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3Mice

8:46 am on Sep 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hi,
I recently redesigned a client website and added new info which he supplied me with.

After redesigning i started an aggresive link exchange and at the time the site had a page rank of 2.

Two months down the line, the site had a pagerank of 0.
My hunch was that the site was being penalised.

After talking with the client he told me he had copied most of the new site material (about 70%) from another very popular website word for word!

What are the implications of this? I have instructed the client to give me new information based on his experiences and research.

How long will google take to index the site once the site content is changed or will it never be highly ranked?

Regaards,
3Mice

Nuttakorn

12:01 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Any idea if we change the structure, website template of website and put the duplicate content in there? Google will see it as spam or duplicate site? How about the article which are published in many websites in one content? If It went to Duplicate content by Google. Why many expert recommend to write article and publish to many websites.

scottyman

12:41 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It really depends on how similar the text of the website is. Google will only index one version of the content. We had a case where a 3rd party took content from a website we were promoting and included it as a subset of his site. Our results dissapeared but under similar searched the same content appeared under the new domain. After we requested new copy be created, we got our results back. It sounds like you need to invest in some copy writting.

JerryOdom

2:16 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It depends greatly how similar the content is but yes they penalize for duplicate content.

This is a bit screwy in my opinion. I once had a page taken from my site and slightly modified after which it came up higher than my original.

chrisnrae

2:26 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"another very popular website word for word"

Then chances are, they had a higher PR, a lot more backlinks and had been around longer, so yea, you're prob the one being penalized.

See: [webmasterworld.com...] - it may offer you some more insight.

I would also explain very clearly to the site owner what copyright and the DMCA are and how copying content could cause you to lose your hosting and/or more.

Get the new content up and then you'll simply have to wait. Google should update the page see the content is different, but there are no guarantees on the length of time it will take them or that they will 100% do it at all. IME anyway. Good luck.

The Contractor

2:40 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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<<It really depends on how similar the text of the website is. Google will only index one version of the content.>>

That is not true at all.

scottyman

5:12 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That is not true at all.

Same content on two sites, the higher PR (authority site) will appear for the search terms and not the other sites. Google ignores duplicate content. Correct me if I am wrong.

Total Paranoia

5:51 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Copy theft is rife and is a growing problem on the web.

Another company profits from another company's hard work, in many cases, weeks and weeks of hard work to build a unique information website. Google do not really seem to stamp this out.

I found a few websites last night that took the whole copy from our website and just modified the text a little to make it appear unique. I am now plotting my revenge.

Web thieves beware because revenge is so sweet!

Tooth for a tooth in my book.

outland88

6:03 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>Same content on two sites, the higher PR (authority site) will appear for the search terms and not the other sites.

I would say that has been true for years but IMO has been substantially changing as of August. I think Google is targeting very large sites with a lot of similar content carrying Adsense. Another words to control the spam a lot of innocent smaller sites will get hurt.

I would ditch any client dealing in copyright violations.

Nuttakorn

7:38 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How about the content/article which are published from the press release service like prweb.com? I have checked the website which are put it in their sites, it almost same as orginal? What's Google think on this issue? Many Search Engine Optimization Professional recommend to publish the content to those site.

The Contractor

9:11 pm on Sep 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Same content on two sites, the higher PR (authority site) will appear for the search terms and not the other sites. Google ignores duplicate content. Correct me if I am wrong.

I know many sites with articles from free content sites rank for the same article. Also, news is duplicated and ranking all the time (do a search for: Two US marines have been killed in the past 48)

Nuttakorn

5:46 am on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How about RSS Feed? Does google count that page as valuable as original page?
 

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