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Trying to understand the duplicate content penalty

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnstac, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. johnstac

    johnstac Newbie

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    If duplicate content is such a big issue then why do people submit the same article to different places? Are you suppose to spin it and submit to each site. I get the impression that you guys submit the same article to many places, then spin and submit to many more places. Just wondering how duplicate content affects this process.
     
  2. nougattrout

    nougattrout Junior Member

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    Duplicate content ONLY matters for indexing. So, google will not index two copies of the same content. For backlinking, it is highly debated but most agree that there is little penalty.
     
  3. Macko

    Macko Newbie

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    I don't get it either, I just shout PR with PR web service and G already index 400 pages (same content) see some traffic coming already
     
  4. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    If google won't index the dupe copies, how will it give us the link juice from those?
     
  5. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    what if you take a article spin it and submit it to one article directory
    will it get indexed?
     
  6. mrdexter

    mrdexter Junior Member

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    I disagree. Google doesn't like you having the same content several times on your own site (they'd even prefer you to remove pdf versions of the same page from the index if possible - although won't penalise you for not doing).

    When duplicate content exists they will make the decision at the time of the search which version should rank higher.

    I have an auto blog which publishes news from a well know site, word for word, and articles are indexed and present, although not ranking as high as the original highly respected site.