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Will there be a penalty for translated content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoguy81, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    I know that duplicating content will not work good for you. But does this concept also hold true when you translate content?

    Example, I have article A in english on some random site. I copy this article and translate it into swedish. If there are no swedish versions of this content, am I right in assuming that Google would treat this article as original content?
     
  2. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    Spin + translation, why not...

    I have a micro-niche where my articles are : Scraped > Spinned > Mixed > Published !
    Very well ranked.

    Beny
     
  3. PinkyX

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    Yes, you r right
     
  4. Nookie Monster

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    I don't think G's algo is geared toward translations. Just to much trouble for them. I have translated foreign copy into English with damn good results.

    Now quit outing my methods ! :)
     
  5. seoguy81

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    Well here's the issue. I use Google Translate... :confused:

    Now if Google is smart enough.. I could check it's own translate system and perhaps get rid of duplicate content?

    I don't know.. just thinking out loud!
     
  6. operaman

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    Sometimes you get alot of good and different content ideas that you can mix into your articles. Often in english we go through similar content that has turned 'mainstream', so translated content can provide some out of the box ideas :)

    That happened to me :)
     
  7. balsagoth007

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    I am using translated content from French to English, no problem so far.
     
  8. seoguy81

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    Well i guess that settles it then. Thanks guy!
     
  9. smartalex4

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    Spanish to English
    English to Spanish
    French to Spanish
    Spanish to French
    French to English
    Basically...all those combinations have and are working for me :)
     
  10. troublie

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    Just found this topic searching for "translated content" on bhw because I am having an issue and I think that's because the translated content.

    I have a WP blog that I created 2 months ago and I had 5 unique and original 400 words article optimized for my main KW. Did some backlinks and site were on #13 for quite some time. Now last week I just added 4 translated ezine articles from my niche to my WP blog and continued building backlink.

    But today my homepage vanished from google results. I have just a post on #43 but my homepage that was on #13 it is not there anymore. Articles were just translated by google translator and published, no spin at all. Is google detecting translated content? I am starting to think that yes, it is. I will continue to build backlinks and hope my site return to original position, but I do not know if will be possible without removing translated content.

    edit: all pages are indexed by google (checked using site:mysite) including my homepage.
     
  11. Victoria Seo

    Victoria Seo Junior Member

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    The translated text will be unique of course, but the problem is that usually the quality of the translation will be poor and google can notice too many grammar mistakes and think text is not for people - so you'll have to edit the translated text so it looks readable