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Article Distribution and Duplicate Content Bans
Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:41 PM
Does this work?
Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:27 PM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 12:10 AM
no reason to make a buch of juxtaposed modifications. if a person can't find the first one they saw and then goes to some other one you may confuse them
Posted 12 May 2004 - 05:47 AM
I just did a test search on the title of one of mine that has been aggregated. The version on my own site comes up first, then three different sites that have picked it up show it.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:07 AM
If and when duplicate filters are applied, your version of the article should be the one that remains, as it is the "authority" for that content. You do need to find unauthorized reprints of the article (without your resource box/link) and get them to remove the article or add the appropriate credit. GoogleAlert is very useful for this- I put in the article title as a search term to track and often a snippet of the article as well (up to 10 words).
Definitely don't worry about changing things for the search engines.
Posted 24 June 2004 - 02:15 PM
At the moment I'm doing EXACTLY the same thing .
Here's what I'm doing to avoid the duplicate content penalty (ven though with the other website's navigation and page structure, it's unlikely to be deemed duplicate).
I take the article that I want to distribute, change it here and there to make it different from the original, then submit if to all of the article websites. This way my website will never be penalised for duplicate content, unless the search engines get soooooo inteligent that it is able to see that the content on other peoples website is slightly similar to my website (only 1 page each article) and see tht links are pointing to it, and determine that it originated from my website, then penalising me for it .
But lets hope that doesn't happen.
Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:23 PM
Just to be clear, there's no such thing as a duplicate content penalty.
It may appear that way if you have duplicate content, but it's simply the search engines not wanting to show a search results page full of the same exact thing. But there's no penalty involved. They simply choose to show the page that they deem the most "official" of the content.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:10 AM
we have had a site completely removed from the index. we noticed after that someone had copied 18 pages from this site , the site that had copied them from us got credited for the content and where did we go????
out of the index.......
sorry but, no dup content penalty = b**ls**t
Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:30 AM
Welcome bongo27 !
There is no duplicate penalty with Google. They do not totally remove sites simply because the content appears elsewhere. They may not rank the original site as high as it should be if they consider another site to be more important, but they don't remove from their index.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:43 AM
Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:11 AM
but then why would our site no longer be in the index.
it has disappeared and it not listed when you enter our url directly into google.
so there must be something there.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:03 PM
I didn't take this to be an admision of there being a 'duplicate content penalty'. I took it as being vague. Did he say there is such a thing?
You know what, I'll test it out myself.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:31 PM
Neither Duplicate Content nor Penalty were mentioned in Matt C's post Nicky. And he most certainly didn't say anything about a site being de-indexed because of duplication as Bongo seemed to indicate had happened.
Matt is talking about Hijacks and www/non-www results. But there are lots of other ways to end up having duplicate content.
Bottom line is that there is no such animal with Google as a Duplicate Content Penalty. (Notice the emphasis.)
That's not to say that it can't feel like a penalty to the webmaster whose site no longer ranks for the terms it used to.
Basically, when the search engines see duplicate content they try to determine which is the best version for them to show to searchers. What they don't want to do is show 97 versions of the same content just because it happens to appear on different sites. This provides no value to the searcher in their mind, which I happen to agree with.
9 times out of 10 this decision comes down to which site is considered to be the most Authoritative to the search engine. They really can't tell who wrote any content and automatically deign that version as the Origin and thus most authoritative. So they use other measurements.
It's not a Penalty. But I do agree it can feel like one. It also won't get a site de-indexed all by itself. There have to be other shady things going on to have that happen.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:35 PM
That's a very good question, Nicky. My guess would be that it's in Google's (and Matt's) best interest to allow people to continue to think there is a duplicate content penalty.
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