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Understanding duplicate content and guest posting?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Say you make a blog post about something, and then you share that information on other blogs guest posting, or on forums etc, wouldn't that be duplicate content? Or does it not affect you because it was posted on your site first or something?
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

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    There are many ways to share the same information.

    If you mean posting the exact same copy, then yes that would be duplicate content but there isn't necessarily a penalty associated with this.

    If you post it on your site and it gets indexed first, usually you will be the one that gets the credit for it. Other copies of the same article found in other places will get thrown into the Supplemental index.
     
  3. geniusenterprise

    geniusenterprise Registered Member

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    there was a recent video by Matt Cutts saying that duplicate content is not a problem as long it's not spam or blatantly plagiarized. He also mentioned that around 30% of the content in Google is duplicate, something along those lines.
     
  4. Goofygoober

    Goofygoober Newbie

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    So would adding small changes actually complicate things by having multiple articles competing for indexing, with them all being roughly the exact same text?
     
  5. goosefrabah

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    If your content is being duplicated and your original content was indexed first, it will be a great source of traffic for you. Like others have said, Matt Cutts has confirmed that it is okay to have content duplicated across the web. Every major resource is bound to link to sources at some point or another.
     
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    cwb528464 Newbie

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    There are many misunderstanding about the duplicate content and duplicate PAGE. They are not the same thing. It is so clear that the duplicate content is that the content around 70% same will be considered copy. But the Duplicate Page is the meaning that use the SAME HTML way to show the content. So here is the theory about it. Some websites owner scrape the same content to build the website, but google still index them, WHy this happen. Cuz the basic theory is , google read the page use the HTML way, and you can use different way show the same content.
     
  7. Sky Tiger

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    As long as your content is published on your site first, Google search engine will recognise the content to be originated from your site. Nonetheless, if you go on and post some of the exact contents on guest posting and forum, then it will be considered duplicate contents. Hope this clear your doubts.
     
  8. Husbarn

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    But if you publish the same content on other sites and you're going to include your link into that content, isn't this can be bad for you too, since you'll get a backlink from the page with a duplicate content?
     
  9. BuildMoreLinks

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    why would you want to post exactly same copy of your blog post on forums or even on guest posts? even if you do that the other sites on which you post will be linking to your page and will be thrown into supplemental index!

    Check the press release and celebrity news sites, their content is syndicated like crazy.
     
  10. abzonter

    abzonter Newbie

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    Duplicate content only count if found on same domain. Same content find on other domains does not get any penalty.
     
  11. Husbarn

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    You are a true "expert" in here...
     
  12. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Hmm.. It's hard to read people on these forums lol Everyone seems to have a different opinion. But are you saying that to be sarcastic? It's lame of me.. but I can't tell haha
     
  13. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    No he really is an "expert" :p
     
  14. samiejg

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    Oh man you guys are trolls... haha
     
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    Anything what is published on 2 or more platforms will be considered as a duplicate content.
     
  16. MaximumAchievement

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    Hi,
    Share the information that you have published some thing in your blog and invite user to have look.Duplicate is the same content as you published in your blog.
     
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    It may not considered as duplicate content until you post appropriate comments providing backlinks to your page too. Quality content matters a lot.