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What is Duplicate content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zamba, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. zamba

    zamba Newbie

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    Hi,
    I wanted to make clear picture what is a Duplicate content and what's not...
    I see many are telling we should avoid all duplicate content like a fire ( I'm talking about article marketing - article directories, web 2.0 , press releases, etc) , but some teachers stress that duplicate content penalty is only about on-site content ( it may mean putting no-index, no crawl to all categories and tags, archives?)
    So, where is the truth - I should spin everything, everything what I want to publish for backlinks or it's not so much necessary?
     
  2. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    duplicate content is literatly what it says - content that exists on another website.

    a good rule of thumb i follow is that i never put spun content on my money site.. Just write (or pay someone to) articles.

    Well spun content can be used for 2.0's articles etc etc..

    if you want to check if your content is duplicate use http://www.copyscape.com
     
  3. jimmyn

    jimmyn Junior Member

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    The same content on different sites is natural, but the search will show the most authoritative site for that content.

    Worry more about duplicate content on your own site, not across different sites.
     
  4. zamba

    zamba Newbie

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    thanks for responses, I'm not sure if you did read my post...

    Of course, Duplicate is - duplicate, but what it means in article marketing....

    Is it ok to post duplicate on web2.0 etc....or google will not index and count them, because of duplicate?!
     
  5. jimmyn

    jimmyn Junior Member

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    On multiple web 2.0 this probably applies:

    ".........However, in some cases, content is deliberately duplicated across domains in an attempt to manipulate search engine rankings or win more traffic. Deceptive practices like this can result in a poor user experience, when a visitor sees substantially the same content repeated within a set of search results...."
     
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    midnight_focus Power Member

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    Duplicate content penalty is when the same content is present in more than one page within the same website

    When doing article marketing it is always a good sense to spin your article not to avoid penalizing your website. BUT to avoid google devaluing your backlinks.
    when the same article is posted on hundreds of website with the same backlink and anchor to your website it will be a huge footprint for unusual backlinks.
     
  7. kash286

    kash286 Newbie

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    According to Google

    Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar. Mostly, this is not deceptive in origin. Examples of non-malicious duplicate content could include:

    • Discussion forums that can generate both regular and stripped-down pages targeted at mobile devices
    • Store items shown or linked via multiple distinct URLs
    • Printer-only versions of web pages
    Regards
    Kash
     
  8. jimmyn

    jimmyn Junior Member

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    This.
     
  9. CubanCohibas

    CubanCohibas Registered Member

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    You shouldn't have any duplicate content on your money site.

    Really, you shouldn't use duplicate content anywhere. Google is going to pick the more authoritative site in most cases, thus making everywhere else you posted the same information not worth the time. Spin the article and let the diversity help you.
     
  10. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    Then what about content syndication or article baiting i have seen some one taking my article from the article directory and posting it to the website With the link ofcourse to my website and still ranking in google and also higher than that of article directory for the chosen keyword. Since he has took the article from the article dirctory and posted the content in his website makes it a duplicate content. So i think duplicate content is a myth or somthing difficult to explain , Even i have seen copied content form article directory posted in website still ranking with out giving proper credits .
     
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  11. Kymon

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    I think Google refers to dupe content as more
    to do with content on your site as opposed
    to content from other sites...
     
  12. Nemizr

    Nemizr Regular Member

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    You can read an article and re-write it I believe, that'd make two different articles about the same subject, yet from same sources. Not duplicate, but not much work either.
     
  13. zamba

    zamba Newbie

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    Thanks,
    I think there is no question about original content on money site, just about rewriting my own content for syndication....
    But I see most say it is still better to spun...
     
  14. TrulyReal

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    I've heard of some marketers using spun content for getting the Search Engine bots to index more of their site and making them rank higher. Generally speaking I believe that having unique content is the best and with spun content it is rather hit or miss. If it is truly good spun content then it can help with your rankings.

    I've also heard that Google will more or less know when you are using duplicate content because it will have a record of when content first was indexed. So if you are the second, third etc website that list the content then they will pretty much see it as junk and rank it accordingly.
     
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