1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How To Handle Duplicate Content

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Pvlman, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Pvlman

    Pvlman Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    51
    A friend of my asked me a question I couldn't answer with confidence so I would like to ask you, BHW members:)

    He has a (we could say almost authority) site and wants to publish content (no change to the actual content, it will be copy paste, probably only different H1 and metas) from other (smaller) blogs. The blog owners are OK with this and they actually want their content posted on friend's bigger site. The question is - how to handle this situation and not upset the big G? I would also like to note that G isn't the main traffic source so it doesn't have to be super-bulletproof.

    Could be done with a rel=canonical? Friend's authority site will rel=canonical to the original blog? Or use rel=author to notify G that the author is OK with the content being published elsewhere?

    Thanks
     
  2. LityUM

    LityUM Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    32
    Occupation:
    Blogger
    Location:
    Costa Rica
    Home Page:
    To be completely safe that Google doesn't penalize your friend, he need to put in a link back to the original content and then put the noindex tag in his duplicate content to prevent Google to index it.

    In that way he is "telling Google" that he is doing it for users not to manipulate SERP.

    However if he wants to rank for them, this is risky and I would recommend to give the content to a writer to rewrite it completely.

    For the canonicalization you should read this: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066

    Let's state it that the canonicalization is for the owner of the content that they want to say to Google which one is the URL to be indexed if they syndicate their contents.

    Be sure that the owner of the contents are aware and agree to be copied.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  3. gurupts13

    gurupts13 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    6
    its better to give the content to a writer to rewrite it. Or at-least use programs like TBS,Spin rewriter,chimp rewriter...etc, there are so much available. make use of it and made a manual check on it before you put it on the actual website.
     
  4. mildrendwhale

    mildrendwhale Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2014
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    30
    my web master tool sitemap in pending. what you have to suggest
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Pvlman

    Pvlman Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    51
    Awesome, this looks like the most viable way to do it. Thanks.
     
  6. Rank 360

    Rank 360 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,145
    Likes Received:
    460
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Google
    you will be penalized or the people who providing you articles will be spa**ed by this wok. Try to write a new article which are present in the sub blogs.

    In the bottom of the article give an link to the sub blogs with a keyword see more or read more. Which will be meaning full.