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Copyscape Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by skadster, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. skadster

    skadster Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wondered if I should ignore a result in Copyscape. I wrote my own 1400 word article then checked it against duplichecker, plagium and Copyscape. The results came back as follows.

    Plagium: Plagium did not find documents making use of the text that you entered.

    Duplichecker: No Plagirism detected.

    Copyscape: The page below has 65 words matching 4% of the page, as highlighted below.

    So I clicked on the highlighted page copyscape provided, this in turn sent me to about 30 articles, that are using the same keyword as my article, some of which were highlighted in pink, and other basic phrases such as "this may cause" and "allergic reaction".

    So I'm not totally sure how this works then. Copyscape indicated a single page, yet produced about 30 articles that all said the same thing more or less, using variations of the same keyword. It mainly highlighted the keyword and a couple of words here and there in completely different articles.

    I never copied any of these articles, and two word phrases such as allergic reaction, are totally relevant to my article and theirs, as is the keyword.

    I was going to offer a gig on fiver writing unique article content, but am a bit confused how this original article was flagged. Could Copyscape have matched me up against a category? as the 30 articles it brought back where from the same site, using the same keyword. I'm probably making more of this than needs be though, thoughts?
     
  2. SnakeX

    SnakeX Registered Member

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    it happens to all of us that use 3 or 4 words as keywords.There is no way to pass 100% if you use long tail keywords.But its OK
     
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  3. CPAKing11

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    It says that copyscape found 4% duplicate content matching your keywords, so that means you still got 96% unique content which is very nice. Getting 100% unique is next to impossible because there are many generic words or sentences that will be used in most of the articles present on web.
     
  4. zombajo

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    First, as menstioned above, 96% unique text is excellent. When I check my articles in copyscape (and of my writers) I pay attention if there are full sentences or paragraphs in pink. If I see a whole big pink area it's not good and cannot be used. In case there are only separate words and the keyword itself of course than it's OK and I ignore. In case there's a list ot names or other words one after another that match exactly another text on the web then I just change the order ot the words (for example ingredients of smth...) if possible of course without damaging the content itself. Good luck
     
  5. skadster

    skadster Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    The keyword was four words long. So I see how this could happen when an article of similar length, using the same keyword and on the same topic are written.

    Not sure if this is relevant or not, but when it mentioned the page below. It wasn't a page as far as I can see, it matched me against a category with 34 articles, and highlighted my keyword in some of them articles and just a couple of other words. Some of these articles where only 300 words long, the biggest article about 600 words, and the only pink highlighted words in the 300 hundred long article were two.

    I thought copyscape would match me alongside another article of similar length, e.g. 1400 words, then compare my article to that article. I counted the words highlighted in pink, they came to 65 words in 34 different articles. I didn't realise it would match my article against so many independent articles, classing them as one.

    Anyway, I'm jabbering on, thanks again.