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Does being first past the line count in SEO any more?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nobodyelsein, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. nobodyelsein

    nobodyelsein Regular Member

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    I've got a news site I've been developing and I receive press releases from companies, which I publish. On the whole I publish within a few minutes of receiving the press release and I know this is faster than my competitors.

    So almost all the content is duplicate, but is there any benefit in terms of SEO to be the first to publish?
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    At a guess I would say potentially yes because search engines are going to think your site is the original source. But thats not based on any facts. Interested to see if anyone else has the answer.
     
  3. stroedaniel13

    stroedaniel13 Newbie

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    If a bigger site (bigger page rank, bigger domain authority, with more relevant articles than you .. there are many factors) post the same news, after you but in the same day, you may end up penalised by Google becasue the bigger site is the favourite for Google.