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Duplicate content in Theme ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Freezerburn, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Freezerburn

    Freezerburn Registered Member

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    I went and checked some of my content on copyscape and it passed but the stuff in my theme did not. Under the comment box for my posts it displays some html tags which can be used (listed below). Will I get penalized for this ?


    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
     
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  2. zep123dmc

    zep123dmc Junior Member

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    I'd like to know this too, I have the same exact problem as OP. 9 results show up on copyscape from the exact same words as OP described... Does anyone know if google will penalize our site for that?

    Edit: Ok, I figured it out for anyone who stumbles upon this thread. It's no good trying to hide 'you may use these html tags and attributes...' under the comment box by adding a css code, because copyscape will still read that comment box message in the html (or wherever it is). What I did was add the following code to the functions.php of my theme:

    function mytheme_init() { add_filter('comment_form_defaults','mytheme_comments_form_defaults'); } add_action('after_setup_theme','mytheme_init'); function mytheme_comments_form_defaults($default) { unset($default['comment_notes_after']); return $default; }

    Now after I tested my desired post in copyscape it came up with 0 results.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012