Auto Generated Content (AGC): Copy Paste Blog Practice

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Auto Generated Content (AGC): Copypaste Blog Practices and How to Solve this Problem

What is this Auto Generated Content or AGC? We will examine it in this article.

While idly checking keywords that generate high traffic to a popular article on this Kearipan blog, in the Google search results I found another blog article with the exact same title.

After opening, every word is my writing, even the pictures are the same. That's not all, apparently I found another article on this blog that copied 100% of my post.

My post, which was just published a few minutes earlier, is directly on this copas artisan's blog.

Finally I surfed to find out about this practice and found that this is an example of a strategy, tactic, and technique called AGC or Auto Generated Content.

What is Auto Generated Content?

Auto Generated Content (AGC) is content that is generated automatically via scripts, machines or tools. Mostly by manipulating the API or RSS feeds provided by search engines or other blogs.

Sites or blogs that use AGC will take articles, photos, videos or products from external sources and repost them on their blogs. Can be one at a time or often in combination.

Thanks to this, an AGC blog can have high traffic in just a short time, because on average it steals popular or sought-after articles.

Unfortunately, the traffic for this AGC blog can be dozens of times that of regular blogs that rely on pure content in writing. Very inversely proportional to original content owners who have to work hard to create articles, which even to get 1,000 visitors per day is tiring work.

How Can AGC Earn?

Google Adsense is the largest advertising network at the moment. Of course, to maintain credibility, Google has guidelines for forbidding this AGC practice:

Auto-generated — or “auto-generated” — content is content that is generated programmatically. Google may take action on content if it is intended to manipulate search ranking and is not helpful to the user. Such content includes, but is not limited to:

– Text that is not suitable for readers, but may contain search keywords.

– Text translated by automated tools without human review or curation prior to publication

– Text generated through automated processes, such as Markov Chains

– Text created using synonymous techniques or automatic obfuscation

– Text generated from a copy of the Atom/RSS feed or search results

– Merging content from different web pages without adding sufficient value

Source : Google Search Center

Because the AGC practice is clearly forbidden by Google, these autoblog players usually use other ad networks. For example, from Exoclick, Chitika, InfoLinks, Innity, Yllix.

These ad networks usually display adult content, from porn sites to online gambling.

What Should an AGC Blog Stolen Content Owner Do?

It must be very upsetting if our hard work is just stolen. Stealing other people's rights and using this for profit certainly makes me angry.

What annoys me the most is that sites or blogs that use the AGC technique must use an anonymous identity and hide their contacts, even closing the comments column.

Even if we manage to contact them, we will definitely not respond, and if we reply, we usually get annoyed, even more angry.

Well, Google has provided a special page for reporting sites or blogs that use the Auto Generated Content (AGC) technique. Please visit Google Webspam.

We can see many lists that can be used as a starting point for reporting, whether it is indicated by buying and selling links, inappropriate content, websites infected with malware, violations of Google products, copyright issues (both personal, personal and others), phishing pages or about rich snippets.

Google will review our report and will later give penalties such as the AGC site or blog will be removed from the search results or deindex.

Hopefully this article can help. Has anyone had the experience of having their blog stolen by AGC like me?

Dodi Maulana
All Because of Allah Ta'ala

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