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Copying another websites title, is this considered duplicate content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by codfordinner, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. codfordinner

    codfordinner Registered Member

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    We are targetting same keywords. If I copy another title completely, is this going to be harder to rank in Google and considered duplicate? Thanks.
     
  2. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    No it wont but nothink else must not match the websites in quistion


    if there a link to any website shearing the same title then your in trouble
     
  3. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No problem. But don't use same title, do some changes in it.
     
  4. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    If you copy a title from someone else website, its not duplicate content. But it is possibly going to get you hit with a DMCA if the other site owner sees it since it would be plagirism/copyright infringement.
     
  5. webinsight

    webinsight Junior Member

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    no. the most important is to have unique content.
     
  6. accelerator_dd

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    You can always append | WebSitename to the end of the title to make it unique. However, if your content is unique, I dont think having a dupe title would be an issue.
     
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  7. onix33

    onix33 Newbie

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    I will recommend you to write your own title so to be sure you wont have problems
     
  8. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    Don't just copy it!
    make some manual changes !
    you will be fine then!
     
  9. carpozi

    carpozi Registered Member

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    A title isn't a big deal. The content of the page is where Google flags duplicity. However, the people above are right. It's good practise to change everything. Just don't change the keyword phrase, otherwise you destroy the point of swiping from them!
     
  10. PixelMathis

    PixelMathis Power Member

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    you are overthinking a very simple thing. just go with something unique and just look at how they are framing their titles and come up with a unique one of your own. i do this everytime
     
  11. BassTrackerBoats

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    There are only so many ways to say, "Ford Trucks Are Great".

    I'm sure there are a zillion and a half duplicate titles out there and G is not going to tie a block of concrete to the feet of their sites and drag all but one to the bottom of the sea.
     
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  12. carpozi

    carpozi Registered Member

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    Exactly this:

    The title tag is so short Google must virtually ignore titles as a source of duplicate content. Don't worry about that aspect of your page.
     
  13. rob1977

    rob1977 Power Member

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    duplicate is a numbers game and since title is such a small percentage of the overall content it will not count as duplicate.

    duplicate is a copy and paste of the page, not five words lifted. plus the chances of titles being the same as a result of keyword research and on page seo are very high. don't worry about it.
     
  14. kyoka12

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    Duh do some rewrite on the title, dont get on the same road