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Which is better: copy-paste or original?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by rgblogs, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. #1
    Hello

    Which is better from the following two options from the angle of ranking in search engines:
    SEMrush
    1. Posting 8 articles by copying, tweaking and pasting

    OR

    2. Posting 1 article originally written

    This is what I can do in time I have on daily basis. Which option will give me more traffic and revenue in the long run. Please justify your reply.

    Thank you
     
    rgblogs, Jan 10, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Gary Chesnut

    Gary Chesnut Active Member

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    1 article that is high quality, original content that is helpful to the reader is ALWAYS better.
    If you just copy/paste from other websites, that's:
    • Plagiarizing
    • The search engines will penalize it for being duplicate content.
    You want to give the reader content that is useful, not something they read 10 minutes ago
    on another site.
    Along with that, you want to separate yourself from your competition. If you are using
    someone elses content, the reader isn't going to remember your site from the countless
    other that have the exact same article.
    Visits forums to see what questions everyone is asking that is related to your niche and
    write up an article about that. Optimize your article for SEO purposes as well.....
    then promote your article.
    Writing the article is just one step of the process but it needs to be original. Let your readers
    see your point of view of that which you are writing about.
    You could also write an original, helpful article and submit it to an ezine. Ezines can still be
    effective if you are giving quality info.
     
    Gary Chesnut, Jan 10, 2014 IP
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    Let's see: What is better, longterm, for your business: stealing others' work or creating your own unique value? Hmm, I really need to ponder that one...
     
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    blogdum Well-Known Member

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    Always original. It is not good idea to steal someone's content and indirectly getting penalized by google.
     
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    copy paste the article, do some modification in 8 posts to attract users , simple :)
     
    indiasbull, Jan 10, 2014 IP
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    If you do have a lot of such content... my suggestion is to combine either 3 into 1 or 4 into 1 and post it... I have tried a few times before and a few of them got ranked to Page 1 of the search results. One good reason that I found is that Google really likes article/blog post with lots of content. If you decide to go with minor tweaking and you want to rank high... you have to give Google good reasons to do so (because your content may be rather similar to others)... so you may want to work on getting backlinks or more social signals.
     
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    Aviator Wayer Banned

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    Original articles will win the race in SEO field and help you rank high on Google, bing etc
     
    Aviator Wayer, Jan 11, 2014 IP
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    your's unique and informative one article have more worth as compared to 100 copied articles.
     
    dean1122, Jan 11, 2014 IP
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    Originality will not be the only aspect we need to consider. We need to take into account whether the content produced is user friendly and give solution for the problem the internet users looking for. Sometimes a little plagiarism here and there is no big issue! It's better to stay away from copying the whole content! You need to understand different people have different solution for one particular problem! Put them in your own way to stand out from the crowd!
     
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    Always original content, but if you have the right to use the other content why not get someone on say fiverr to rewrite it for you.The content needs to be good quality either way
     
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    not only original content will be the best but you need to create informative and helpful content to get more visitors and subscribers, if your content is poor don't expect ranking in search engine.
     
    actnews, Jan 13, 2014 IP
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    Ya totally agreed Dean its better to go for some unique and informative content that also dignifies your own ability...don't go for copy or paste,it's not worthful
     
    Victoria Montoya, Jan 13, 2014 IP
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    I would go for original, informative content. Spun articles and rehashed information doesn't set you out from the pack.

    Give your customers new information that adds value to their life and they will eventually add value to your wallet.
     
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    riyadabc Greenhorn

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    your copied content never will get ranking on search engine it is confirm , because google discurage plagarism and not only on google but also in any search engine always try to rank up unique content on their search reuslt
     
    riyadabc, Jan 17, 2014 IP
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    Always fresh content will reach the search engines, If we are good at modifications copy content also will make give you good results.
    But always try to write original content.
     
    jhonsea, Jan 17, 2014 IP
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    Original, Google hates copied content and will penalize your site
     
    Dionne Taylor, Jan 18, 2014 IP
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    Penalization? ...It's very hard to get a real response on this.
    Many professionals send multiple articles on the market since 1998, it is a strategy that it is used today too.
     
    tbtoyl, Jan 19, 2014 IP
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    emil_vlkv Greenhorn

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    Best question ever.... I believe you knew the answer before you started the thread.
     
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    If your god at writing go for original...but if your not copy and paste isn't good either way. pay someone on fiverr to write or you
     
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    For backlinks you can rewrite sentence for sentence.
    But for content on your webpage rewrite paragraph for paragraph.
    I don't believe in original anymore.

    This is a myth.

    In today's world you can't be original because you did read somewhere
    about the topic and connected the dots. You cannot be 100% original.
     
    content4cool, Jan 20, 2014 IP