     
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    I doubt anything major would happen (e.g., manual penalty) if you reused the content right now, although if you want to stay on the safe side, do what Mr. Apricot said and just wait for it to deindex completely and then you can safely reuse the content
     
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  6. Garryr

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    I think it's a main problem, because google has already indexed it.
    I suggest you to write unique content for creating new site, because in that case you mustn't wait for deindexing and it will safe a lot of time.
     
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    hollywells Newbie

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    De-index content frm google first before reusing and you will be fine.
     
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  8. brucewayne90

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I guess I'll follow what BTB said. I have the backup of the site so I'll just set it up on my shared hosting plan and add it to GWT and get the content de-indexed.
     
  9. LoftPower

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    Good ideas here about de-indexing the content. I bet that some do not even realize that they would need to do this. I know that I might not have thought about that.
     
  10. BassTrackerBoats

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    We do so many different kinds of SEO tests on sites that this is second nature to us. I have sites that are in our testing pile that have had the content reused 4 and 5 times.
     
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    Another issue I forsee is, you have to ensure no other site copied the content and posted on their site during that short period it was online.
    If that has happened, your content would be called duplicate content.
    So just verify it with copyscape or manually in google once again before posting or using that content.

    But if you would like to remove the element of risk, just forget those content and create new one.
     
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    lol, the easiest way to get quality free content = subscribe to as many email opt-ins in your niche, then when you get their autoresponder emails, use those as content, and do what you want with it
     
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    As long as it de-indexed then there's nothing wrong in reusing the same content. But since the website is new, there's a slight chance that the content is not yet indexed. Why not check on this first.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
    It's safe to use it when Google stops indexing the content from the old website.
     
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    Sorry to say if its indexed by google at the old site, then it is no use to your new site. You will only attract penalties.
    Just rewrite it.
    If that is too big a task then just start with 10 or 20 unique original pages.
    painful, yes. But this is a long term white hat strategy.