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Someone Had The Balls To Ask . . .

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by alrightythan, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. alrightythan

    alrightythan Junior Member

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    I have a client who has tons of duplicate content. I said you need to remove it immediately or replace it with unique content.

    His reply was 'I've had unique content our our blog for 8 months and we get hardly any traffic from it, why should I invest in more unique content?".

    Blog is in a subfolder by the way . . . mysite dot com/blog

    What should mine (Or your response be?).

    Thx!
     
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    That's just lazy. I wouldn't even deal with that. I'd kick him to the curb.

    But since you asked: I'd tell him if he left the duplicate content up his rankings wouldn't be as strong as they could be. You can do the work with the duplicate content all over his site, but it'd basically be like throwing money down the drain.

    Then get him to sign a contract saying you're not responsible for a lack of rankings because he refuses to listen to your advice.

    Now go about your business because you've got a free paycheck coming in from some dope who probably shouldn't be running a business in the first place.
     
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  4. alrightythan

    alrightythan Junior Member

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    hahah that's why I love this forum. You made my day guys especially @alwaysinvisible

    However, this guy is a good guy just has no clue on SEO.

    I can handle the dupe issue but what would be a nice professional way of answering this question by him:

    "I've had unique content our our blog for 8 months and we get hardly any traffic from it, why should I invest in more unique content?"

    Now I would say is:

    "Well a blog is not suppose to create traffic. It's suppose to create "authority". Authority in turn, brings you the traffic. After Google starts to pick up relevant unique content, combined with ongoing quality backlinks, you rankings begin to increase. This usually starts to show for the KWs on your homepage / first level pages (Depends on the on-page optimization). Overtime, the blog posts will start sending some traffic too but well but that's not why a blog is created".

    What do guys think?
     
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    Sounds good to me.

    We'll call my advice plan B.

     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That is what I would be doing although @alwaysinvisible's idea is much more fun.
     
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