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Newbie question - what constitutes duplicate content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Tzume, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Tzume

    Tzume Newbie

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    If I have a website that has a blog and I set up a .Wordpress blog with the same blog posts as my website and put links in to my website, is that considered duplicate content and get penalized by Google?

    I'm sorry if this is basic but I'm starting to get confused about duplicate content.

    Thank you.
     
  2. JoeMongan

    JoeMongan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The content needs to be unique from your website when you make web 2.0 links which is basically what
    you're doing. Wordpress is very picky about the content on its blogs so be careful to include a lengthy article with decent content.

    -RK
     
  3. aftabkhatri1

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    when i create my thread?
     
  4. ContentWriter

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    Let me answer your question by giving you a scenario.

    If Website X's content got indexed before the same content you posted on Websites Y and Z, then, the content of Websites Y and Z is considered duplicate.
     
  5. Beven

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    As iPresenceBiz pointed out, whichever content was indexed second will be considered duplicate.

    Not necessarily dangerous though.
     
  6. grim111

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    Yes this is called duplicate content. Why do you need blog with same content that you have on your main site?
     
  7. pahosa

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    In my understanding, whoever gets to post the original content first, the rest are considered duplicates. Try to make different variations for your content. What you're planning is duplicate content.
     
  8. ContentWriter

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    Actually, whichever post gets indexed first will be marked as the original content.
     
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    I thought "duplicate content" means having same content in the same domain.

    If it is from a different domain, then it is called "syndicated content".

    Correct me if im wrong.
     
  10. ContentWriter

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    In the latter years, IMers have coined the term "syndicated content".
    But I believe they have come up with this terminology just to console themselves and other IMers every time they see their content copied by someone else.

    So, instead of crying your heart out by saying, "Damn, my content was copied. Huhuhu", it'll make the "victim" less angry and less stressed by saying, "Alright, okay, fine, whatever. I won't ruin my day today. My content wasn't copied, just syndicated. Now, let me go back to what I'm doing."

    What do you gals and guys think?
     
  11. Techxan

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    usong is right.

    While Google considers all of it as duplicate content, they only penalize it when it is duplicated on the same domain.

    But wait, there is more:

    To confuse the issue, Google has indicated that it considers a site to be of poor quality if it has a lot of content from other sites, and these sites incur a poor quality penalty not a duplicate content penalty. You may not think they are different but they are.

    This means that a quality site can quote or copy content from another site and get away with it, but a poor quality site will probably be penalized for the same behavior. YouTube and Pinterest are sites that you see this in effect with. These are quality sites even though a majority of the content exists somewhere else on the Internet and is obviously what most people consider duplicated content.

    Google considers a site a quality site if it offers the searcher something worthwhile for going there. If your site has the same thing on it as other sites in the niche, your site will automatically be considered as poorer quality than one that has original content. Why should Google send someone to your site if there are other sites that already say the same thing you do?
     
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