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Duplicate Content Question

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by uffda, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. uffda

    uffda Regular Member

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    This is just a hypothetical situation but I've been wondering about it for a little while now...

    Lets say you copy an article from a website immediately after it's published, word for word, pictures and everything; 100% copy of the page. If Google crawls your page before the original source of the article, does the original page get penalized for duplicate content, or do both pages get penalized?
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    In the Duplicate Content section of the Google Webmaster Tools guide, they make a reference to a similar scenario, except with syndicated content:
    What this means is that while the pages will not necessarily be penalised, there's still a chance that the content on your website will not rank as well if Google determines that the content on the other website is more appropriate.
     
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    livapetr Regular Member

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    Noone will get penalized. But if you do it constantly to a large volume - they will finally get your ass.
     
  4. kalios

    kalios Junior Member

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    And, more than that, the site owner who is the owner of the content can easily file a DMCA take down for that page with his content on it. There could be real legal ramifications for stealing someone else's content, not just issues of duplicate content.
     
  5. Content Mario

    Content Mario Junior Member

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    Hey mate,

    Its a simple logic and easily find the copy content from google.

    Google always track the every sites and easily find which one is first published.
     
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    Tory Gane Newbie

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    Not always, google define a more trust site, as a primary source
     
  7. Yasin Rishad

    Yasin Rishad Junior Member

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    you can get lock under Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Who is having original content if he/she apply for sure you will be penalized. Does not matter it indexed or not.