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How unique must an article be?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by scalerman, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. scalerman

    scalerman Registered Member

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    I have started researching and writing some articles for my new site. Just wondering how unique they must be. I checked the first 2 and they are both 95% unique. Is this ok or do they need to be 100% ?
     
  2. Rokebono

    Rokebono Senior Member

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    No, if it's over %95 you are ok with it but better try to provide unique value for your readers, that's what matter most.
     
  3. Kixstart

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    Usualy anything above 80% should be fine. But don't just write articles randomly, try to gain trust from your readers so they return. Don't write for Google basically.
     
  4. scalerman

    scalerman Registered Member

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    thanks for the tips regarding writing article which provide unique value and help build trust from the reader. Will definitely keep these in mind when writing. Want the reader TO STAY ON MY SITE AND VIEW MORE ARTICLES.
     
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    95% uniqueness is good.
     
  6. validseo

    validseo Power Member

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    In the early days of google... back in the 90's... I was listening in on a discussion between Google developers and some folks at NCSA at the U of I...
    the outcome of that discussion was a system could be used where the first (or last) occurrence of up to 13 consecutive words after a secret offset could be used to determine if the snippet is duplicated. There are 250000 words in the English language and 25000 are used very regularly. So the odds of someone else writing the exact same 13 digit base 25000 number are pretty astronomical... grains of sand on a beach....

    My take away, which has served me flawlessly for the entire life of google, is to make sure at least every sixth word is different. This covers the possibility of a boundary condition between two 13 word blocks from the unknown offset.

    I admit that I do not know for certain that this is the exact system they used then or now, but I would bet it is similar.

    If I were Google I would not consider stop words like "the,and,a,..." I think the easiest way to defeat such a system is to create uniqueness by only adding words... example: "the blue car" becomes "the very blue car"... saves context and readability and is easier to do than thesaurus lookups in code or in your head. Also increases your word count over the original if that matters at all.
     
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    namila007 Registered Member

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    dont bother about the uniqueness always. write your post in your style and it will be 95%++ unique :)
     
  8. lucardk

    lucardk Registered Member

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    If articles are for your money site you shouldn't be worrying about the uniqueness since the articles should be good enough to have people come back, recommend you, share your stuff, join your social media pages etc...

    If you are just rewriting what everyone else have, it won't matter how unique your Article Spinning software tells you it is, your site won't become an authority and since this is in the white hat section I'm guessing that is your goal.

    When you add content to your WHITE HAT money site don't think about Google, think about if you would have seen the content in another website would you share it would you bookmark the website to check for updates? That is the only think you should be worried about.
     
  9. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    That's how I do it ;) always add very or extremely ;D
     
  10. benarata

    benarata Junior Member

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    Copyscape 80% or better but what's more important is dose that 80% sell what you are selling.
     
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    RosuC Regular Member

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    So, based on the above said, instead of saying I love my beer to be cold - I'll say I love my beer to be very​ cold !!! - I like IT !!! :D
     
  13. benarata

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    I'm sorry, in my haste I forgot to mention for the other 20% that is not unique I use the Chicago citation format for footnotes and bibliography this gives me some really good non competitive links to both edu and library sites. I use a program to auto citation my content.
     
  14. freelanceexpert1

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    95% is enough for your site. If you want a seo friendly article then it must at least 80% unique. Not bellow 80%.