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Scraper Sites Beware - Google is actively seeking people to turn you in

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by -Jericho-, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  2. JohnnyRabbit

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    Interesting read. Thanks for the share. Google keeps getting smarter and smarter it seems.
     
  3. Tentanks

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    Matt should look at his employer since Google is really just a large glorified scraper site itself.
     
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    Can't see the post. Redirected to twitter main page.
     
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    I just don't understand this at all. So Google can't figure out what a scraper site is. Why the hell not?

    Here ya go Google, PM me to give me a huge bonus for solving your problem for you -- A particular website has nothing but duplicate content found elsewhere on the internet (say over 75%) ... and it is not the original source of those articles verified by the date it appeared. = scraper site Screw the backlinks or site authority ... if its over 75% duplicate and those duplicate appeared somewhere else first, then its a scraper site, penalize it or deindex it.

    Google can't do this now with non-spun articles, there's no way they will ever be able to do it with spun scraped content.
     
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  6. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    So that means auto-blogs could be at their end?
     
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    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Yes. Auto blogs are finally coming to an end.
     
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    Rofl! That is so true. Google is the king of monitizing EVERYONE'S content. What a bunch of hypocritical a$$holes!
     
  9. phpbuilt

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    Autoblogs aren't at their end lol. Look at what Matt Cutts is doing on the form they want you to submit. They want you to ...

    a) tell what the search query is in Google
    b) show the legitimate website article that is ranking
    c) show the scraped article that is ranking

    They are only attacking this with the idea that the scraper website is an exact replica of the original scraped website.

    What if its autospun? What if it is quality spun? A search query wouldn't hardly pull up the same results. Furthermore, even if they were both pulled up ... someone would have to physically inspect the said scraper website and review the articles.

    TBS does a pretty good job of auto spinning, and if you do a little minor editing after an auto-spin ... the end result is an article that looks like it may have been written by someone who English is not their primary language.

    Will Google ever be able to automatically detect the similarity between the original and a spun copy? No way -- they can't even do that now with exact copies of text. Google wants to handle this with an algorithm and its hard enough of a job even with a manual inspection.

    If anything, this is the death of non-spun autoblogs.
     
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    I think this is good news. Goes to show that Google still hasn't figured out how to nail scraped content efficiently.