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Duplicate content on newswebsites

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Qyntius, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Qyntius

    Qyntius Newbie

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    Let's see if you guys can shed a bit of light on this subject. I have seen news-related websites that do nothing but copy/paste viral and quality content from websites in their niche, yet maintain a good position in the SERP. I thought google penalizes non-unique content? Also how does that work with plagiarism, they do link back to the websites they took the articles from.
     
  2. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    google will show you the nearest source for your search query

    basically if you live in chicago and both the tribune and ny times have the same content, it will show you the chicago tribune first
     
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  3. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Duplicate content = same content on multiple pages of your 1 single website
    Syndicated content = content copied and pasted from one site to another..

    While I know duplicate content is supposed to be penalised, I'm not sure about the other one..

    Anyway for the past year I was ranking a website in top 5 for main keyword and there were about 2000 pages (products) and 3-4 different descriptions only, so loads of duplicate content
     
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  4. Qyntius

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    I did not know this, thanks. I was just wondering because everyone is preaching unique content, but I see a lot of websites using only syndicated content.
     
  5. MadStacks

    MadStacks BANNED BANNED

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    Those guys are talking about unique content on one particular website. Google could not possibly penalize for duplicate
    news across several websites since everyone covers the same story.
     
  6. benarata

    benarata Junior Member

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    RSS news feeds are ok with gog if the tie into your content.