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Does Google hurt your rankings if you use same privacy policy

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by manking, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. manking

    manking Regular Member

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    Like the title suggest, does it matter if I have similar privacy policy and terms pages on all of my websites, but the website name and link is different on them or it will hurt my rankings if I do so. I recently started thinking about it, many websites have similar pp and tos, so it shouldn't, but then again it's duplicate content. Has anyone seen ranking problems if they implemented same pp and tos, with only name change
     
  2. OldFatGuy

    OldFatGuy Regular Member

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    Were you planning on ranking your privacy policy page? If not, then no it's not going to make a it of difference unless your entire site is filled with pretty much nothing but duplicate content.
     
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    i dont think so, Lots of websites use privacy policy generator :)
     
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    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google must not hurt your ranking. But dont use duplicate content.
     
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    It's completely fine, just make sure you're properly editing these pages so you avoid legal trouble. It's pretty easy to overlook some of the wrong content from another website's TOS.
     
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    Yes like others say, I wouldn't worry about it. I have many sites with same privacy policy with no issues with my rankings. If you are really worried, just noindex the page. Continue build good unique content, you will be fine!
     
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    just name the page: yourwebsite.com/privacy policy and no index the page.
     
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    It won't be an issue, but make sure you edit it so it's relevant for each website, and you can always ask google not to index that particular page.
     
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    For good measure, just noindex your PP page. Google will still recognize that you have a PP, by way of the links to it, however, won't index the content on it.
     
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    Nope, it doesn't matter that you have same privacy policy on your websites. As all said, just no index the page then that would be fine. I must say, this will be the best way to go forward. I didn't find any problems in ranking improvements. And please avoid automatically generated content. Good luck!