You may be one of those people in the world that copy and paste other people’s content onto your own website or blog. I have to admit, there are a lot of “deep” thinkers in the world, some have some AWESOME ideas.
However, while you may think that no one will catch you, even with that, it is not the best idea to do so. If need be, break it down from an ethical point of view. That someone else’s work that you stole. You cannot consider it borrowed. Working hard generated that content. They should be owed an amount of respect because of their insight and time.
Besides, google is not dumb, they are smart. Have you heard of the algorithm changes to their Search Engine? They started recently with Panda. Panda went out to the websites of the world and checked for dead websites that were URL friendly only. Meaning if you wanted to have the domain name, Santa Clarita Open Houses, and the site existed but there was no valuable content, they market it down.
More recently there was the Penguin Update. Both Panda and Penguin are black and white animals? Meaning??? Who knows – that’s Google for you… Penguin focused on Link Farms amongst other things. But if you were paying a link farm to produce back links to your website in a “black hat or grey hat” endeavor, you may have watched as you website fell in the SERP’s. (search engine results page)
With those two algorithm changes – plus over 200 other points that are constantly viewed by Google at the speed of light, we can deduce that Google is not a DUMB search engine.
Therefore, when you are wanting to get content to your website, come up with from your own stories and or experiences as they relate to your business. Read the news and comment. But never copy. You may end up causing Google to put you in the penalty box. Or worse, ban you for a much longer period of time.