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Trying to help a client but has a lot of duplicate content

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SonOfMan, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. SonOfMan

    SonOfMan Registered Member

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    I am trying to help a client just boost their rankings and organic reach, but for the longest time they will just copy and paste like a top ten list from a page and use it in a blog post.
    Should I go back through and just delete the copied lists, will that be enough? What kind of damage would this have done in the eyes of google? It is a pretty competitve niche. Thanks for any advice I am still a little new at this. Is the damage done and should I just leave it and go after social instead?
     
  2. deal with it

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    "pretty competitve niche"

    and doing what you are trying to do is not going to help which is content.
    So just leave it and drive traffic from fb ads. As it is competitive niche, try to charge high amount from him and put those money for fb ads. may be it can work.
     
  3. Nargil

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    Disregard the advice about FB ads, that's completely off topic. Yes, social presence is good, but rather than FB ads, try to drive traffic via fanpages, IF the niche is at least somehow interesting. Still, social marketing is important part of every brand, so that's a must.

    But back to SEO. Duplicate content may not be that catastrophic. Just imagine a new article about Kim Cuntdashian cheating on Kanye East. How many times would this article be posted on various forums/news sites and god knows where else? Even authoritative and renown tabloid news sites would pretty much share the article in its entirety. This is called content syndication and you can find information on that pretty much everywhere online. I don't want to say now, that your content is syndicated, which it obviously isn't, just mentioning that duplicate content may not be a catastrophy after all.

    I do not know what kind of keywords you want to target or what percentage of the website is duplicate. If the site isn't penalized and the percentage of the duplicate content isn't that significant, I would probably keep the duplicate content where it is and continue ranking the NON-duplicate content for the desired keywords. But this is a highly subjective topic.
     
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  4. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    lol @ hiring an "SEO" for your site for cheap and this is what you get!

    Duplicate content in and of itself is not necessarily bad. A strong site that users prefer can rank above the original content creator. However, being sloppy about the blog and just copying whatever and posting it on the site is probably not doing it any favors. It's likely not the crux of the problem though.
     
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    Simply step forward to change the duplicate content (no hurry, you can do that on your own pace). Keep pinging the content once you change/ edit it. As far as the competition is concerned, you need to come up with an absolute strategy. Get some high quality authority backinks to improve the authority of your client's website. A combination of web2.0 and authority links from your niche can make anything thing happen. All that matters is SEO base of your website.