My question is about original content. Everywhere I keep hearing original content is king and websites with original content only manages to stay in Google Search Index.
If that is true, then how websites like "Science Daily", "Times of India", ""Tree Hugger" and other news websites manages to stay at front page of Google when they all scrap content form mainstream news websites.
e.g Science Daily and Tree Hugger mostly reprint article from various university papers, government websites and research organization papers.
News websites like "Times of India" scrap content from "Reuters" and other major News Agencies.
All these websites perform extremely well in Google Search and are high ranking websites.
My question is how can original content be king then and an important factor for SEO?