---- Is eating the same sandwich for lunch every day duplicate content?
nealrodriguez - 4:02 pm on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)
But seriously folks, this is satire pointed at the sometimes obsessive duplicate content questions. "Is having the same main menu on every page duplicate content?" "Is repeating the same logo on every page going to get me a duplicate content penalty?"
will a cop give me a duplicate content ticket because i am a twin?
Let's put this to bed once and for all, folks: There's no such thing as a "duplicate content penalty." At least, not in the way most people mean when they say that.
and the bush burns on...
There are some penalties that are related to the idea of having the same content as another site—for example, if you're scraping content from other sites and republishing it, or if you republish content without adding any additional value. These tactics are clearly outlined (and discouraged) in our Webmaster Guidelines:
and this is what happens if g finds out i am taxpaying citizen indeed spawned from a single egg, but cloned by my foster parents so they'd have more kids to demolish the basement...
1. When we detect duplicate content, such as through variations caused by URL parameters, we group the duplicate URLs into one cluster.
2. We select what we think is the "best" URL to represent the cluster in search results.
3. We then consolidate properties of the URLs in the cluster, such as link popularity, to the representative URL.
the problem with this is...
In step 3, if we aren't able to detect all the duplicates of a particular page, we won't be able to consolidate all of their properties. This may dilute the strength of that content's ranking signals by splitting them across multiple URLs.