How to get free content for my newly created blog?

by smithjohn2501 41 replies
Hello Friends,

Recently I have setup a blog. And just copied 50-60 articles from different sites. Now, I want to get quality content for my blog to increase organic traffic. So I could submit my blog to Google for adsense.

Can anyone please let me know, how to get free content for my blog? Can I do content curation? just copy & paste other blogger's articles on my blog?
Will Google consider my blog as good blog if I post duplicate/ curated content?

Please advise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Before you get torn apart...

    Unless you have permission to copy those articles, or they are under licence like Creative Commons, then you've made a mistake.

    We all make mistakes though.

    Quit looking for an easy way - there ain't one.

    What's wrong with just writing about the stuff you know about, and feel passionate about?
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  • Profile picture of the author tasari
    Free = write yourself the articles
    Copy/paste of other blogs = very bad idea, even though you are using other's article without paying AND search engines will see you as duplicate
    Qualiy articles = hire a good writer

    My 2 cents...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Copying and pasting articles is not curating content. It's stealing. Unless, as Michael said, you have written permission from the owners of those articles to use them, then what you're doing is called piracy.

    Curating involves adding your own thoughts and commentary to the article.

    You can ask guest bloggers to contribute to your site -- but that probably won't happen until you have a large following.

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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    While it's more work than just stealing from others and calling it "curated", there are ways of getting user-generated content.

    One of the most popular is the "round up post", where you email other bloggers with a question, then compile/post their answers. In return for their answer, they get a link back to their blogs.

    An extra benefit, if you can get responses from more popular bloggers, is you get to position yourself as a peer, and borrow their authority. As a brand-new blog, 'more popular' is just about everybody...

    Do some research on "user generated content" (also 'user-generated'). You'll find lots of ways to get free content without stealing it.

    If Adsense is your plan, know that all it takes to lose your account is one complaint about stolen content. And once that account is gone, it's gone forever.
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    • Profile picture of the author smithjohn2501
      I appreciate your comment. Can you please share a best article about - "user generated content" (also 'user-generated').
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by smithjohn2501 View Post

        I appreciate your comment. Can you please share a best article about - "user generated content" (also 'user-generated').
        I don't have a 'best' article handy, which is why I suggested googling it.

        Besides the round-up post, another way to get content is to ask your readers questions.

        For example, you could write a short post asking for readers' suggestions for getting user generated content. Tell them to post their suggestion in the comments section. You'll have to weed out the link spammers, but the remainder is good content.

        You could then do a follow up post giving your picks for the best suggestions. This is actual curation. Cite the article (with link), say why you picked it, and quote a small passage from the article that proves your point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Copying and pasting articles from other sites is illegal, and is a bad idea. Those articles won't have the flair and tonality of YOU. I suggest you write them yourself, and be patient. Even if it takes you 3 years to start making the money you're looking for.... then in 3 years, you'll be set. Time will fly by just as quickly if you write the articles yourself - or if you steal it from somebody else's site (which will get you in trouble).
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    • Profile picture of the author smithjohn2501
      Thanks for your response.

      I completely understand that copying the content from other blogs is not a good idea. But can you please let me know the way to do content curation? As most of the bloggers do this activity. And they are just earning from Adsense.
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      • Profile picture of the author McColmer
        You have to be creative with the contents that would attract viewers. That might be a challenge but once you figured it out, earning will follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author simplio
    This is not possible. You can't copy paste anything. So just hire a content writer.
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    • Profile picture of the author McColmer
      The one that can make a better and unique version would do good.
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  • Go to Quora dot com. Join for free. Ask questions and put the answers into a post. Best to use synonyms for some words. Write it in your own style. Maybe add a .jpg. There are many websites that let you download royalty-free .jpg. Best thing to do is use Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    If you copy, you'll be plagiarising the original writer and it's illegal.
    You have 3 choices.
    1. Write the content yourself.
    2. Pay somebody to write material for you.
    3, Write your own content and then pay somebody to edit/proofread it and check if it's plagiarised.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      You have 3 choices.
      1. Write the content yourself.
      2. Pay somebody to write material for you.
      3, Write your own content and then pay somebody to edit/proofread it and check if it's plagiarised.

      I don't think anyone is necessarily limited to just the three you've mentioned. There are many other alternatives.
      • What about soliciting or inviting others to post their content on your site in exchange for an author box with a link back to their site?
      • What about using articles from directory sites and blogs that allow posting of their material on your site?
      • What about using PLR material in your niche (tweaked or not)?
      • What about public domain content that is free for anyone to use?
      • What about posting material from RSS feeds onto your site where the author allows you to do so?
      • What about asking your subscribers for content (not paid)?
      • What about using content exchanges?
      I'm sure there are many other ways you can put content on your site if you get a little creative.

