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Blogs, categories, and SEO Penalty

Discussion in 'Google' started by zac439, Jun 12, 2007.

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    I was browsing a blog of a fellow DP member, and noticed that he had posted the same entry in more than one category, and I got to thinking.

    Technically, that same entry will be on two separate pages. Will google index both pages, realize it is a copy, and then penalize the page/site as a result? Or does this only apply to different domains, and not pages?
     
    zac439, Jun 12, 2007 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Google handles duplicate content by applying filters. It's not a penalty as such. Whichever page it deems as the most important, it will index and rank.
     
    dcristo, Jun 12, 2007 IP
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    zac439 Notable Member

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    Interesting, thanks for the information.

    No penalty would be given even with the same entry in 100 categories? I'm intrigued by how Google works. Wonder how it deems what is more important?
     
    zac439, Jun 12, 2007 IP
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    windtalker Active Member

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    There really is not a penalty for duplicate content, but instead a filter.

    Now as how Google decide which page is more important, its probably by the keywords in the url, how many external and internal links points to a page, and each page's PR.
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Usually the source article is the one which is always referenced and getting links, making it more powerful in the eyes of the search engines.
     
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    myp Active Member

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    You can get duplicate content penalties, but there are plugins which add tags to category pages so google doesn't index them.
     
    myp, Jun 12, 2007 IP
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    Just posting the content in different parts of a website is not a problem, as long as you tell Google what the "good" content is. You could a robots.txt file or the nofollow tag to make sure only one copy gets indexed.

    Christoph
     
    nsusa, Jun 12, 2007 IP
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    there is no duplicate content penalty. google filter it if it finds a duplicates content
     
    trichnosis, Jun 13, 2007 IP
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    As it has been mentioned - it is a filter not a penalty. You'd need to satisfy some other breaches to move into a position of penalization

    More on Duplicate Content
     
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    there is no duplicate content penalty, they put them in supplemental
     
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    aletheides Banned

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    I think its ok as long as it is on the same domain.
     
    aletheides, Jun 13, 2007 IP