I copied an index page from a site that does well in Google and put it on a different domain, kw1kw2.com, to test anchor text. Ink now indexes the dupe site instead of the original site, and its #1 for my two main keywords.
Will ink only index one of the two? Will they index the original if I dump the dupe?
That is a good question. Ink has issues with dupe content right now. I can't seem to nail down exactly how they deal with it (probably because it's more complex than someone like me can figure out). But I have seen exidence of this before... Ink dropping a legitimate site when it sees dupe content from another page. Did you PFI the dupe page? Did you PFI the original?
It's so disappointing to see this. Are you guys using PFI? The thing that's so frustrating about this whole problem is that PFI pages seem to be the ones that get demoted. I can't prove that, but I have significant evidence of this.
Msg#: 2430 posted 10:48 pm on Jan 14, 2004 (gmt 0)
It seems that Ink dumps the older/original URL, often a pfi one, and instead keeps the copied one, which is about as bad a thing as it can do since it means competitors can just throw up a piece of junk copy to get legitimate sites 86ed.
My pfi page has been back for a few days but 100% of my free listings are still gone.
Msg#: 2430 posted 12:16 am on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)
Yes - there is some hijacked content... I see quite a bit. But Ink is also having some problems indexing redirects too... so Ink indexes a redirected page as if it were the page it was pointing too. Also links running through cgi counters etc. are causing problems too.
This is particularly dangerous when coupled with the current dupe content filters etc. A redirect to your site could get indexed as if it were a copy of your page and then the copy of your page would get indexed and possibly your page would get dropped.
Once again, I have evidence fot this... but nothing that would constitute as "proof". Too many changing factors to actually prove it. I can see the smoking gun, but that's about it.
that's a good question. You may want to give it a shot. The problem with INk is that you may have to wait a few months til ink decides to come by again to see if it works. Best of luck on that! Let us know what happens.