How to Get Free Useful Content without Getting Penalized by Google

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In today’s SEO, you are probably wondering if it’s possible to get a hold of some free content without your getting flagged by Google. The answer is yes, and today I will share a method with you on how you can without getting on Google’s bad side along with how to use this content effectively. If you follow my advice, not only will you get a hold of some free content, but it could also give you an opportunity to start making some extra money.

Where to Get Free Content

The million dollar question of this post and the answer is quite obvious, Homework. Yes, the papers, reports, essays, that you, friends, and/or family have written in the past and have gotten a passing grade. It’s already been written once so why should you discard it? It’s up to you how far you want to go with this; you can ask the entire campus for their homework if you choose to or just ask for targeted homework assignments. Either way, if you can gather several homework assignments then you got some content to be posted online. Just make sure that it has been graded first so that way the individual is not in a situation where they are accused of plagiarism. Can you imagine the conversation with the teacher?

How to Use This Content Properly and Profit From It

  1. The first thing you need to do is make sure that the content is up to par so to speak. You don’t want a 3rd grader’s content, you should aim for the college students or high school at the very least, but that’s needless to say. You can even edit it if you wish. At this point you might be asking yourself “if I have to read and edit homework I might as well write new content myself?” Well that is a good point, however it’s really up to you and your standards of the quality of articles. If you get a college student’s article who has received an A you don’t really need to edit or even read it for that matter.
  2. Another issue that may arise from this is that you may receive content that has nothing to do with your niche. That is fine; there are several things that you can do with such content.
  • Post it on Squidoo or Hubpages: Having this content here can also get you to make some extra money via AdSense and affiliates such as Ebay and Amazon. A quick summary of those sites is you can get paid in the ways mentioned by having articles on those sites. I admit it would be more effective having articles in relation to your niche here since you can add backlinks to your blog or site but I don’t see the problem with having different niches here. To give you an example, my brother’s old homework assignment was about schizophrenia so I put together a Squidoo lens for him “Insight on Schizophrenia”. This content was free and it didn’t take long at all, maybe half an hour to put together this lens.
  • Create new niche blog: I don’t advise this unless the individual is going to law school and gave you a dozen homework assignments in relation to law. If so, why not put something together real quick and publish some homework assignments? What you do from there is all up to you. You can get some guest posts thrown on there, write some additional articles yourself, or simply wait for more homework assignments.

 Summary to Getting Free Content

  • Gather old papers, essays, articles, past homework in general.
  • Post homework on Squidoo, Hubpages, your blog, or site.

Well there you have it, getting content from sources that are offline will ensure that you don’t get penalized for duplicate content. There are a number of things you can do with your free content and some I didn’t mention. What are some other things that come to mind that I might have left out? I’m aware that different people might be in different situations and since I suggested this method I feel like it’s my duty to help you with it. If you choose to do this let me know and I will try to help you, free of charge. As you can tell by now I’m a basket of ideas so I’m sure I can make something work out for you. Leave a comment below with your thoughts on the subject.

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5 thoughts on “How to Get Free Useful Content without Getting Penalized by Google”

  1. Hi Bernard,
    Thank you so much for providing these great tips, posting content on Squidoo or hubpages can really help you get exposure, you can even use it to promote your blog as it has a high page rank, it get indexed very fast on Google, and it can compete for your keywords higher.

    1. Hi Qasim,

      No problem. I had the idea so I figured I share it. You are right about Squidoo and Hubpages, they can be a great sources of traffic if done correctly.

      Thank you for stopping by as well.

      Stay Awesome!

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