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Is copyscape a sure thing?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I just payed someone to manually spin some articles for me about a movie. He said afterwards that it was not passing copyscape because of the name of the movie. However, he would using the exact movie name in the title of the article, and after getting him to remove it (because I plan on having something different), it started passing copyscape.

    My question is... is copyscape 100%? Like if I were to get a match on copyscape, does that mean Google is definitily going to have an issue with it? And vise-versa, say if copyscape said it was fine, but Google could possibly not like it?
     
  2. Aluminium

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    That's weird, I always thought copyscape was rather on-point with stuff like that... not quite sure how Google would take content if it had something related. Maybe just a "false-flag"?

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  3. seoau

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    Hi Samiejg,

    Copyscape uses 3 words fragments to detect if pages are similiar hence the movie title, however Google most likely use something a bit more sophisticated. Copyscape is a good indicator to help determine if the content is duplicated. If not it increases the chances that it would be index and given more authority in Google's eyes then something that's duplicated.

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    If the name of the title doesn't pass Copyscape you could use a free uniquifier (from content boss) just for the name of the movie if you are using html coding.
     
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  4. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    Copyscape and google are two absolutely different things, so you may pass copyscape and have issues with google and vice versa. Also look out - there's a neat trick to pass a copyscape. You may replace latin characters with cyrillic which look the same but in fact they are different. Such text will pass copyscape but google will absolutely loathe it.
     
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    doubt they'll have an issue with it honestly. it's none of their buisness . it's not their content.

    but google can do ANYTHING so i'm not sure. :)
     
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    Well the best way to see if Google has already "seen an article", is to do some quotation searches of paragraphs.

    Then again, I really think that manually spun content should have 0 results for any para's in quotes, as that's the whole point of doing it manually.

    Do a test, right an article (200-400 words), manually spin it, stick it in copyscape.

    You soon work out when someone has actually spun it, or cut corners, there are a few providers here I have had trouble with for that.

    FPS