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Duplicate content vs Original - matters?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smolodoys, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    Duplicate content vs Original - matters? Posting in on your site? Please speak from experience, thank you!
     
  2. hoodkist

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    If it's for my money site it should always be 100 percent unique if it's just for tiering it should be at least 60 percent unique and yes it matters don't go the half ass route when it comes to your money site that's all there is two it. Your money site is your investment thats why it's called the money site
     
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  3. fanthomas

    fanthomas Registered Member

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    Here is a paragraph copied from a wikipedia article, and below are ways I can post it to avoid duplicate content.
    Dik-diks, named for the sound they make when alarmed, are small antelopes of the Genus Madoqua that live in the bush of southern and eastern Africa. Dik-diks stand 30-40 cm at the shoulder and weigh 3-5 kg, making them the smallest of the ruminant species. They have an elongated snout and a soft coat that is grey or brownish above and white below. The hair on the crown forms an upright tuft that sometimes partially conceals the short, ringed horns of the male.
    1. USE DIFFERENT HEADINGS
    <h1>DIK DIKS</h1>
    Dik-diks, named for the sound they make when alarmed, are small antelopes of the Genus Madoqua that live in the bush of southern and eastern Africa.
    <h2>SECOND HEADONG</h2>
    Dik-diks stand 30-40 cm at the shoulder and weigh 3-5 kg, making them the smallest of the ruminant species.
    2. USE BULLETED LISTS

    • Dik-diks, named for the sound they make when alarmed, are small antelopes
    • Dik-diks stand 30-40 cm at the shoulder and weigh 3-5 kg
    3. SIMULATE A CHAT LOG
    Jim: Dik-diks, named for the sound they make when alarmed, are small antelopes
    Todd: Dik-diks stand 30-40 cm at the shoulder and weigh 3-5 kg
    Now those are just a few examples off the top of my head, but if you can simple change up the formatting every few sentences, then you should have nothing to worry about. If you can add content to it, or re-word it, then even better.
     
  4. Waxler

    Waxler Registered Member

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    Well I used all unique content on my pages and then posted a few hundred on PLR articles + 1 unique article which is also shown on home and I didn't see any big difference. Now I go for unique only because it's less work and it looks nicer.
     
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    no difference unless your trying to promote an authority site. Even then theres stories on here of peeps running full dupe content sites with no issues...
     
  6. Cad01

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    Hi, i allways use unique content on my money sites and spun content on my web2.0, it works for me.
     
  7. desfigurel

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    Obviously original is better than duplicate...however I still see one of my autoblogs going strong with thousands of indexed pages, for a few months now...in these G Panda days I fully expected it to get de-indexed quickly.
     
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    my basic thought is this...

    Say you have two sites that rank exactly the same with duplicate content. I believe that G will put the site that was indexed first above the one that copied the content because it sees the first one as orig content. But, I also believe that if the first site to be indexed is not SEO'ed correctly and has fewer backlinks then G will put the other site above it even though it was published/indexed at a later date with the same content.

    There is probably a formula G uses to express how much the first site indexed with content should weigh and when the other copy sites SEO and backlinks outweigh it, it will go to the top.

    Simple test. Make a site on some extremly obscure keyword thats very easy to rank for and put orig content on it, don't do any seo or backlinking. Get it indexed. The next day build an exact copy of that site but SEO it well and backlink it properly. You will see very quickly if I'm right or not.

    p.s. unless you're inventing new words for the english language there is no way to have 100% unique content. Probably not even 90%. 60% is worth aiming for. The most important thing is to make sure the first paragraph is not the same in either words, sentences, or general layout.
     
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  9. peerless2acme

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    Depends for what purpose you are using the content. If the website is your source of income, then please ensure that you are using high quality and unique content. Otherwise, it does not matter much.
     
  10. piranh

    piranh Newbie

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    I would like to say google article boat, which looks like roll backed by google, will make difference otherwise quality of the content is matter not uniqueness.

    Like if I search a keyword and I find your site in top page with very good articles, I will not care or search google if the article is unique or not or it is written by you or not. But I will give my time to your site and would like to check your site again. But if the google is creating policy against the sites which do not have any unique articles then it may create the problem. Google was doing it but it looks like its rolled back, safer side is quality with some spin and not to violet copyright:)



    Regards
     
  11. Typlo

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    Too much duplicate content is bad. If you want to copy a large amount of text (say 1-2 paragraph) from another site, use "Quote" and give a link back to the original source. Quotes aren't considered as duplicate.

    For product pages/reviews I guess, you can keep the original text but do some minor modification. Usually from my experience if a content is at least 30-40% unique, it will be indexed by google and you won't be penalized.
     
  12. pirondi

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    I tried once making 3 sites with scraped content,they started well but after 20-30 days they got sandboxed.

    But on my autorithy sites,sometimes i put scraped content (but i pick from newer sites and new articles,and i outrank them.)
     
  13. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    what if your main page has original content and then the inner pages of a health sites is all copies from like ezinearticles etc?
     
  14. chief99

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    Its always best to use unique content through out your pages if you really care about the site. The more unique it is the better chance of success if everything else is all equal.
     
  15. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    In my opinion you should start with adding unique content.

    Once the sites ranking well , you can put some duplicate content to boost the traffic.

    If you start with duplicate content, your site might rank well for somedays but than it will surely come down.