I have a situation that may or may not be unique and am looking for suggestions.
I have been building websites for many years and always start a new site with a minimum of 8-9,000 words of unique content. That breaks down into 8-15 relevant article per site.....that is minimum..and base amount. Over time I add more content.
Larger sites I may start with 50K -100K worth of articles...all unique.
I have great writers and have checked every articles for originality, never a problem...so content is well written and clean.
As I said, I have probably over 1 million unique words and hundreds of articles.
With that said...I would love to get all my articles and content into one site...a new site maybe...or add to my seo site...and take advantage of all this hard work and unique content...plus money sent.
I don't really care about "duplicate content" and other malarkey penalties from the search engines.......just looking for great ideas.
I am not a charity so making money would be nice too.
[Not criticizing] Most times my logic takes me the other way.
I have created several sites with also unique content, but in some cases after a while, the "widget-world" gets so much great content I can actually see the segmentation (pattern indicated by my visitors and their inquiries). And then it makes sense to create a segment site such as "recipies - widgets", history of widgets, etc. Of course it takes a big site to grow bigger to go that way in my personal opinion.
Anyway I feel many sites are harder to manage than one or two, specially building links.
I kinda did what you mention once. My first consideration was not to go for a new domain, but choosing my best one, the stronger one. After thinking on removing content I decided instead to create new articles out of the original ones and kinda duplicated-reused content on the new one (avoiding literal dups). Adding unpublished content made it easier.
I don't really care about "duplicate content" and other malarkey penalties from the search engines
Respectfully, I think you should. Read the Panda nightmare.
A little experiment I made with old content was just to open a window and a blank page, and "rewrite on the flash" as if I was telling a story to a child. It was a faster way to create fresh new content with a very different point of view. In my case it worked, but is limited by its nature "story telling".