Originally Posted by CALTCAgent
Does Agent Methods sites use "canned content" ?
The way it was explained to me they have areas you type your own content into a pre-designed templates.
From what I understand they give you the choice between using their "pre-written" content, or writing your own articles.
The issue is that AgentMethods made claims on here that canned content will not hurt your google ranking. Perhaps he is changing his tune these days, idk. But there are more than one threads on here were he defended using canned content that multiple other sites are using at the same time.
* But there is still an issue using them even when writing your own content. Ive read that Google logs the IP address of sites that are sandboxed. And will penalize other sites using the same IP, especially when that IP is hosting multiple sites with canned content or that are sandboxed.
From what I understand, they host sites under their own host plan. Which means they will all use the same IP. Which means that even the sites that have original content, while not sandboxed, still have the possibility of being penalized in the ranking algorithm because of the canned sites linked to them.