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Is this considered as duplicate content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by JamesCam, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. JamesCam

    JamesCam Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've started up a job portal in my niche and I'm wondering if I copy existing job posting on other job portals, and publish that on mine (including a link that redirects to the actual job post), is considered by Google as duplicate content? And so I would get penalized?

    At the end of the day, it would be a bit like re-blogging.

    Thanks
     
  2. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    That would be like article syndication ! Duplicate content generally means multiple version of the content under one domain ! Of course you are not going to rank high with the contents you pull from other sources. but giving the source a credit is a good thing
     
  3. JamesCam

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    Hi Mind,

    Ok, so basically it wouldn't help me to rank higher, but it shouldn't get me penalized either: correct?
     
  4. seosky

    seosky Power Member

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    Why not make some Minor changing to make it unique?
     
  5. JamesCam

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    Not a good idea. Those are job listings, I can't take responsibility for alienating them.
     
  6. Slashdot

    Slashdot Regular Member

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    You cannot outrank the job boards where you copy the content from. I'd recommend to rephrase the job postings to your site.
     
  7. JamesCam

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    Yep, I don't want to outrank them. I just don't want to get penalized. I will rank because of other unique content I have on the website.
     
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    I've read something about cross domain canonicals, not too experienced about it but I think implementing them would help avoid a penalty.
     
  9. accelerator_dd

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    As long as you are linking back, it's not duplicate, it's syndicated.

    I've seen sites scraping content outranking the original sites so I wouldn't say it's impossible.
     
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  11. JamesCam

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    Awesome, thanks Accelerator!

    Just wondering, if including a button that contains a hyperlink linking back is considered as a link-back? Or should I literally paste the full link into the job description?
     
  12. accelerator_dd

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    Doesn't matter at all. As long as there is a hyperlink, you're fine.
     
  13. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Yes right ! also you can tweak the title of the job a little to make it better. Also i think there is less competition for the keywords so you have better chances
     
  14. xenergy81

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    You can always put some additional content below the full-job descriptions, i.e. interview tips article, profiling links,etc.
    Google loves site that give 'value added' rather than just simply syndication site.
     
  15. rabbitking

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    I see no problem with this since the same person may post the same information on another website to gain more exposure for
    jobs. Does not really count as duplicate content.

    -RK
     
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    Don't copy and past the exact content, better you modify a bit and make it unique before posting...
     
  17. soda_Blez

    soda_Blez Newbie

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    Anyway use rel="nofollow" tag