Should I buy articles from WebArchive?

Started by span4bob, Aug 18, 2022, 01:00 AM

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I received information regarding the web archive, which I understand contains articles from external websites. These articles are sold at low prices, with a guarantee of 90-100% uniqueness. Out of curiosity, I read a couple of these articles and found that their uniqueness was indeed high, with one being 100% unique and the other 94%.

In your opinion, do you think these articles are worth utilizing? They can also be purchased in batches. However, it is important to consider how search engines will react to this, as well as ensuring that the information is up-to-date. This is especially true for topics where there is no statute of limitations.

On a personal note, I only discovered the web archive yesterday and was able to find thousands of articles on various topics using this service.


I would advise against publishing those articles as they are not unique and have already been published before. It is highly likely that the original source will eventually come to light, which is why they are being sold for such a low price.

Search engines typically do not accept articles from the web archive. However, in my opinion, there is a possibility to use them occasionally as long as they are up-to-date and you make changes or additions to the content. That being said, I personally believe that publishing from the web archive is unnecessary and a waste of both money and time.


It is important to be cautious when purchasing articles as some unscrupulous sellers may try to sell the same content multiple times, causing the uniqueness to decrease down to 0%. Additionally, information found on the web can quickly become outdated and irrelevant. Furthermore, some articles may be written with search engine algorithms in mind, resulting in excessive use of keywords.

It is believed that cached information on search engines only lasts around 2 years, and content borrowed from archives that are 4-9 or more years old may fall out of the index or not get indexed at all. The Yahoo team has warned that even if a previously listed article has not been in the cache for a long time, it will still not be considered unique if re-posted on another site. Similarly, Google is able to identify matches in archives, even if the content is from a very old source.

In conclusion, posting articles from the web archive can be justified in cases where there is an urgent need to update content and no time to write new articles. However, it is important to be aware of the potential issues mentioned above and ensure that the information is up-to-date and relevant.