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Thread: Performance after the Panda?
09-08-2011 09:12 PM #51
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I have it stuck in my head that Google hates it when sites use content featured elsewhere on the web. Whether this content be in the form of RSS, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook comments, product reviews, or whatever else. The point is that it's not (or most of it isn't) original. In the most basic sense, Panda targeted those sites that scraped others without introducing any elements of originality. However, Google itself says that featuring small portions of content featured elsewhere is okay, provided that the page have elements of original content.
There is no problem in being an affiliate as long as you create some added value for your users and produce valuable content that gives a user a reason to visit your site. For example, you could create product reviews, ratings, and product comparisons.
And we’re evaluating multiple changes that should help drive spam levels even lower, including one change that primarily affects sites that copy others’ content and sites with low levels of original content.
Like everyone else, I'm trying to make heads or tails out of this, and I know that my new goal is to attempt to figure out how to introduce original content with Prosperent's catalog. I think putting up original descriptions is a start. However, since G is taking into consideration social networking, there has to be an element of social networking woven into the fabric of the overall shopping experience.
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09-08-2011 09:52 PM #52
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Google says a lot of things.
I think a lot of what Cutts says is what Google would like you to do, not necessarily what you should do or can do without penalty. In fairness though, I think it is probably accurate that there are thresholds of duplicate content that will displease them.
Last edited by browntwn; 09-08-2011 at 09:56 PM.
09-09-2011 05:37 AM #53
Dupe content isn't all that bad, you don't get in trouble for it... Worst case is that google ignores it completely IMO... So, you need something original on the page for google to "see". Or you need lots of other good factors so that your total lack of content is outweighed by other positive factors . You can rank well just because of offsite factors alone if they're good enough