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Possible to Get Banned From AdSense for Duplicate Content?

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8:44 am on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have one database driven website with thousands of food recipes. I have bought this database content so it's not unique content. There are many sites which are similar like my recipe site. Is it possible to get banned from adsense because of duplicate content?

There are lot of websites with duplicate content and they show adsense ads...

10:48 am on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I think you can possibly break your question into two questions?

The recipes if they are posted on a number of sites may receive a duplicate content penalty in the search engines if you do not ensure they are re-written or combined with other unique content.

Getting banned would happen if someone from Google Adsense deems in their mind your site not fitting their business model what ever that happens to be at the moment. By following their Webmaster Guidelines, TOS and providing some new unique content that provides value to the reader and/or community you are targeting would be a safe way to go.

Hope this helps.

12:15 pm on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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OK, I think I have to gain more traffic first and try someone else contextual advertising program. I don't want to take risk putting adsense ads on this recipe site.
12:54 pm on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I think your content is alright from adsense view. Your problem pretty much weight on search engine side.

In other words, your site will not get traffic from search engine result.

3:33 am on Oct 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I tried a recipe site and did not have much luck with it.
6:30 pm on Oct 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You're not going to get rich on recipes, but they can provide some pocket change. I have a thanksgiving turkey recipe that has been kicking around the internet for over twenty years; it ranks quite highly and gets a lot of traffic - for about a month.

If you've bought a database of recipes, your best bet might be to also cultivate some original ones to 'feature'. If your gravy recipe is common, but you have an unique take on a pot roast, you could well get traffic that way. Also, if you open up your site to user participation, you could also build up your content that way.

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I think your content is alright from adsense view.

Sure about that? Your content could get you banned from AdSense because it's likely stolen. All it takes is one angry webmaster whose content was stolen to file a DMCA with AdSense. Poof! You're banned from AdSense for life.

Some (if not all) of the content for AdSense being sold on the Internet is scraped from other websites. Don't touch it.

7:50 pm on Oct 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Some (if not all) of the content for AdSense being sold on the Internet is scraped from other websites. Don't touch it.

Someone is going to jump in here and start the "recipes can't be copyrighted" argument.

Before that happens, I'll just say I agree with martinibuster in general. The OP indicated he didn't want to risk his AdSense account. If you don't want to risk your AdSense account, don't put AdSense on a site where you have placed bought content that also appears on other sites. That's the bottom line - lengthy copyright arguments aside.

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12:21 am on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Some (if not all) of the content for AdSense being sold on the Internet is scraped from other websites. Don't touch it.

Thanks for the tips.
I've long consider to buy them from ebay or digital forum. But... You're right.
It's just so tempting. :)
2:43 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Actually there is a way to make money from that site:
Sell it to someone you don't like.