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Complicated Duplicate Content Problem

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Lebron2727, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Lebron2727

    Lebron2727 Junior Member

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    My client writes the most amazing content, they use it to get people to opt in to their mailing list so they receive a free ebook. That ebook leads to sales.

    This is my problem:

    My client has deal with one of the biggest blogs in their field, this blog publishes the content the same day it is posted on their own blog. The only thing the big blog owner does is add some affiliate in the article (the affiliate links are directed to my clients website). This blog drives a lot of traffic to my client (20%) so it is a very nice arrangement. However, this blog also ranks for every article this blog posts this way and my client does not rank at all for its own articles.

    It seems like Google does not credit my client for the articles. This is the situation:

    - Google Authorship is setup correctly for my client
    - The big blog does have one organic link to the original article at the bottom of the article, structured like this source: deeplink + brand as anchortext (do-follow)
    - The big blog does mention the author (but it does not have a link to the Google+ page of the author yet, Im trying to get them to put one in)
    - If we publish an article not on the frontpage, so that the big blog does not pick it up, then it is indexed perfectly
    - Blogposts of my client are not indexed very fast (takes more than one day)
    - My client still has a partial penalty (unnatural links pointing to your site) that they have worked on a lot but it does not seem to go away (so far I have only found one link that still looks bad)

    There is one other problem that I am having fixed with the blog pages, on every page the <h1> tag is used seven times for different things including the title of the article. Google does not seem to have a big problem with it, being that they do index the articles that we do not publish on the front page perfectly.

    What is going on here? I have been doing a lot of research, but I cannot seem to find the problem.