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How to get rid of a duplicate content filter?
Kangol

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 5:58 pm on Jan 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,
Since December my site used to rank in top 10 in Google for a highly [competitive] keyword. Its an affiliate site but it have good links and good content.
In December it went to page 6. When I do a search with filter=0 I am seeing my site again in the top 10 SEPR. I think that it was penalized by a dup content filter.
Being an affiliate site some of the text its taken from my affiliate. Now I am rewrite it. Also lots of other sites have copied my original content.

What can I do to bring it back?
Thank you.

[edited by: ciml at 7:40 pm (utc) on Jan. 31, 2005]
[edit reason] Widgetised [/edit]

 

siteseo

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 8:19 pm on Jan 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Definitely rewrite all the content to make it unique, than run your pages through copyscape.

Work on more IBL's to get your site spidered more frequently and increase your link pop. Eventually G may rank your pages again. If not, get a new domain name and move all the content over - but be prepared to be sandboxed.

I've had sites get hit for dupe content and was able to successfully pull them back to the top, so I feel your pain.

There is more you can do to increase the "appropriateness" of your site for it's category, such as making sure your site structure and navigation is conducive to ranking well for your terms. Feel free to sticky me your URL and I'll give it a once-over for you if you like.

walkman



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 10:28 pm on Jan 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

"In December it went to page 6. When I do a search with filter=0 I am seeing my site again in the top 10 SEPR. I think that it was penalized by a dup content filter. "
Does the filter=0 help you with all the pages or just the front page?

Kangol

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 10:53 pm on Jan 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

The filter seems to help me only with the front page. The whole site was built only to rank for one keyword and only the main page.
With the filter=0 I get other top 10 SEPR for terms like widget testimonials, cheap widget. Still I think that the filter only helps me for the first page index.html.

Does it matters?
Any advice its highly appreciated.
Thank you.

flatware

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 7:43 am on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

How can I do "do a search with filter=0"?

I have one site, their main term were ranked before 10, but now I can't find them at all, I suppose, they are filtered by dup content too.

thanks

larryhatch

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 8:08 am on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Flatware: Welcome to the big leagues.

I just tried something that might work for you:
I googled up a single keyword, and found my main (index) page on page 3 of results.
I looked up at the address bar, found www.google.com/yaddayadda ...
and way at the end it had something like &safe=images

I edited that out and replaced it with &filter=0 (that's a ZERO).
I hit the Enter key. MY site stayed in the same exact slot!

I take this to mean I have no filter type penalties or whatever.
Anyone: Is that a realistic assumption?

What I DID see were other sites shifted places, but not by much.
I'd like to know if that indicates anything as well. - Larry

McMohan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 8:46 am on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I take this to mean I have no filter type penalties or whatever

Its normal for pages to drop few positions with a filter=0 search. Google restricts the no. of results from a site to 2 pages indented and with a filter=0, that restriction is gone.

jeffwade

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 10:42 am on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,
I have your same problem, I used to rank very well for many keyword, in 2 different languages, I have affiliate links on my site, but with unique contents around them. Now I disappeared from the top SERPS (I rank usually from 200 to 300 position), for both sites. If I put filter=0 for for the keyword that I positioned my home page, I have my site back!
GoogleBot anyway continue to spider me every day, at least 30 pages per day.

The filter=0 works only for the homepage. Now I am trying to increase my back links, I think is my last hope.

Thank you.

Kangol

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 1:44 pm on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Jeffwade
I am sorry to hear this. I hope that Google will resolve this problem. The filter=0 show the same SEPR for my keyword only that my site is there in the first 10.
Googleboot is also hitting my site almost on daily bases. One strange thing: some of my internal pages have a 30 Dec 2004 cache. I think that its strange because Googleboot visits me almost daily like Ive sad.
If you fix this problem please let me know. I stopped getting more links to this site because I really do not know what Google will do next.
Good luck.

flatware

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 3:24 am on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

It seems that the filter=0 show the same SEPR for my keywords.

I also use COPYSCAPE to check my frontpage, there are many items.

I think the dup content maybe hit my rank?

flatware

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27770 posted 6:12 am on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

It seems that filter=0 doesn't work for me.

I use it by the following method:
[google.com...]

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