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Are Facebook pages crawled by Google? Dupicate content question.

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by seeplusplus, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    I have a Facebook page for a business, and would like to put onto it a lot of the text which appears on the businesses website.

    If I copy and paste it onto the Facebook page, will I fall foul of any type of duplicate content question, or anything like that?

    New to Facebook, so any advice or comments are most appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Seeplusplus,

    Google does not index all content from Facebook and it really depends on where you put the content. At any rate, it would also depend on how much content you put on the Facebook page. In Google's guidelines that talk about duplicate content, they mention that they only deem something as duplicate if it is a "substantial" block of text. Moreover, the main issue with duplicate content is that search engines don't know which content to index first. They don't necessarily automatically penalize a website for having duplicate content. If you are worried about the content being indexed on facebook first and then the content on your site being ignored, I would just make sure your web pages get indexed before you place the content on facebook.

    Check out Google's guidelines on duplicate content,

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

    Also, check out this article on cnet about Google indexing pages on Facebook,

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57318871-93/say-what-google-now-indexing-facebook-comments/

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  3. Jackson Soo

    Jackson Soo Junior Member

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    Very good links. Amazingly, Google is mostly referring to duplicate content which can occur on the same site, not from one site to the next.

    So the question of whether or not they penalize or discount the value of pages that has copied content is probably still open. Though as you said, if it's not a very large text of copied content, it will probably not be flagged as duplicate content.