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Thin Original Content or Duplicate Content

Discussion in 'Google' started by gr8webseller, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. #1
    I have a site with thin content (~100 words but 100% original)... Almost all my competitor site have large content (more than 200 words but 100% duplicate)...

    For most of the keywords my competitor sites outrank my site...

    So Google prefer content length than originality???

    Whats your idea??
     
    gr8webseller, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  2. lapseo

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    #2
    I would say that you should post original and lengthy content. At least 500 words and unique.
     
    lapseo, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  3. yester123

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    #3
    no its depend on the google's trust on your site.

    How old is your site??
     
    yester123, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  4. gr8webseller

    gr8webseller Peon

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    my site is 7 months old...
     
    gr8webseller, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  5. cesarian

    cesarian Active Member

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    true it's about trust too but a good quality long original article is always better than short or duplicate article. Most of times 500 words are enough but in my opinion 800+ words article works better. 100 words is really short.
     
    cesarian, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  6. Mr Right

    Mr Right Active Member Premium Member

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    I have to agree with cesarian on this one. I mean, how much can you say with 100 words or less?
     
    Mr Right, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  7. sumdor

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    Prefered content is 300-500 words. If you do this..traffic is going to boost
     
    sumdor, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    #8
    Content between 300-500 wrds and post unique content not duplicate content.
     
    punishatlehry, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  9. icegin

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    #9
    Content with popular key words are what Google picks up on. Having unique content helps draw in more traffic, which will further improve your site's rank. So when it comes to content, length is good but make sure you don't sacrifice quality.
     
    icegin, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  10. Conway

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    #10
    More content is better. Just get more backlinks with your target keywords. Easy!
     
    Conway, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar.
     
    sawanbatahan, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    #12
    Duplicate but you gotta spin it first man, it will be original.
     
    luzern, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  13. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    100 word articles is rubbish content just for search engines not users.
     
    dcristo, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    #14
    200-300 words without keyword stuffing.
     
    rajeshn07, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  15. JerryRogers

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    #15
    100 word content wont do, try to get up to 500 words.
     
    JerryRogers, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    My content just has few words like 50-80... yes, it doesn't work, no traffic. I try to get up to 100
     
    comcast, Feb 25, 2012 IP
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    Depends on the number of incoming links too. Get more incoming links to boost the SERP.
     
    scheng1, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  18. @Gyanguru

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    I believe when you write 100 words original article, the bot sees word to HTML ratio the lower the ratio the less it prefers, this is what i have seen in other sites discussing to check the ratio they used woofrank.com
     
    @Gyanguru, Feb 25, 2012 IP
  19. lifeplayer

    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    friendly speaking, 100 words is not a good length in term of the information. I will suggest go for at least 300 words if possible if you want to get better result
     
    lifeplayer, Feb 26, 2012 IP
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    If your keywords are in popular niche and have high competition the 7 month is not sufficient with 100 words articles. You should write articles which represents the complete information for the particular search keyword. Try to write articles with at lease 300 words. Do not use poor quality duplicate content.
     
    faysal969, Feb 26, 2012 IP