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When can I use Content not longer in use?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lisadosey, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. lisadosey

    lisadosey Newbie

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    Hi, I have found a great database with content I wanted to use for a webpage. However I noticed someone else has used the exact same database and has already created a site with it. But now he doesn't use it anymore but the urls are still in Google. So it's something like this.

    Database of cars

    cars.com - frontpage
    cars.com/car1 - car one content
    cars.com/car2 - car two content
    cars.com/car3 - car three content

    He created a site like that with the database. However now all pages look like the startpage. So he doesn't use the content anymore. So something like this.

    cars.com - frontpage
    cars.com/car1 - frontpage content
    cars.com/car2 - frontpage content
    cars.com/car3 - frontpage content

    But the urls still show up with the content from the database in Google. So I'm not sure if I can use that content or if I will get a duplicate content penalty. Does someone know if it may work? Sorry for my bad english I hope you understand!
     
  2. bone7

    bone7 Newbie

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    why don't you modify the url's if you think that is a problem?
     
  3. TyphoonAgency

    TyphoonAgency Regular Member

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    Check the content itself in copyscape to see if it will register as unique. Change the titles of the content and make sure your permalinks are different than his.
     
  4. living2xl

    living2xl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Spin the content by using content spinning software online or offline.
    Then, check that the content is unique or not. If that's unique then, use that content for your webpage.
     
  5. blackbeans

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    You have a very interesting dilemma.

    From my standpoint, you only have two choices.

    First, you can wait until Google's cache clears out and all this outdated content will no longer trigger a duplicate content penalty if you publish the old content on your website.

    The second approach which I prefer is to simply hire a virtual assistant to rewrite the content.

    Since you have a copy of the content, just hire somebody to rewrite it manually.

    I wish I could tell you that Spinner software would be the best way forward but unfortunately most Spinner software packages out there suck.

    I haven't come across a product that even comes close to real, engaging content that would convert.
     
  6. msoman

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    Agree with blackbeans, I would probably just wait until Google updated its index for those pages.
     
  7. skytek666

    skytek666 Newbie

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    thanks and agree with blackbeans.
     
  8. ben mart

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    You can just wait till google updates its index of pages as said by blackbeans...
     
  9. LoftPower

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    Have someone rewrite it for you. Rewriting is a cheap service.