| 8:48 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
The page found first wins. PR has *nothing* to do with dupe content.
| 10:53 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Does this mean you are agreeing with the statement that there is no duplicate page penalty?
I've been trying to figure this one out too.
| 10:57 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
no. I am saying that the 2nd page found will get the downgrade.
| 11:04 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Interesting, only a "downgrade"?
So many webmasters here talk about dupconpen (my word) as something that wipes your site back to PR 0.
Not sayings they or you are right..
| 11:06 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
If "PR has *nothing* to do with dupe content." then how does a site get penalized for duplicate content?
Thanks for your input.
| 11:09 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Maybe I'm missing something here. Isn't a lower PR a downgrade?
| 2:21 am on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I went back through several of the past threads on this subject and it seems that as long as the pages are not exactly the same -- same links, navigations, title headers, footers etc, having duplicate content is not a big issue.
I am gathering that Google and the other search engines have a tough time scrutinizing down to the paragraph and sentence levels.
If I am wrong, someone please point me in the right direction.
| 2:28 am on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I'm interested in this too.
1. Since I have been thinking about using Wikipedia parts in my articles.
2. Since I have been thinking of syndicating my articles (Not RSS, just regular) on other sites.
| 5:26 am on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
You might want read this:-
I posted something similar to your question and got interesting replies
| 12:18 pm on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|Maybe I'm missing something here. Isn't a lower PR a downgrade? |
Yes, a lower PR would be a downgrade, but there are over a hundred other factors that affect your position in the SERPs. If any one of them gets downgraded, your position in the SERPs could drop. PR is only a single factor amongst many. PR is not the only measure to go by.
| 1:24 pm on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)|
3Mice - Thanks for the link.
No definate conclusions, but yet another area where there are lots of varied experiences.
| 12:47 pm on Oct 12, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I don't think the "first page in wins" situation is ideal, let alone fair.
Surely a page with on-topic inbound links would tend to be the best source of information.
Older pages would naturally tend to have more links either internally from a growing site or from outside sources.
What is the real-life experience?