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      • Profile picture of the author tasari
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        I don't think anyone is necessarily limited to just the three you've mentioned. There are many other alternatives.
        [*]What about soliciting or inviting others to post their content on your site in exchange for an author box with a link back to their site?
        Problem with this is that the content should be unique, if 10 of other sites have it too less value :-(

        [*]What about using articles from directory sites and blogs that allow posting of their material on your site?
        I won't do this, they are already used soooo many times and also rewritten with bad "rewrite" software/scripts

        [*]What about using PLR material in your niche (tweaked or not)?[*]What about public domain content that is free for anyone to use?[*]What about posting material from RSS feeds onto your site where the author allows you to do so?
        About RSS feeds, same as your 2nd point, but here you could often the RSS feeds is a mix of short articles... Seems great idea, but be carefull they don't get your visitors to their site, your goal is to keep them :-)

        [/QUOTE][*]What about asking your subscribers for content (not paid)?[*]What about using content exchanges?[/LIST]I'm sure there are many other ways you can put content on your site if you get a little creative.

        Steve[/QUOTE]

        This is a great list Steve !!! Really nice !!! Good ideas to use...
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve B
          Originally Posted by tasari View Post

          Problem with this is that the content should be unique, if 10 of other sites have it too less value

          Tasari,

          I understand your concerns and I always advocate that you should try to include content on your web site that has been made unique by adding your own introduction to the content, editorial component about your "take" on the content, analysis of the content from your viewpoint, or some other personalization.

          As for your comment about "if 10 other sites have your same content it is less valuable" . . . think about this . . .

          What are the chances that the person viewing your content is also going to randomly go to one of ten other sites showing the same content? Considering the sheer numbers of web sites online today, the chances are pretty slim. And even if they do see the same content, what are the chances they will remember both sources as having it? Slimmer still.

          The key is having quality and interesting content that is helpful to the viewer. If it is top quality, there are going to be multiple sites that have the content available and indexed in the search engines - but that doesn't necessarily make the content any less valuable - especially if the viewer has never seen it before.

          Here is just one example of what I'm saying:

          This is a hilarious read - advice from 1908.

          What a Young Wife Ought to Know by Emma F. Angell Drake

          You will find it in the Google search results 17,800 times. Does that mean it's somehow less valuable because it shows up more than once?

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          • Profile picture of the author Glenn Leader
            Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

            Tasari,

            I understand your concerns and I always advocate that you should try to include content on your web site that has been made unique by adding your own introduction to the content, editorial component about your "take" on the content, analysis of the content from your viewpoint, or some other personalization.

            As for your comment about "if 10 other sites have your same content it is less valuable" . . . think about this . . .

            What are the chances that the person viewing your content is also going to randomly go to one of ten other sites showing the same content? Considering the sheer numbers of web sites online today, the chances are pretty slim. And even if they do see the same content, what are the chances they will remember both sources as having it? Slimmer still.

            The key is having quality and interesting content that is helpful to the viewer. If it is top quality, there are going to be multiple sites that have the content available and indexed in the search engines - but that doesn't necessarily make the content any less valuable - especially if the viewer has never seen it before.

            Here is just one example of what I'm saying:

            This is a hilarious read - advice from 1908.

            What a Young Wife Ought to Know by Emma F. Angell Drake

            You will find it in the Google search results 17,800 times. Does that mean it's somehow less valuable because it shows up more than once?

            Steve
            I completely agree with you on all counts. You can also add value by focussing tightly on the niche, providing a hub of other closely related articles, from sites that allow re-publishing.

            Also, most people don't understand the duplicate content penalty. This only applies to very similar content on your own site. If this wasn't the case, news syndication, for example, wouldn't ever work. But it does, and works well.

            Glenn
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  • Profile picture of the author TextBullet
    If you cannot afford to hire a writer, your writing skills are not that good, you don't have the time to write or simply hate writing, you can still upload good content. Here are a few things you can do:
    1- Round up posts: You simply generate a list of influencers, ask them a question by email, most of them will be happy to help. Then compile all the answers in one single blog post. Name it something like "55 experts share their thoughts about (your topic)". Make sure to give credit to each one that contributed. This will not only end up being a valuable post for your readers, as the answers are provided by experienced influencers, but it can also give you a few backlinks and visitors, as some of the influencers will share the post on their blogs or social media for their audiences when they see their names mentioned and if the post is good enough.
    2- Interviews: Prepare a list of bloggers in your niche, prepare a few questions and send it to them by email. Post the full interview on your blog. Make sure to link to their blog in order to thank them.
    3- Write inspirational/motivational post with famous quotes
    4- Create a list of something*– People are lazy. They don’t want to waste time on searching and gathering information. That’s the reason why lists are popular. Create a TOP10, or better yet, a TOP100 list. Lists of movies, books, influential people, or any other topic can easily generate buzz.
    5- Publish the best comments that your blog has received throughout the history
    6- Make list of useful & interesting people to follow in your niche

