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Using free articles as web-site content

 9:05 pm on Jun 3, 2012 (gmt 0)


Is it ok for Google AdSense service to use articles and contents that are taken from free articles database?



 12:49 am on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

The AdSense guidelines require that you adhere to the Google Webmaster Guidelines which state:

Provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first.

Does copying free articles from other sites provide unique content?



 3:27 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

If it were that easy, wouldn't almost everyone do it?

wait - they are! And those are usually the first to get booted out, or at the very least, devalued in Google and smartpriced to boot.


 4:42 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

smartpriced to boot

In the case of free articles sites it's dumbpriced because it's dumb to waste all that time and effort to make a mere penny a click if you're lucky not to get booted out.


 5:58 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

So the answer has been given. NO, it is NOT OK.


 8:32 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ok. Is it okay to get information from PDF book formats with paraphrasing it?


 8:38 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)


That means don't copy it. Don't paraphrase it. Don't spin it. Don't take someone else's work and try to make money from it.


 10:47 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

hardgerman, there's no point in making a web site if you're just going to copy other people's work, it just adds redundant clutter to the web, searchers are better off reading the original material. Don't make the mistake of getting banned from Adsense for life by treating it like an easy, get rich quick gimmick.


 11:32 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Actually, I have been told by a Google employee that it is okay, that Adsense cannot tell what is original and what is not. Search can, but Adsense cannot.


 11:50 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

As someone who has seen exactly how adsense eventually can tell when content is not original and then boots out the publisher ( not me..:) but some sites and networks I have been asked in the past to take a look at with a view to improving their revenue )..I can say that..

A very large number of people at Google, in adsense or not , frequently don't know what the hell they are talking about and couldn't find out what is really happening inside their own business or find their own "nether regions" with both hands, a damn big flash light and their choice of search engine(s) to help them..

Or you just can't trust a word they say ...take your pick :)


 12:00 am on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Search can, but Adsense cannot.

When disgruntled advertisers push to change this it won't take long for AdSense to get access to that information and start dumping dupe and spun content.

Besides, just use a little logic here and you'll realize it's still a bad idea. If Google Search can detect the duplicate content then it will be devalued in Google Search and the site won't get the desired traffic anyway therefore making it a massive waste of time to build since without traffic AdSense won't be paying much now will it?

Ok. Is it okay to get information from PDF book formats with paraphrasing it?

This forum isn't about how to successfully pirate or infringe content for profit and that's not what AdSense is about, it's about monetizing your content and this discussion is about monetizing someone else's content.

More importantly, we're discussing creating an MFA site which is MADE FOR ADSENSE which definitely isn't permitted in AdSense.

Since this is going nowhere good, I'm closing this thread.

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