First time poster, long time lurker I created a news website. Here was my original thinking. I don't have time to sit and write out 20 articles a day. (Right now) Copy/Paste Articles, Maybe switch some up a lil. (Not that it matters, but I link the sources) Once it gets going, write all original content. My thought was to build a base following, than switch up to original content Conservative Niche Right now I have a FB page with 10k REAL people, and get about a mil reach on it a week (Mostly through video shares, and some memes, not a lot of article shares) I am averaging 700 visits to site a day. (When I Post alot of articles, and share them on FB) Have adsense approved. Site is 3 months old. Not an old domain. I post about 10-15 articles a day, the content is there, its just not unique right now. (most ppl read the headlines only anyways) I feel like I have wasted my time, pumping 2000, mostly non original content articles to my site. I am getting almost zero organic traffic, its all social. I have dumped no real money into it other than hosting/domain I am open to spending a couple hundred instantly, and maybe a monthly budget of the same if anyone sees a fix/solution/something that would help. I am not an expert by any means on SEO, I am newer to this. What I want: To Rank in google Organic Traffic More page views Did I screw myself? I wanted to be in this for the long haul. Thanks, Just hope I didn't screw myself too bad, and waste all this time. P.S. I googled, Checked throughout this forum, and others on duplicate content, ranking in gogle, penalties, etc. There are about 10000000 Different answers on it.