homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.198.42.105
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Possible Penalty Using 'Submit to Download' Sites?
raymondcc




msg:4508796
 8:07 am on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Let's say I made a freeware and I want as much exposure as possible for the program.

One of the best ways are to submit the program information to download portal sites such as CNET, brothersoft, majorgeeks and etc.

However, the possible problem is duplicate content when all of the download sites merely copies the description from the official website.

I certainly do not want to take the risk in assuming that Googlebot is smart enough to know that my site is the original one and download portal sites that are much higher in authority copied from me.

Question: Is there "ANY" possibility that submitting my software to download sites will cause penalization either by Panda (duplicate description) or Penguin (sudden increase of download sites linking to my site)?

 

jimbeetle




msg:4508950
 4:44 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Why not supply the download sites with a different, shorter description than used on the main site?

As for the sudden increase in links, that would be kind of natural, no?

deadsea




msg:4509071
 8:56 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

As a open source software developer, I have submitted my software to these directories. I haven't seen any problems caused by duplicate content.

On the other hand, most of the directories don't seem to send many visitors. Some of them add your email address to their marketing lists and will remove your listing if you unsubscribe. My software ranks in Google for its own name, but usually not many terms beyond that, the backlinks you would get are probably not worth a whole lot these days.

linkbuildr




msg:4509118
 11:09 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Just don't pick some "money" anchor text as your link either.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved