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Duplicate Content On My Posts But Unique In Google.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kauhywka, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. kauhywka

    kauhywka Junior Member

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    I have the same article for all my niches, only the keyword is changed for every niche. I know duplicate content is bad for seo but my posts are unique in google because there are no other sites in google with the same article, only the internal content is duplicate for every niche, but not copied from other sites. So my question: is this bad or not for seo?
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Is the article duplicated on the one website for across different domains? Either way, that's a rookie mistake.
     
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  3. kauhywka

    kauhywka Junior Member

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    no, article is 4000 words and absolutely unique - it is only on my site
    but some posts has got the same article only with other(changed) niche keywords
    BTW this pages are page 2 on google
    soooo, may it be because duplicated external content?
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    This:
    conflicts with this:
    How can the article be unique if it appears more than once on your website?
     
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    kauhywka Junior Member

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    I mean, that it is not anywhere on other domains.
    Yeah it is duplicated only on my site 5-6 times(only for tests, btw question still exist)
    I am wondering cause I see a cpa site with 9800 the same articles, only with different main keywords, site is 7 month old
    and is pushed with GSA with low qualitty spammy links(24k backs) - I know to spam with gsa in such way is bad idea
    BUT this site is ranking, ahrefs shows 700.000 ahrefs rank, xseo shows that site having traffic, and inurl shows that it is still not penalized
    SO - is such duplicate content really works?
     
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    Buddy, having the same content several times on you own domain is THE DEFINITION of duplicate content.

    Having the same article/content syndicated on other domains is syndicated content, and in an ideal world, google will just give credit to the original source where it found/indexed the content to begin with. The other properties showing the same content will get little to no value as far as rank for posting the same content (this is exactly what news aggregators do).

    Publishing/syndicating the same content on other properties for the purpose of gaming rank can easily be spotted, and google themselves mention that in such genuine cases of syndication a link (non anchored, full url) should be used to link back to the original source, and you should consider using noFollow, noIndex attributes for that syndicated page.

    Having several pages of 1000's of the same exact words on your own domain is exactly what duplicate content penalty is designed to punish.

    Either delete those dupe pages, or no-index or rel=canonical the pages.

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en

    But if those pages serve no purposes what so ever for your visitors, then just get rid of them.

    Here is Google's exact definition of duplicate content:

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en

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    By the way, please don't think that google somehow takes instant action if it finds issues dupe content or otherwise, and that you will instantly lose all your traffic and rankings.

    and

    "inurl shows that it is still not penalized"

    does not show you penalty or no penalty; it just shows you if your site is indexed or not.... 2 completely different things.

    You want to keep your money site as compliant to Google as possible at all times; and having the same exact pages on your domain several times is a direct contradiction of that, that may get you into hot water some time down the line.
     
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  7. kauhywka

    kauhywka Junior Member

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    thank you for fast answers guys, will work on quality and delete duplicate posts!
    Thanks again!
     
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    I was trying to get OP to come to that realisation by himself. Pretty solid explanation but.
     
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    I agree with others, this is probably the worst you can do with content! Content is king, it has to be unique and interesting. Rather take some more time and write more unique articles with less words than duplicates with over 4000.
     
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    At least he only made the mistake with his test sites! Would have been killer on a money site.
     
  12. ChanzGrande

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    SEO_Alchemy laid it out pretty tight up there. Solid! Well, we should now only see this question up to 200 more times this week!
     
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    I agree that it is duplicate content and not the best idea to be doing.
     
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    Good idea you made.
     
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    What I have learned from my experience is that reposting your content on sites more authoritative than yours, even if you publish it first on your blog and have them link back, can cause a duplicate content penalty.