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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:36 AM
If i put some duplicate content in a modified way from one site to another... does it going to effect my ranking or my site in any way.....
Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:30 AM
Do they always catch everything? No.
Is the part of the content you didn't modify going to still be considered duplicate? Maybe.
Will it affect your rankings? Maybe not.
Oh wait... seems like heard this before. Ooo! Deja Vu!
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:16 PM
Actually, Karon, not to be snarky, but the engines don't have duplicate content penalties. They DO filter out some duplicate content, however.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:33 PM
Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:07 PM
hmm.. what are the legal ramifications of copying another websites content? is anybody a guru on internet law? does such a guru exist in this rapidly changing environment??? When I think about it... doesn't Google cache every website in their search engine?
Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:01 PM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:09 AM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:16 AM
Not exactly a new thing in Internet years NissanMods. It's illegal and can get you in all sorts of trouble. A search for DMCA or Digital Millennium Copyright Act should turn up all kinds of documents for you. The engines will remove pages and sometimes whole sites if someone files a valid DMCA complaint. Hosts have been known to disable entire sites if they get one valid complaint.
No, the search engines don't have feelings.
Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:41 AM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:45 PM
Now its not clear where the talk is going. Its very simple, if created or modified content passes copyscape.com and few other online plagiarism checkers then there is no way that search engines can penalize or ban your site.
Just make sure that created or modified content clears copyscape without any hits!!
Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:07 PM
However, they most certainly can penalize or ban your site even if it apparently has not copied anyone according to Copyscape or another online plagiarism detector. This is because Copyscape et. al. are not the final authority on what is copyright and what is not -- and they can only detect text content that's online. If the text has been published only in hardcopy format, or if it's a photograph (which are also covered by copyright law), Copyscape isn't going to know about it.
"Modified" content doesn't get you off the hook, either. You might want to check copyright law on "derivative works" for more information.
If someone in the USA who holds a valid copyright on a creative work discovers someone else using without authorization that work "as is" or a derivative work based on their original creation, and files a valid, documented DMCA complaint with the search engines, the SEs will remove at least the offending item -- and sometimes the entire website -- from their index. If the author also files a DMCA complaint with the offender's ISP, the ISP may take the entire website down. If they're feeling generous, the ISP might give the offender a chance to take down the offending item first, but they aren't required to do so, and some don't.
Bottom line, the best ways to avoid copyright issues are:
- Create your own original content whenever possible. This is almost always preferable to simply regurgitating content that's probably already available in a zillion other places online.
- If you need more/better content than what you can create yourself, hire someone else to write original content for you. Just make sure they're honest and are writing original stuff for you, not simply (ahem) "borrowing" content from elsewhere and claiming it as their own.
- Make sure you have explicit permission to use anyone else's materials (and if they've imposed conditions on your use -- such as linking to their site or including a standard "credit" block at the end -- make sure you obey those conditions fully)
Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:44 AM
I have a better idea.
NEVER ever modify other people's content. That's never acceptable.
Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:27 PM
Now, the problem with this is sometimes you must weave and stitch and it's not sinister. For example, if you have an ecommerce site that has a US version and a UK or Canadian version, you must have unique product descriptions for each site that are different enough so they don't compete against each other and one gets filtered. So you have to modify the product descriptions in the same language for each sister site (translated text is not a problem).
Same with stock product descriptions from manufacturers. Essentially you have to weave and stitch it to make it your own. So the problem is if search engines now look for slightly varied versions of articles and other content, it could wipe out legitimate alterations.
There is also software that changes articles that you scrape (I'm not endorsing this). I've noticed some of my articles have appeared on others' sites with certain words changed in an attempt to make it unique. Grr.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:30 PM
So Google uses the same algorithm as Copyscape?
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