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I doubt a single sentence is causing the trouble. If you are a really concerned you could place that sentence in an image so the search engines do not see it.I share this view, but I do not recommend the image idea.
this makes me so sad, makes me realise we are living through the death of information.
Is duplicate content even a Panda issue?
I'm aware that Panda seems to parallel a rise in Adwords income for Google.
I'd say it is - but one of many areas Panda scores against. I have two reasons for this opinion. First, Panda's initial roll-out was immediately preceded by the Duplicate Content update [webmasterworld.com], commonly called the "Scraper Update".
Has Google's philosophy changed on duplicate content mixed with unique and added value? MC and others often said adding value to such sites was acceptable.
As long as your site has worthwhile, original content on it (i.e. it's not just made to put AdSense on it), there's not a golden "text-to-ads ratio" or a word limit for ranking. I worry that you're just looking at the trees and not seeing the forest. Optimizing your site for search isn't about counting the words on a page, it's about making sure that you have useful, usable content, and then making that content accessible to search engines. [google.com...]
Somewhere else i recall Susan warning against the uneccesary elimination of content on sites. She seemed to be saying some sites have gone overboard with content elimination.
Is the tin foil hat that i'm wearing correct to assume that this covers added value on duplicate content clips as well?
[edited by: Whitey at 10:57 pm (utc) on Dec 11, 2011]
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