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How many times can an article be posted before it is no longer considered "unique"?

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  1. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    Content is king apparently, and the more unique content you add to your website, the more authority your site has in Google's eyes, and the higher the chances of ranking higher. However it can't just be any content, the content has to be unique and copyscape passed - not found anywhere else.

    How true is this? Let's say I write up a 100% original 500 word article and post it on 4 different websites at once. Is it no longer unique to Google since it's on 4 websites? What about 2 websites? What about 8? Where exactly is the line drawn in Google's eyes where your content is no longer unique. Does the order in which the content is indexed matter? For example, if I post the article on one website and it gets indexed, and then post it on 3 other websites a month later, does the power from the first original website get lost? I'm just trying to understand how all of this works.

    The part that makes me skeptical to all of this is the fact that I've kept a blog for one of my clients (he's a local plumber) for over a year. I would post about 8 UNORIGINAL articles per month (client knew this and was fine with it). I would just copy plumbing related articles and news from plumbing websites, post it in Wordpress with a featured image, and add the source at the bottom. After about 4 months, the website's traffic DOUBLED from around 150 visitors per month to around 300 visitors per month. I thought everything had to be unique? Can someone please help me understand all of this?
     
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    1 time........lol
     
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    1 time as soon as its indexed on google thats it it would be classed as duplicate.
     
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    how much does 8 pounds of paper weigh?
     
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    That's a hard one. Can I convert pounds to Kilograms? It's easier for me that way.
     
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    What you are doing is similar to auto blogging, only that you are obtaining the articles manually. Google has an update called Panda that punishes sites largely made up of duplicate and thin content, so your site is at risk of getting penalised.
     
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    Somebody is paying you for this? Post a picture of a Cat and you will treble the traffic.
     
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    Common sense it something that isn't used these days, I presume.
     
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    Yep. They are paying me monthly for this. I doubled their website traffic and I am making them a ton of money by doing this. So apparently the content doesn't have to be "unique".
     
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    Perhaps I should have used the word "rare" instead of unique since unique implies one time. My question is does the rarity of the post matter. Does an article hold more value if it is posted on 4 different websites as opposed to 400 different websites. Or as long as it is posted more than once does it lose all its value.

    Also what about the first website that posted the article? Are they just fucked once everyone else copies them?
     
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    Your website sucks Yoshi
     
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    Not true, Google doesn't give a crap about dup content, don't belief me do this test

    Create one article for a local company and only change the city

    So when you have 500 cities you will have 500 articles that are 98% the same

    Post them on a cheap .info

    Do your normal backlinking, i find that tiered linking works great, use a lot of interlinking

    Wait 3/4 weeks and see how many page one spots you will have

    Don't belief the people here because most of the people are n00bs themselves that have never done a test in their life

    Always be testing!!!!





     
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    Exactly, I have been doing something similar for over a year with no penalty. Only good results. Then when I make a thread trying to tell people and get feedback everyone tries to make me look stupid. Actually they just like agreeing with the first few responses in the thread - usually that's how it goes. If the first few responses were positive, all the ones following would be positive.
     
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    I did, that's how I got the links for you. My reply was unique as nobody else had posted the same thing.

    Have you ever thought that you might be able to quadruple the traffic and make them a shit load more money by using unique quality articles? No disrespect but going from 150 to 300 visitors a month is a piece of piss.
     
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    ^^^ This.

    So your traffic went up from 5 visitors a day to 10 visitors.

    This is more likely due to an algorithm tweak in favor of your site than your strategy.
     
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    Not at all. This isn't an Internet marketing venture where I'm focusing on PPC or PPA or any of that bullshit for pennies. This is a plumbing company. An average customer is worth at least $600 dollars for a one time service. This doesn't even count repeat visitors from that new customer over the years as well as referrals from that customer.

    150 more visitors per month? Say the conversion rate is 4%. That's about 6 new customers per month. 6 x $600 is $3,600 return on investment per month. Again, not counting repeat calls or referrals or the occasional large commercial project that I get them worth thousands and thousands. I have call tracking set up on their website and the phone recordings to back this up. We listen to everything. How many more visitors do you want me to get this guy? There's only so many people in the local area looking for plumbers. Outside of a certain distance, the customers look for a plumber closer to their area.

    150 extra visits per month is far from a "piece of piss"

    Here is the traffic over the past year from my efforts:

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    ^ read my reply above. It was not due to an algorithm tweak because it happened slowly and steadily. Viewing Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools, the extra traffic came from long tail keywords from within the blog posts I was adding - even though they were not "unique"

    I thought the SEO world was about sharing tips and tricks and strategies. There is no 100% blueprint otherwise everyone would follow it. I'm here showing you guys that what is not traditionally accepted as a good practice is working and everyone's being stubborn.
     
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