Msg#: 4674127 posted 4:33 am on May 24, 2014 (gmt 0)
The RSS Feed Articles from the Other sites? I just started a news site with only RSS feeds running news stories. I have about 40,000+ social media followers because I am an author so I decided to create a news site and post the news articles too, in order to gain more income with AdSense. Right now in week 3 I am at about 5 to 700 visitors a day making me about 2 to 3 dollars per day.
My real question is my page is new and hasn't really been indexed by Google yet. I am seeking how to rank higher with SEO. Obviously if all of my content is not original and is just from RSS feeds I don't think google will index and rank the content very well. Does Google even index RSS Feed articles on secondary sites, or just from the originating site. Also, would webscraping be a better option so the content originates from my site though it is still copied from another. Would webscraping give me WAY more content that 'SEEMS" original and help my search engine ranking.
I am also planning on hiring an SEO company to write 8 to 10 original articles targeting 3 to 5 main keywords to rank in the top 10 on the main page in google, but I wanted to go balls to the wall if I could. Have any sites ever been delisted from google for webscraping? I have a friend who is a professional at it. I just want to know if it will help me financially or should I just stick with RSS feeds?
Msg#: 4674127 posted 5:45 am on May 24, 2014 (gmt 0)
Hello ctray1 and welcome to WebmasterWorld. Google ranking questions are better addressed in the Google SEO News and Discussion Forum here: [webmasterworld.com...] but for having success with little or no original content I can say that the chances are pretty small and the more general your news topics are, the more competition you will face to rank well.
The more of your content that can be found in other places, the less it is seen as useful. The more you use content copied or scraped from other sites, the higher the risk of facing complaints from the owners of that content. Established authority sites can get away with things that can keep a new site in the sandbox. There are news aggregators that take a news story found via RSS feeds and add their own commentary on the news or some sites that allow users to add commentary but just copying content generated on other sites isn't a great business plan in my opinion. Have you looked at the guidelines Google put up for webmasters? The Guidelines are here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35769?hl=en&ref_topic=6002025#3 and there's a video up at the top.