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#1 doogie88


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Posted 21 February 2009 - 02:34 PM

Quick qustion, I searched and can't seem to find the answer.
If two or more sites have the same article, who gets the better rank?
The better quality site? ie links coming in, etc
The site that put the article up first?

I remember, I think Jill, saying the best quality site will be ranked highest, but I thought I also read recently, that whichever google spiders first, is considered the first?

Thank you.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 02:56 PM

Nobody but Google can answer that question, Doogie. But you can take a look and see what happens when you search for a particular article.

For instance, when I search for Jill's article, "When Google Fails, It's SearchWiki to the Rescue!" (with quotes) HighRankings.com comes up first. Is that because she published it first? Because it's her article? Because HR is a better quality site than the others?

2nd is www.isedb.com and then www.sphinn.com. Is ISEDB a better quality site than Sphinn?

I searched for my article "Article Distribution vs. Guest Blogging: Is There a Difference?" which Jill published in her newsletter and on her site first and I published on my blog the very same day it came out in the [url=http://www.highrankings.com/newsletter]High Rankings Advisor[/url]. The entire top 10 is filled with sites other than mine or Jill's. First is site-reference.com then promotionworld and sitepronews. Same questions as above.

This goes on throughout Google's top 30 or 40 depending on which article you research.

PageRank is all over the place so it does go strictly according to that. There are so many elements that go into a decision about which page ranks above another that only Google can say for certain... and their not saying lol.gif

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:49 PM

Thank you very much.

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