Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    March 31st, 2015
    Posts
    2
    Smile What exactly is Duplicate Content according to Google?
    Hello Fellow Members,

    I would like to post a question to the community and hopefully come upon an accurate answer.

    Here it is: "What exactly is Duplicate Content to Google?"

    I have read directly from Google that duplicate content is content which is considerably similar to other content on another page of the same website.
    Also...it seems acceptable to post duplicate content from one site to another provided that there is a link or attribution to the originating site with the original article.

    Google indicates that this may be acceptable with proper attribution (syndication) to the original article for their indexing purposes. This seems to imply that Google in this case would index one url and not the other for the user on search results. On the other hand however, I have experienced serps with Google's caveat stating something to this effect "Similar search results have been left out. If you wish to see these similar search results click here." This would seem to indicate that duplicate content may be indexed even after proper attribution albeit not displayed in initial serp.

    In my case, I have written several articles for one of my sites that I would like to use on another one of my sites. I am not comfortable doing that even if I give proper attribution as it may appear to be the beginnings of a link farm to Google.

    Please chime in and give your experience and share your knowledge in this regard.

    Thanks,
    -DPano

  2. #2
    Newbie JOSourcing's Avatar
    Join Date
    August 18th, 2011
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by DPano View Post
    This would seem to indicate that duplicate content may be indexed even after proper attribution albeit not displayed in initial serp.

    In my case, I have written several articles for one of my sites that I would like to use on another one of my sites. I am not comfortable doing that even if I give proper attribution as it may appear to be the beginnings of a link farm to Google.
    I think you've answered your own question here. I'm sorry that I have nothing more to add, but this is the problem that's pushing the need for original content no matter what.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    November 28th, 2014
    Posts
    21
    I agree with what JoSourcing has said. I'd only add that there are two types of duplicate content. The duplicate content that appears on another site as you have described and also the duplicate content on your own site. The latter can be caused by over-optimisation and poor CMS structure and/or over-tagging. Google says it tries to figure out any duplicate content issues of the latter kind that it finds on your site, but IMO, it's better to limit that yourself rather than have Google figure it out.

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    January 17th, 2014
    Posts
    18
    If 100% content A written bij you is equal to 100% content B written by you, it will be duplicate content.

    There will be another situation, if that content is curated ( "content curation" ) by C from A OR B, by taking a small excerpt with an url to that particular content ( so everybody can reed the original version and giving a thank you for copy-past ..... from my point of view with a 'nofollow' ) AND adding a meaningful supplement.

    That addition is good for everyone, thus also acceptable for Google. imho

  5. #5
    Member AmericasFootprints's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 8th, 2014
    Location
    Monroe County, PA
    Posts
    101
    All the more reason to pursue the path of originality. Though in your case, with two different sites you manage, I can see how that might be difficult at times. -joe

  6. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Duplicate Content
    By remysays in forum Blogging, Mobile and Social Media
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: December 17th, 2012, 02:44 AM
  2. Affiliate Links and Duplicate Content according to Google's Matt Cutts
    By Chuck Hamrick in forum Building Traffic, Newsletters & Advertising
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 25th, 2010, 03:27 PM
  3. What Google consider as duplicate content?
    By DataFeedFile.com in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: September 22nd, 2006, 11:38 PM
  4. Duplicate Content - ?
    By Geno Prussakov in forum GoldenCAN
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: May 10th, 2006, 07:33 AM
  5. What does Google consider duplicate content?
    By Andy in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 1st, 2003, 05:22 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •