JohnRoy - 7:21 pm on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
The quote was from a blog post titled: Duplicate Content Question. [not: spun articles question]
Some details were not quoted above. Here they are:
Some people are less conscious. The person claimed he was having problems with dupe content and not appearing in both G and Y. Turns out he had 2500 domains. A lot of people ask about articles split into parts and then printable versions. Do not worry about G penalizing for this.
So someone asked Matt Cutts the following:
On which he clarified that 'what he was saying was' that typically a whitehat site shouldn't worry about 1-3 versions of an article on their own site.
If this is an accurate summary, and Iím reading what youíre saying, then thereís no need to worry about duplicate content issues when submitting articles. Is that correct?
1) The person who claimed he has problems with duplicate content spread over 2500 domains, is either a fictitious character, or has no brains and probably used a spinner the way most lazy spammers use them.
2) online & printed versions - are not spun content. They're identical copies. "about articles split into parts and then printable versions" = article spread over 3 pages, and then combined in one printable version
3) articles spread on 2500 domains are bad (evil..) - while 1-3 duplicate content pages are fine. This might suggest that 50 nicely crafted well spun pages are acceptable too.