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I am writing an article on SEO. How the hell are you suppose to pass C.S when you/ME are using all the same words as everyone else. What I am saying is original but the words are all the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    It's my understanding that CopyScape checks the configuration of your words, not the words by themselves. So if your sentences and paragraphs are a duplication of other online content, they will get flagged. If you just randomly listed a bunch of words on a page, I doubt that it would be seen as a duplication. Words, by themselves, are not the issue as I understand it so I think you should be fine if, as you say, your copy is original.

    Good luck to you,

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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      Steve, SEO, engaging, 100% original content, pass copyscape, panda, penguin, hummingbird...

      I could go on and one...every, article, every website has a version of the above plus+++
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  • Profile picture of the author NK
    I believe copyscape searches sentences against those found on Google and Yahoo, and see how it matches up with the results. It usually shows results that highlight strings of words, so it seems they would take at least 4 or 5 words in a row as a hit. It's not 100% foolproof, but it's pretty accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    You're never going to get it perfect. There are lots of common phrases. For example, on the other hand, look at it this way, people being what they are...

    It goes on forever, especially in a niche specific article. It's impossible to get it perfect. But that's not your objective. You can get 80 - 85 percent unique and the remainder isn't plagiarism, it's likely to be common usage.
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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      I re-wrote the whole damn thing and I am only getting to 67%. I have not yet gone to C.S. I am using the online grammar checker. I write the way I talk, grammar checker hates my sentence structure. I am a sales writer. I wrote so many resumes in my life. They may hate 2 word sentences but they WORKED and got me the job.
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  • Profile picture of the author workoutstuff1
    You're better off shooting for 60% - 70% original content. Unless you make up your own language you are not likely to ever get 100% original content rating.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrealouisechang
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    There is a way to rewrite it to make it pass 100% CS. I can't quite explain it here, but it can be done.

    The most challenging ones to pass in CopyScape are product info/reviews like: SPT Energy Star 3.2 cu.ft. Double Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel

    The model name itself will snag a few hits and you can't rewrite that.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    You need to have 100% original sentences. If any sentence is at all close it will not pass copyscape 100%.
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  • Profile picture of the author NK
    If you're writing the article yourself from scratch, I wouldn't worry too much about it being flagged as duplicate content, even if it doesn't hit 100% copyscape
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    • Profile picture of the author clausont
      We write all articles ourselves and so far pass copyscape for each article 100%. There are a couple of articles where we quote from sources that don't make the 100%, but I understand that it is not an issue is quoting a small part. I would write the article, check it against copyscape, change the bits that copyscape flags and check it again. Copyscape is a great tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dex88
    We have written many articles about seo and we are able to successfully pass copyscape... Ideas and topics maybe the same but the configuration of words and sentences will of course differ from one writer to the other. If you need help writing articles you can PM me. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author guitarizma
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    Originally Posted by serryjw View Post

    I am writing an article on SEO. How the hell are you suppose to pass C.S when you/ME are using all the same words as everyone else. What I am saying is original but the words are all the same.
    What CS does is it looks for matches of exact same words three in a row and if that three in a row sequence matches 30% with another published text, the flag goes up.

    However the stopwords such as am, is, are, there, where, why, let's...etc. get discounted. The algo of CS is simple, yet intelligent. If you omit the stopwords and still have three words matching in a row at least 30 times in a 100 word article, that's copied content.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidaclark
    If you write the article from scratch, it is original content. It does not matter what Copyscape thinks. If you know it is original then search engines should not penalise you.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Well, you can use words that are rare. This will make the flavor of your articles very unique. Also, you will rank high for the combinations of rares. OK so my favorite tactic is to use hard core jargon.
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlosTorres
    If you're writing a unique article, then single words won't matter. From my understanding, CopyScape checks for sentences and the words used in the order they're used. Not checking every single word.

    Hope this helps a bit!
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    Writing an article on SEO should never be a problem with copyscape. You will come across issues when statistics are needed or writing an article that includes historical information. For instance, The WF was first started in X by X, may be an issue.

    The length of the article will also matter. I rarely come across copyscape issues, but when I do, it is always because the article is 250 - 300 words and requires a long product name which flags copyscape.
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