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Best Answer floriferous says
Oh yes. I found one of my articles after I had un-published it. It's like a snapshot. When you go to the link it obviously says unpublished by author. So Google would still penalize you if they found the cache even if its not published?
Wow, so if an article is written on a particular website it never goes away, even when you delete it? I wonder, as gabgirl does, if google will still penalize you even if you have deleted it from the original site you posted it.
Gabygirl, here's a link to search for old content that's been removed from website etc. http://archive.org/web/web.php
It's a fun tool. The result may be a bit clunky and it's kind of hit and miss.
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Brett Winn says
Brett, sounds pretty knowledgeable to me. Makes perfect sense too. I think google uses our summary of a hub, perhaps I could search it that way too. I'll give it a try.
I see I put unpublished, I really meant to say I am planning to delete it .. That's a great idea to search it on google. Thank YOU!
I can't seem to add another comment below. This responds to Mekenzie. I wouldn't worry about dup content. Google cares about the quality of the site, niche, etc. I repeated articles in my blog from Suite101 and they do better on my blog. One example
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