PLR And Google Duplicate Content

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We see alot of plr article packages hovering around wso section.
The prices seem decent, and obviously the content needs modifying.

What happens if you use the plr as is with just a few minor changes?

Lets say the plr article is good quality.

Perhaps this is a question of guesswork, but does Google really penalise you for duplicate content?

I read somewhere that wikipedia uses content from other sites but ranks high. However Wikipedia is an authority site.

Just curious.
#internet marketing #content #duplicate #google #plr
  • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
    If you're using PLR articles to get in good with Google...don't do it.

    Just imagine if a person reads your article...then reads it elsewhere. Your credibility is SHOT.

    If anything, rewrite the articles in your own words and lingo.

    Add a few things to it to truly make it YOURS.
    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Wagoner
      Definitely rewrite your PLR content, or hire someone to do it for you if you want to use it for anything other than squidoo pages etc.

      Some will tell you not to even put it on squid pages, but I have several squid sites which do really well, and they are entirely populated with unaltered plr content.

      I put them up just for a "what if" type thing, and it seems to have worked out okay. I'm not using plr to make more, but I am leaving those I have alone.

      Any site I want to flat out rank well has only original content put on it, and I suggest you do the same.

  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    From Google's OWN words:

    Duplicate content. There's just something about it. We keep writing about it, and people keep asking about it. In particular, I still hear a lot of webmasters worrying about whether they may have a "duplicate content penalty."

    Let's put this to bed once and for all, folks: There's no such thing as a "duplicate content penalty." At least, not in the way most people mean when they say that.
  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Do a search at Google for the exact title (quotes around it) of any of your older articles that you submitted to several directories. Chances are, several of them will show up. No penalty there. Google saw and allowed in several iterations of the same content. They're even showing it to searchers.

    This issue get confused because the term "duplicate content" is too vague. From what I can tell, the only problem is posting the exact same content on your OWN site more than once (on different URLs).

    I don't really know for sure, of course. Does anyone outside Google?


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