Is Having Your Content ‘Curated’ And Hosted On Another Website A Legit SEO Practice?

By April

In episode 125 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if having your content ‘curated’ and hosted on another website is a legit SEO practice.

The exact question was:

I have been contacted by a salesperson to do some content marketing with the following site, The just of the campaign is they will take existing content that is already hosted on my site and “”curate”” the content and host it on their site for SEO traffic. I got the curated version of the content and noticed that the article isn't altered much at all other than changing words to past tense and swapping out some words using synonyms (the title of the article was changed as well). My question, is this legit SEO practice (it feels like cheating Google or trying to trick Google…)? How does this site rank articles to get SEO traffic when their URLs are defined by parameters (ex: Is there value having people read your content on other domains that you can't capture leads, data, remarket…(still can't grasp the concept of having people read content on someone else's domain)?

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