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Will this hurt?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by chizzle, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. chizzle

    chizzle Newbie

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    I'm wondering if this would affect rating and/or count as duplicate content:
    if website/page is for example "5 great graphic design programs" and you post those 5 programs there with description to them copied to the letter from the official websites
     
  2. soulcollector

    soulcollector Senior Member

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    If its already indexed by Google then yes.
     
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    lion1978 Junior Member

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    It will count as duplicate content, and so what?
    there is no duplicate content penalty in big G, big G tries to figure out witch result is the most relevant for the searcher and displays that.
    Most webshops has the same product description that they got from the manufatur and they all rank, if you want to rank at the top you just gotta make google see your content as more relevant
     
  5. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    If a user is going to find it useful then sure do it. But you should probably add a rel="canonical", I think?
     
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    prabhunexevo Newbie

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    yes google thought will be duplicate content of your website low traffic..so rearrange or jumble the words
     
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    Adam Xtubeage Junior Member

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    It is for sure duplicate as this content has already been indexed by google in a different website which has higher rank then your website. If your wish to bypass this, then create/add something different inside the content which is new and unique then google will take your post as new/unique to index..:)

    Hope this helps..:)

    Regards,
     
  8. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    Yes; that will hurt !
     
  9. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    You may feel a slight stinging sensation in your anal cavity but try to concentrate on something else.
     
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  10. fredfred547

    fredfred547 Power Member

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    LOL this is just wrong. There 100% IS a duplicate content penalty and people get hit with it all the time. Not sure where you got your information but this is totally and completely wrong.
     
  11. hydrix95

    hydrix95 Newbie

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    why do people think that google hasn't thought of this and isn't hunting for your lazy blackhat hides
     
  12. BigBangTheory

    BigBangTheory Regular Member

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    Yes but just go to your happy place and try to think of unicorns and rainbows.
     
  13. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That entire duplicate content issue confuses many members on this forum.

    • Some members say that there is no duplicate content penalty at all.
    • Some members think the duplicate content penalty is the same as the pure spam penalty.
    • Some members think even having 1 duplicate sentence on your site is grounds for a penalty.

    While the Duplicate Content section in the Search Console help page doesn't ever refer to a duplicate content penalty directly, it does allude to some action in the form of a pure spam penalty from a manual review ("However, if our review indicated that you engaged in deceptive practices and your site has been removed from our search results, review your site carefully") being taken against websites with malicious duplicate content.

    Anyway, please refer to the posts below.
     
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  14. KHer0

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    Don't ever add this tag unless it's for another page that belongs to you

    It works like 301 redirect but on pages scale. It will move all the juice from your page to the other one. I don't think you want t sacrifice your ranking for another website, do you ?
     
  15. chizzle

    chizzle Newbie

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    I want to clarify that in my example the page doesn?t just copy another website. It copies 5 different descriptions, from 5 different websites, on 5 different programs.
    My question might be harder than it seems. Because if you think about it, every word would be ?duplicate content? if google crawl bots, for example, didn?t have some kind of same word count measurement/placement. But I have no idea how they work. I?m more interested if they are smart enough to find 5 different blocks of text on my website, and decide that it is copied, and drain my page deep in search engine results because of that. and what if it is not 5 blocks, if it?s 10, at which point the drowning begins
     
  16. misteryou.

    misteryou. Power Member

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    thanks for clarification man, i was wondering what people are smokIng here xD
     
  17. Darknight21

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    some real great info there, Thanks buddy
     
  18. sweetiepee

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    Really good to know thanks!
     
  19. 7th Sense

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    Yeah that will hurt your site sure...
     
  20. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Yeah, OP was talking about duplicate content on his own site. So would you use the rel=canonical if you get a snippet of blog content for the /blog page and add the tag to the 'read more' link?