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Shatner




msg:4304690
 9:05 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Has anyone tried Scribol?

I'm thinking of giving them a go. Their content seems really well curated and really high quality.

Is there any drawback to this? Does the Adsense prohibition against traffic exchanges include a service like Scribol? More importantly can it impact Google Search rankings in a negative way?

 

Planet13




msg:4305440
 3:55 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

More importantly can it impact Google Search rankings in a negative way?


That is a question that should be asked in the google forum, which is located at:

[webmasterworld.com...]

While the content does look like it could be popular, it does look like it would be syndicated (read, duplicate) content, meaning that not only would it appear on your site, but also on lots of other sites.

generally, google frowns upon duplicate content. However, with panda, there seems to be no consensus on WHAT google wants nowadays. So to me, it seems a bit risky.

If you are willing to take the risk on a domain that you wouldn't be upset if the rankings tanked, then you might try it.

But for a long term business model, I don't think it would be a good idea to depend on free content that all your competitors would have the same access to.

Just my two centavos...

Shatner




msg:4307495
 8:01 pm on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi Planet,

I'm not sure you understand what it is. They don't syndicate their content. Basically they put links to their content on your pages, and in exchange put links to your content on other people's pages.

It's kind of a traffic exchange, but a high-level, high-quality one.

Know what I mean?

Planet13




msg:4307966
 6:43 pm on May 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

Huh...

It might work... I haven't heard anything BAD about it.

I think I would be more interested in just getting links directly from high quality, relevant sites, without the middle man. But that's just me.

Shatner




msg:4308000
 8:06 pm on May 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

>>I think I would be more interested in just getting links directly from high quality, relevant sites, without the middle man. But that's just me.


Why not do both?

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