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duplicate content issue

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hi
    if you have an article that is identical to an article that already exists on another site, except one sentence, which contains your link, has been added to yours, will your link get indexed?

    like this:

    duplicate content duplicate content NEW SENTENCE WITH LINK duplicate content duplicate content duplicate content duplicate content
     
  2. katona44

    katona44 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It will get indexed but i`m sure it won`t help that site a lot where the link is pointing.
     
  3. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    theseodude,

    This is a very thoughtful question. One of the main issues search engines have with duplicate content is that they don't know which page to index (and subsequently links within that page). Even if one sentence is different or if the link is different, a robot could conclude that the entire page is duplicate content, the link may not be indexed if a page with similar content is already in the search engine's index.

    In terms of syndication of articles, Google and other search engines will try to show the most relevant version of the content which may or may not be the version you want users to see. In cases like these the entire page (including your changed sentence with link) would be indexed however it may not be shown to searchers. SERP's can vary based on user geographic location and social media activity on the part of the user.

    So your link may be indexed or it may not be and if it is, it may be shown to users and it may not be. If it is important (in terms of page rank from the site you are receiving this backlink from) that it get indexed, you may want to completely change the content if you can or remove content from the other location if it is less valuable.

    Check out these additional resources for duplicate content,

    http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/duplicate-content

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

    I hope this is of some use to you,

    Shawn
     
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