Why is it a bad idea from the seo perspective to host free articles and write ups that are very common on the internet.

Q) Why is it a bad idea from the seo perspective to host free articles and write ups that are very common on the internet.

Answers:

• Because they will not lead to fresh traffic
• Because you could get penalized by search engines for using duplicate content
• Because you will not get the benefits of proper keyword targeting
• Because people could turn up claiming copy right infringement