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

Isn't this considered duplicate content? Why is it indexed/ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ancientaliens, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. ancientaliens

    ancientaliens Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    176
    Occupation:
    Extraterrestrial
    Location:
    Scorpius Constellation
    The site in question is this:
    Code:
    http://edwincall.info/phone-number/01514200001
    Or just search any phone number on google and you'll see a ton of sites like this which are monetising with adsense..

    Basically a site with a shit ton of pages with info about phone numbers. Every page has the same page body content. These types of sites have what I understand to be duplicate content, but they have one variable different on each page which is the phone number.

    I thought duplicate content is bad for SEO or is this not considered as duplicate content by search engines?
     
  2. Y4mSolja

    Y4mSolja Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2017
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    No it isn't that's why there are many news sites that rank for duplicate contents
     
  3. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2016
    Messages:
    2,033
    Likes Received:
    449
    Gender:
    Male
    Not sure. I personally had penalty from duplicate content. At least two times. i dont know if it was manual or automatic.

    What I know is that site with more authority (but with content copied from my indexed site, for example parasite) caused the penalty (and survived it).
     
  4. ancientaliens

    ancientaliens Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    176
    Occupation:
    Extraterrestrial
    Location:
    Scorpius Constellation
    Hmm so duplicate content doesn't matter?
     
  5. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2016
    Messages:
    2,033
    Likes Received:
    449
    Gender:
    Male
    it does but we dont know why some people get away with it :p

    i have my own little trick to get away with dup content but thats probably not what the majority is using.
     
  6. Tove

    Tove Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    546
    Doesn't mean it's not gonna index. Everything can be indexed. It's just the question how long is it gonna last.
    But still, it doesn't take them much time to build these kind of sites and if they last 3 months it's worth it for them
     
  7. MuayThai

    MuayThai Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    190
    It doesn't matter, if your site has very high authority and trust ;-)
     
  8. ancientaliens

    ancientaliens Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    176
    Occupation:
    Extraterrestrial
    Location:
    Scorpius Constellation
    Yeah man 3 months worth of display ad income would be decent.. I'm guessing they have probably hundreds of thousands of pages with phone numbers scraped from a directory or something
     
  9. garyeastwood

    garyeastwood Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Ecommerce
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I guess it depends on the context... Google is getting smarter :-/