I will be releasing a new revolutionary software on 3rd February which solves duplicate content problem permanently, www.dupliterminator.com.
But today’s post is to share with you the truth about duplicated content.
A lot of people are still confuse with this famous question…
“Will my ranking on Google.com drops if I have duplicate content on my website?”
It really depends on which angle you’re looking at.
Based on my own research and tested result, here’s what I can tell you…
1. Duplicate content will affect your ranking IF the duplicate content is on your own website. For instance, if you publish the same article on your website twice, that’s “duplicate content”. Bad move.
*HOWEVER*, if it’s not done on purpose but because it’s part of how your website publishing technology works, it’s deem to be alright. This of course, also depends on what website publishing technology you’re using. As far as I know, WordPress is cool.
To prove my argument (I don’t tell theories, I tell facts), go ahead and search for “true personal freedom” in Google. You’ll see that a ‘tag’ page of mine is ranked on the first page there. If you are confuse with what is a ‘tag’ page, it’s basically duplicate content because it’s generated from the original blog post.
2. Having a duplicate content article on your website that is also used on many other websites does not kills your ranking. If this is true, then all of the major news websites will not be in Google anymore.
Again, to prove my argument, just search for “oil news” and you’ll see a Yahoo News page listed on page #1. And if you run a search for the title of this news release in Google, “Oil below $86 amid weak indicators, earnings”, you’ll get thousands of results.
Just proved to you that duplicate content is still cool.
*BUT*… using duplicate content would means that you will have more competition. In a non-marketing jargon, it’s harder for you to get ranked. Comprende?
Google will most likely to choose JUST ONE of all of the duplicate content to be ranked. Here’s the login to that – Google’s job is to serve the users, right?
If they don’t just choose one, then the user’s going to see plenty of same articles in the search, right?
Which also means, user’s not very happy.
User’s not happy, Google’s not happy. YOU are not happy.
I hope this article has shed some light to you.
In summary, duplicate content on your own website is a no-no but duplicate content with other websites is okay with the only disadvantage of tougher competition.
The remedy? Use non-duplicate content if you can.
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