    I hope that helps, best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Copying others article won't help you. You will get penalized by Google and some bloggers may sue you for copying their content. Which may lead to suspension of your hosting account and you face legal issue. Try to write your own content and if you are unable to write hire someone from upwork or buy articles from hirewriters or contentmart.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Free in IM essentially means trading work, sweat, tears and time for money
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalmounika
    hiii
    copying and pasting other blog articles will wont work to get ur blog on top. u should write ur articles by simple and easy manager so that every one can understand who ever reading
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  • Profile picture of the author Rohan09
    copy paste from another site is very bad google not consider it so it affects on your ranking so it will be better you can hire good writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Originally Posted by smithjohn2501 View Post

    Hello Friends,

    Recently I have setup a blog. And just copied 50-60 articles from different sites.
    you, sir, are a disgrace...gtfoh
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
    I'm surprised that no one mentioned that there is a way to get free content for your site and that is to copy and paste articles from free article directories such as Ezine Articles, ArticleBase Article City, etc. You just need to also include the author section of the article and a link to the original article in order to comply with their rules.

    However, you will likely have to pay someone to actually obtain quality unique content that Google will like if you cannot do that yourself.
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  • No Plagiarism/ Copy Paste, Please. You have to need the Original & Valuable content. If your content would original, the reader will come to your site again & again. You can hire a freelancer from any freelancing market place. The freelancer will write original content for you. Thanks for your advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author surfer30
    Read a lot to write a lot. as the time passes You will improve your Skills. When i started Online i didn't know How to install or buy a domain name or evern write. But I didn't stop there. i started learning the basics before any advanced strategies.

    How to do headlines
    How write some Free articles
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    My advice : read as many blog posts as possible to Have The right mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevesmith42
    i suggest you ezinearticls
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  • Profile picture of the author softprodigy
    Copying the content from other website will penalize your website in SERPs. There are lots of diferent portals like Fiverr, upwork where you can find freelance content writers at cheapest rates. Fiverr is the platform which do every task starts from 5$. So you can assign your blog content on this with cheapest rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Puneet Parmar
    Copying content from another sites is not a good idea, you can use content of article submission site like Ezine Articles but you have to give attribute to Ezine. Another way you can use sky scrapping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sharon Jones
    Google will ban you if you copy someone else content, it's called plagiarism which is strictly prohibited. If you have the permission from the content owners, even then you have to add those content using canonical URL by which you can stay out of Google ban.
    If you really want some content by which you can get visitors to your website, then you should allow guest posting on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khanna Jewels
    if you give credit to origanal content then you will not be penalized by search engine .
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Khanna Jewels View Post

      if you give credit to origanal content then you will not be penalized by search engine .
      Also, if you shut your eyes reeaaally tight, nobody can see you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeciBoy13
    Hey Buddy,

    From my understanding, you can't copy & paste someone else's content and upload it on your own website. I mean you can but that's stealing from other authors.

    What you can do is read other people's content just to get some ideas but never should you copy and paste the whole blog and just use it as if you wrote it. That's a big no-no my friend.

    Create your own content. Speak from the heart and just let things flow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khan1Jee
    Well first thing delete all the copied content from your site. Join the guest posting groups, Allow user to guest post on your website for free. Do it till then you dont have 50-60 unique and informative articles of 700+ words each then apply for adsense once only if all the articles are indexed in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie3000
    I don't agree with what you are doing but...if you insist upon on this strategy you should at least spin then edit the content. But it's not a long term scalable strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khan1Jee
    Spinning articles are not a good way.. The meanings of word would come different which is not good for readers
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    At first I thought you were joking with this thread OP.

    Anyways...there are millions of people who have tried this approach (and who are still stealing content regularly).

    In any other industry people have to work for success.

    No good thing is free in business or in life.

    And if you are still persistent on trying to benefit off the hard work of others...it won't work or work for very long at all!

    It will actually be harder for you to try and accomplish this idea than it would to actually do the work the right way yourself.

    You are fighting an 'uphill' Battle with your self.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Originally Posted by smithjohn2501 View Post

    Hello Friends,

    Recently I have setup a blog. And just copied 50-60 articles from different sites. Now, I want to get quality content for my blog to increase organic traffic. So I could submit my blog to Google for adsense.

    Can anyone please let me know, how to get free content for my blog? Can I do content curation? just copy & paste other blogger's articles on my blog?
    Will Google consider my blog as good blog if I post duplicate/ curated content?

    Please advise.
    My advice is that you get rid of the content that you copied from the other sites. Doing something like that is a sure way to get yourself in lots of trouble before you even get started.

    If you want content for free then you'll have to write it yourself. If you can write well enough then the best thing is to write it yourself.

    I honestly think that the best thing a person can do is learn how to write content themselves, especially when they are just starting to build an online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author addisonadeline73
    Please do not Plagiarism, If you make copy paste, it is not good. You have to write original & valuable content. If you do not know how to write Article, you can buy Original content or, you can hire a freelancer from a freelancing site.
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