Hosting free articles that are widely available on the internet is generally not a good idea from an SEO perspective for a few reasons:
- Duplicate content: If the content is already available on other websites, search engines will have a hard time determining it. And its words are more relevant to a particular search query. You can’t lead it to rank in search results or not index at all.
- Lack of originality: Search engines often give preference to original, high-quality content. If a website is hosting free articles, that are widely available on the internet. It’s unlikely to see the content as particularly valuable or useful to users.
- Lack of value: In general, free articles that are on the internet are not as in-depth or comprehensive as content that has been specifically written for a website. This means that the content may not provide much value to users, which could lead to a high bounce rate and low engagement on the website.
It’s generally a better idea for a company to invest in creating original, high-quality content that is tailored to its audience and provides value to users. This can help the website rank well in search results and attract more engaged traffic.