Avoid These Scams and Stay Ethical for the Best SEO

Last Update: April 09, 2020

I am a huge Neil Patel fan and he just shared some great information about all the scams out there that will cost you a lot of money and kill your websites SEO. I am going to provide the information in my own words and expand on what Neil said.

SCAMS to Avoid Online.

Don't fall for the automatic content creation scam. There are tons of scammers advertising that their software will automatically create content for you. This content is plagiarized or scraped or spun using software and/or bots. Here is what each of those mean:

  • Plagiarized content is content that someone else wrote and you just changed some of the words to make it look like your own. Google is smart enough to recognize this and will penalize you and your site.
  • Scraped content is content that is copied from other sites in pieces and put on your site as if it is your own content. Usually bots of some type will do the scraping. Again, Google is smart is will recognize the content is scraped and not original and will penalize you and your site.
  • Spun content is content that is copied from another source and is then spun by software to change the words using synonyms to make it look different from the original. This is very dangerous because after it gets spun it is usually not readable any more. Content has to be readable and make sense or once again, Google will recognize it and penalize your site.

Avoid Automatic Link Building Software. Link building is critical to your site and getting ranked by Google, but bad links will kill your site and its ranking. There is a lot of advertising about automatic link building that is considered Black Hat technicques because they link your site to low ranked sites and sites that are not authority site in your niche. Create awesome content and links will happen with time that are good and high quality links that will help your site. There are ways to increase your links manually but I have covered that in other articles.

Bottom line, create great content and follow SEO rules. Provide useful information to your readers. Let the links happen on their own and be patient. Make your content readable so it makes sense and helps your users solve their problems.

Here is some more great information for everyone that I previously created:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chender684/blog/do-you-have-...

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chender684/blog/links-on-you...

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chender684/blog/dont-forget-...

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chender684/blog/ten-free-seo...

Hope this helps anyone interested in doing things the right way.

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BillandSue Premium
Hi Curtis,
Thanks so much for your help in keeping our sites clean. So easy to let an automatic "thing" do the work for you.

On one of my sites, I copied a paragraph from one article to another one I made. I should re-write that even though it is my material.

Have a great weekend.

Bill
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chender684 Premium
If it is within your own site, it isn't a big deal. I use some things over and over for my supplement reviews. That is totally fine.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Curtis,
Thanks for the info.

Bill
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lesabre Premium
Hi Curtis, thank you for sharing this information. I think I just got scammed again by a program called Infinity Program. It was a plugin that I got site support for me. When I tried to contact them, they were out of the office three days in a row. The fight is on again:

Support Gurus <support@supportgurus.freshdesk.com>

This is the third time you have given me the same response. Are you in your office at anytime.
Between PayPal and Warrior Plus, I intend to either get this plugin working or my money refunded.
Thank you,
Michael Mortimer

Once a sucker I guess.

Best wishes,
Michael
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chender684 Premium
Any time we try to find an easier way, we get burned. We just need to follow what we have learned here at WA and follow it to a tee. I have been burned as well and maybe I am finally getting smarter.
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VanessaN Premium
Absolutely agree!! It's much better to create your own content.
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chender684 Premium
That's right and that is how we are taught here at WA.
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WilsonP Premium
Hi Curtis, Thanks for sharing this very informative post.

Wilson.

Happy Easter
Stay safe, stay well
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chender684 Premium
My pleasure Wilson. It is good stuff that will help everyone.
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LMH1968 Premium
Learned a lot thanks for sharing.
Lisa
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chender684 Premium
That is great Lisa and you are very welcome.
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