Saturday, March 17, 2007

Do you know duplicate content can hurt your Google rankings ????

Duplicate content is a problem that worries many webmasters.But you can deal with this problem if you follow some tips which is mentioned below..

Rumor has it that duplicate content can hurt your Google rankings and that web pages that copy your web site content can harm your rankings.

For that reason, Google recently made an official statement about duplicate content.

What is duplicate content and what is not duplicate content?

Duplicate content are substantive blocks of contents within the same domain or across different domains that are identical or very similar.

Google mentions several things that can lead to duplicate content:

"Forums that generate both regular and stripped-down mobile-targeted pages, store items shown (and -- worse yet -- linked) via multiple distinct URLs, and so on. In some cases, content is duplicated across domains in an attempt to manipulate search engine rankings or garner more traffic via popular or long-tail queries."

If the same article is available in multiple languages (for example English and Spanish) then Google doesn't view that as duplicate content. Occasional snippets such as quotes also won't be flagged as duplicate content.

What does Google do if it finds duplicate content?

Google tries to filter duplicate content from the search results. The reason for that is that Google wants to present a diverse cross-section of unique content in the search results.

"During our crawling and when serving search results, we try hard to index and show pages with distinct information. This filtering means, for instance, that if your site has articles in 'regular' and 'printer' versions and neither set is blocked in robots.txt or via a noindex meta tag, we'll choose one version to list.

In the rare cases in which we perceive that duplicate content may be shown with intent to manipulate our rankings and deceive our users, we'll also make appropriate adjustments in the indexing and ranking of the sites involved.

However, we prefer to focus on filtering rather than ranking adjustments ... so in the vast majority of cases, the worst thing that'll befall webmasters is to see the "less desired" version of a page shown in our index."

That simply means that Google will pick one of the web pages if it finds more than one page with the same content.

How can you avoid duplicate content problems with your web site?

Tell search engines which pages they should index: If the printer friendly versions should not be indexed, block them in your robots.txt file.


Use 301 redirections: If you restructured your web site, use permanent 301 redirections to redirect users and search engine spiders.


Always use the same links to link to a page on your site: Don't link to /page, /page/ and /page/index.htm if the URLs always display the same web page.


Use top level domains to handle language specific content: If you have German pages, use a .de domain for these pages.


Use the preferred domain feature of Google's webmaster tools: Google allows you to choose if you prefer the www version or the non-www version of your URLs.


Syndicate carefully: Make sure that other web sites link back to your site if they use your content.


Avoid boilerplate repetition and publishing stubs: If possible, don't include the same lengthy copyright text on the bottom of every page. Better use a short version with a link to the full version. If you have category pages without any content, don't publish them.


Understand your content management system (CMS): If you use a content management system, make sure that it doesn't publish the same content in multiple formats.
Duplicate content can lead to problems with search engines. For that reason, follow the tips above so that search engines have as few problems as possible with your site. If you find a web site that copies your original content, you can file a DMCO request.
If you want to make sure that your web pages get high rankings on search engines, you should make it as easy as possible for search engines to parse your pages. Use IBP's Top 10 Optimizer to create your web pages as search engine friendly as possible.

source- http://seotips.godude.info/

13 comments:

Top Keyword said...

Well, it's very good Tips for Adsense Publisher...

patched-up said...

AWESOME site! i was just looking for something like this. a place where i can find out more about this whole adsense thing.. got it on my blog but not too sure how to make full use of it.. will be back real often.. =)

Subikar said...

Yes it is true that duplicate content can hurt your web page massively.

What I know if Google bot get duplicate content in your web page. They have something known as sand box.They put that website there in the sandbox database.

aldrin said...

i already do it my site is herebut the problem is traffic.

joshua said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sharon

http://www.autoloans101.info

Looking For Work From Home said...

===>> http://www.abid.in

Here's your chance to make $40,000 per month with
Adsense by being lazy.....


Wanna Find out How I, By Being a Lazy Ass Make $40,000/Month
(Yep, that's 40,000 USD) Every Month Like Clockwise From My Web.site.


===>> http://www.abid.in

The Website Is.

* Highly Optimized
* Content Rich
* Profit Pulling
* Fully Automated

Here's What You Get:

A Huge Money Making Website
Integrated with Adsense ads,
dynamic feeds and over a thousand content pages.


My Free Traffic Report
Methods I use to get a lot of traffic, almost instantly.

Free Email Tips
You will get some EXTRA tips on promoting your new website by email.

Setup and Hosting Help
Even though you get full easy to follow setup instructions.
If you still have trouble you can contact us
we will set up and host your website for you.


===>> http://www.abid.in

As an special offer, I am offering my complete Adsense Treasure System A fully automated website which makes you money while you sleep.

Finally a tool for you to make some serious money.

Get Your Copy Now... Click here

===>> http://www.abid.in

Ready Made Website



Instant YouTube Video Site Creator

Instant Video Sites

Money Making Video Script

Adsense Ready Video Script


Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood

ShahRukhKhan



India's Online Shopping Mall

Online Shopping Mall

Buy Online


Link Directory
The Most Responsive FREE Safelist
Make Money Online
Master Resell Rights eBooks
Bollywood Sargam

Ali Mohammad Hadi said...

My Name is Ali Mohammad Hadi and I also earn some revenue every day through adsense but my account has been disabled due to a User name Icydragon and he do a invalid click activity however I am not included in it but this is his fault because I Haven't done Invalid Click Activity so you know how to tell about this to google Because I was Innocent I was threatened by another person.
Well I sure Say that this is a nice blog and I hope You will be pleased to visit my blog.

jessie said...

I have gone through your site information and it is the same opportunity that I was looking for. The facilities, the process that what you are offering are perfectly matched to my Expectation & very soon you will get Response from my side.


Work From Home

Sam said...

Earning money has online never been this easy and transparent. You would find great tips on how to make that dream amount every month. So go ahead and click here for more details and open floodgates to your online income. All the best.

halleberry said...

Earning money online never been this easy and transparent. You would find great tips on how to make that dream amount every month. So go ahead and click here for more details and open floodgates to your online income. All the best.

Sayini said...

Hi, I Saw Your Link in Bing.com I Love Your Blogs Kindly See my Link
Here a New Alternative Money Making Ad Network adsense here

Bhavani said...

Hi, Some one from facebook refereed your link i have book marked it nice blogs you write see Free Ezine Article here

Nitee said...

Hi, Some one from facebook refereed your link i have book marked it nice blogs you write see Free Adwords Voucher here