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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Tim03, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Tim03

    Tim03 Registered Member

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    .. I stole a shit load of unindexed content related to one niche, started a new website, and put all that content on my own website. Build a few backlinks, and voila, money rolling in.

    Point is. Does our big friend know I stole the content, even if it can't be found with an exact search, or if the page doesn't turned up under a site: G00gle query?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    if you take a chunk of the content and search for it in google and nothing returns then yeah it is a goldmine for you.
     
  3. Tim03

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    Serious? Because I know that there are a lot of forums who password protect their content, which is all unindexed. Think about scraping it all, and turning it into a niche website.. :)
     
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    Interesting idea. Could work with any membership site. Only problem I see is that if they went to the trouble to protect their content from the public, they might not be too happy about you sharing it. You run that risk with any scraper site though and since I live in a glass house, I won't be throwing any stones. Interesting idea though...
     
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  5. GrizzlyAdams

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    i've done it before actually. every page i created got indexed quickly. it's a good idea.
     
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  6. Tim03

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    Thanks!

    Last question, as I don't care figuring them out, what would happen if the content does get indexed? It would be duplicate content, but in which favour, mine of theirs? I mean, can they track which is the original content?
     
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    Duplicate content among pages on different websites doesn't cause an actual penalty. What happens is that if someone is searching for some topic and google finds a lot of sites with duplicate content then it limits the amount of those duplicate pages it wants to show in the serp so that it can also show other relevant pages. The site that the algorithms determine to be more of an authority site or otherwise more relevant based on seo factors and backlinks will be more likely to be shown. Recent algorithm changes have been made to attempt better identification of original sources to make sure they continue ranking at the top for that content, but as with anything it isn't doesn't always accomplish that goal.

    In the scenario you describe since yours is the first site that will be indexed for that material, and since you're actively trying to get it to rank then most likely even if the content did get indexed on other sites later, you'll remain at the top of the index for that content. At least until the other sites do a lot of work to compete with you for the search engines.

    The exception to that would be if the membership site you're getting the content from decides to file a dmca complaint against you. If that happens then your site will most likely be removed from the listings completely.
     
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  8. Tim03

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    Well, I'm planning to scrape a password protected niche forum, in a niche where I think they never ever heard of a DMCA complaint :)

    But briljant! Thanks.