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Duplicate Content but I have the copyright?

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by testyy, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. testyy

    testyy Regular Member

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    How legit is this? I own the copyright so I can have this information on my website. The article is 15 pages long, so it's like an ebook and there are 5 of them. It's closely related to my website to I decided to go ahead and have it. The only problem is that the same article is on some other page that allows you to copy it.

    Now I don't particularly want to rank it, so I can add noindex,follow tags. Is this my best option? Or can I actually rank it?
     
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I'm a little confused. If someone stole your content, look into filing a DMCA.
     
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    sturose Power Member

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    Agree with BHopkins. If you genuinely have the sole rights and can prove it then do as suggested.
     
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    testyy Regular Member

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    No it's the opposite. Its a government information which is available for free for everyone to use under Crown Copyright. Can I rank it on my website? Obviously the government will still outrank me
     
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    You said you own the copyright, which isn't true. The copyright owner is allowing you to use it. Your website is not likely to rank as a result of the content, but I doubt it will hurt if it's just part of your content.
     
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    So you do not own the copyright then.

    If it's on another website it's duplicate content.
     
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    Okay, sorry for confusion, my best option would be to include this information and have it as no-index, follow?
     
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    Just make reference to their content, provide links or snippets of the article. This way you are adding value to the reader, likely to engage them and actually rank the content.
     
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    This. By linking back, it also signals to G that you are providing an excellent user experience - this holds your site in good stead.
     
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    Whatever you do, just be careful about duplicate content. In the eyes of Google, this is a no no and there is no way you can tell Google that the copyright is yours anyways. But, always make sure you give credit to the original source if it is not yours. That will at least help a little.