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Google Directory Vs. Dmoz
Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:47 PM
If this is true, sites with exactly duplicate content will not be considered spam or be penalized 'cause Google directory is really the duplicate of dmoz.
Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:16 PM
Directory using another directory as feed is another matter alltogether.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:00 AM
No it won't.
Exactly duplicate content will be considered as spam.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 02:01 AM
Basically its not worth adddin duplicate content unless there is some specific legitimate reason.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 02:38 AM
Posted 02 April 2004 - 10:27 AM
it's not 100% out of question, if Yahoo and MSN decide to provide directory using dmoz.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 10:52 AM
What happens when Google finds duplicate content is that it filters out all but the "most important for that specific search term" of the duplicate files from the batch it's found. So, the trick, when trying to get syndicated content to rank in Google is not just to get it rank well for the term, but to also get it to rank #1 amongst the set of pages that are also running the same content on their site. In many cases, no one is particularly good at SEO (or the page just isn't very relevant to that term) and it'll appear deeper in the listings and your job is easier. But, if the page is relevant to the term, then you have to be that much more relevant.
So, if the content on the pages are (virtually) the same, how do you get them to rank better? Well, there's lots you can do.
-A good page title is a start.
-Get the page's PR up. Sure, we talk about how PR has been devalued over the years, it's the penultimate tie breaker and duplicate content equates to a tie.
-Having links to other pages within your site (or other sites) to other related articles is good. The links will likely have similar keywords and won't be on the other pages. It'll stand out.
-Have a killer site structure that lends to themes and concepts. more info on Site Structure
Those four things will give you a good start. There are lots more things you can do, as well. Just remember, it's not a penalty, it's a challenge.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 11:29 PM
Google directory is really the duplicate of dmoz.
Um, I really have to disagree with the above as I feel it needs some clarifying.
Google, through its bots, has many sites that are not listed in dmoz, so it is not a duplicate of dmoz. While Google does take the rdf dump from dmoz, the directories are independent of each other.
The biggest difference is that dmoz is the only directory where editors actually review a site by looking at the site and determining if there is unique content, and then providing an impartial description of the site.
Ok, off the soapbox now
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