"Can you just copy the content from someone else's website?"
There is multiple reasons we and you cannot copy content from another Location.
- Duplicate Content deranked from Google
- It's not legal.
News stories, photos, and other online content often show up in multiple places, and sometimes it's difficult to determine where the content originated. At first glance, it may seem as if it's perfectly legal to copy content from a website. But is it? The short answer to this question is "no," unless you've obtained the author's permission.
- Write your own content
- Purchase Content from a professional writer (typically this wil cost between $100 ad $1500 a page depending on lenght, complexities and quality)
- Get Legal Help with Questions About Copying Content from a Website
As a business owner, you have various priorities and tasks competing for your time and energy. While following best practices with respect to copyrighted content will help keep you out of trouble, some copyright matters require professional legal help. Contact an intellectual property lawyer near you who can answer your questions about whether it's legal to copy content from a website and any other intellectual property questions you may have.
According to Google:
Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar. Mostly, this is not deceptive in origin.
- Google actually designed algorithms to prevent duplicate content from affecting webmasters. These algorithms group the various versions into a cluster, the “best” URL in the cluster is displayed, and they actually consolidate various signals (such as links) from pages within that cluster to the one being shown. They even went as far as saying, “If you don’t want to worry about sorting through duplication on your site, you can let us worry about it instead.”
- Google tries to determine the original source of the content and display that one.
- If someone is duplicating your content without permission, you can request to have it removed by filing a request under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.