nomis5 - 10:16 am on Aug 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
- wonderful widgets are fun.
- I have a lot of fun with my wonderful widgets.
- The fun factor on wonderful widgets is refreshingly pleasing, to wit I enjoyed mine all weekend long.
All three of those examples are duplicate since they are all about fun + wonderful widgets
Sounds good advice but in truth G is not that clever IMO. They fall foul of so many far simpler tricks that believing they can compare one article to many others on the same subject and come to a meaningful conclusion as far as non-duplicate but at the same time duplicate content is stretching their capabilities.
It also ignores the fact that a new article might have almost duplicate content but at the same time it may be expressed far better and in a more amusing / attractive manner - that alone should, in a fair world, result in the new article being ranked higher.
Content is not the be all and end all - the manner in which it is presented can far outweigh just the basic content.
"Jim is a cool guy who first started writing lyrics in his home town of California in 1993"
might be deemed by some as better than an original article
"Jim lived in the south USA when he began to author the lyrics to some songs in the early 90s"
Nearly the same information but the first could well be deemed to better by some.