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RSS. who's the Dud?

RSS aggregation... 40%

     

nstaylor

4:33 pm on Sep 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hello - I found your post and read the related ones, but didn't get the answer I was looking for... I'd appreciate a view to my understanding on RSS and duplicate content, which is this:

RSS aggregation where the content is the same is obviously duplicated, and if Google has indexed the source before, your duplicate is counted as SPAM towards your site. Annoyingly, I see loads of sites that have RSS aggregation, that top and tail a post on their site, collectively the pages (and I think because there's about 40% new content (i read that's the rule!) on page), Google still gives this a boost and doesn't penalise.

Long term are these dud's going to get caught out, or am I the dud for not jumping on board and aggregating onsite. At the moment I'm laborously creating original content?

Cheers

N

bill

2:57 am on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld nstaylor.

We've had a number of threads about RSS feeds & duplicate content [google.com].

RSS aggregation where the content is the same is obviously duplicated, and if Google has indexed the source before, your duplicate is counted as SPAM towards your site.

Search engines don't work that way. Duplicated content penalties won't be incurred for RSS syndication. You simply won't be credited for that content as being original. In that sense it won't help you, but it's not supposed to hurt you either.
 

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