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Duplicate Content: Hi PR Sites use it all the time.

  1. bgamall profile image83
    bgamallposted 7 years ago

    I wonder about duplicate content. I have an example. Peter Schiff and others publish on their blogs. Many of these posts end up word for word on Seeking Alpha, with a PR7. Opednews has a pr just like Hubpages of 6. They seek 24, 48 and 72 hour exclusivity but they don't require it. You can publish your content from anywhere there with a link to your profile or whatever. So, here is an article that appears, with author approval, I assume, everywhere: http://www.scribd.com/doc/39540323/Mort … TREDER-DOA

    So, what is the deal about duplicate content? Do I let my hubs or any article I write get three hits or get disseminated into the real world of the web where it gets widely read?

    1. thooghun profile image83
      thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't worry about it too much. Google tends to nail which was the original (which is why temporary exclusivity works -- because beyond that any republished piece will be flagged as a dupe).

      Duplicate content will not harm the original, otherwise it would be exploited to drive down your competition ruthlessly. In fact, many article directories make a living by republishing content (articledashboard, goarticles e.t.c and marketers know this, and hope that their articles and backlinks are spread to the far reaches of the cyber-sphere) to content seekers.

      My guess is: As long as your original article is indexed, you can disseminate it. But bear in mind hubpages will possibly flag your article is a dupe nonetheless, they have their own set of rules regarding exclusivity (I could be wrong).

      1. bgamall profile image83
        bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do Hubpage rules reflect the real world or is it shooting them in the foot, and the authors as well. I mean, I appreciate their service telling us of unauthorized duplicate content, but does this kill the allowable dissemination of articles on a very large internet with permission?

        1. thooghun profile image83
          thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think so bgamall, Google has repeatedly stated that duplicate material is worth a fraction of the "juice" (or authority) that standalone content can accrue (assuming its worth it).

          I think Hubpages is wise to limit duplicate content, while they can forsake (as you say) some quality backlinks, they would be overwhelmed by a multitude of filth from bad neighborhoods, autoblogs and content scrapers.

          Again, this is just my opinion. smile

          1. bgamall profile image83
            bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I don't believe that stand alone material is worth more. Maybe as evergreen, but not if you want your article read by more than 10 people per day.

            And no one accuses seeking alpha of producing filth.

    2. sunforged profile image63
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      PR is per PAGE (PAGE rank not SITE rank)


      Duplicate Content is NOT penalized at different domains

      http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot. … nalty.html

      something has to come out on top though - and if all the dupes are your own then that something will be yours anyway

      1. bgamall profile image83
        bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nice.

  2. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Hubages and any other high traffic site wants to own original content so you can't put link to your blog/site from hubpages to other place where content is hosted.

    Hint: they expect linkback from your site to hubpages for the duplicate content pointer and not the other way around. This way it helps search engine to find out which one is original. btw, as they say - this post is sponsored by unethical SEO and bad advice.

    1. bgamall profile image83
      bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Skyfire, but that is baloney. Seeking Alpha has a higher pagerank than Hubpages and posts duplicate content with permission continually.

      However, I don't understand your hint. Please clarify. I am old. smile

      1. skyfire profile image73
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol. my post was about how search engine detects duplicate content and how they discard alternate sources when writers link to original article. Hint was from HP staff members post on this point.

        1. bgamall profile image83
          bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ok, but who is "they".

          1. skyfire profile image73
            skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            *edited.

      2. thisisoli profile image54
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just so you know PR is not a major factor in determining page rank, and it it only a numerical indicator in to one of the factors that judges where your page is placed.

        Also, website content has no bearing at all on a websites PR. That is purely and simply a backlinks calculation.

        So while the site you mention might have a higher page rank, it probably gets much less traffic, since the duplicate content will not rank well in the search engines.

    2. thooghun profile image83
      thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      " this post is sponsored by unethical SEO and bad advice."

      What are you referring to exactly? Please be specific. Article marketing is one of the most celebrated and functional SEO techniques available to marketers today...

      1. skyfire profile image73
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol. this SEO thread reminded me of previous discussions against SEO manipulation. so there...

        anyway leave it.

  3. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago
    1. thooghun profile image83
      thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Since there's nothing in that article that disputes the "bad advice" in this thread I consider myself vindicated smile

      Where was I wrong?

      1. skyfire profile image73
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol hey i didn't made any point against your advice on this thread. Just things on HP from past, my bad this joke is going tangent. sad

        1. thooghun profile image83
          thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh sorry, I misunderstood -- let's be friends tongue

          1. bgamall profile image83
            bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Can't we all get along? smile

  4. sunforged profile image63
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    lol

  5. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Blogs that have only duplicate content don't get a good Google rank.  It seems to count for less than original content.  But it isn't penalised per se.

    1. bgamall profile image83
      bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The question is about "only'. Seeking alpha for example has both original and duplicate content.

 
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