Will Google see translated articles as duplicated?

by hosst
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I wanted to know if you think that Google will consider translated articles as duplicated content, if so, how to avoid it. Thank you and happy holidays!

Jenny
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  • Profile picture of the author chaksmiths
    no! even if you rewrite an article in your own words google wont bother by it. Just make sure it pass the copy scape test
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Originally Posted by hosst View Post

    I wanted to know if you think that Google will consider translated articles as duplicated content, if so, how to avoid it. Thank you and happy holidays!

    Jenny
    Dunno if Google penalises for using articles translated from one language into another but I'm certain you won't experience any difficulty ranking with that type of content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Divo
    If the translated pages are on the same site IT IS DUPLICATE CONTENT.
    The way around is to simply provide a translation plugin/widget for those pages instead of translating them and putting them on the same site.

    Much Luck To You!
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    • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
      Originally Posted by Divo View Post

      If the translated pages are on the same site IT IS DUPLICATE CONTENT.
      The way around is to simply provide a translation plugin/widget for those pages instead of translating them and putting them on the same site.

      Much Luck To You!
      If the content is on two different sites, how is it duplicate content? The duplicate content issue only pops up when you have duplicate or very similar content on your own site, not when two sites have similar content. In this latter situation, Google simply picks the best version to represent that page/article and shows that in results. That's not a penalty, just Google selecting the best option for search engine users.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ramis
    Originally Posted by hosst View Post

    I wanted to know if you think that Google will consider translated articles as duplicated content, if so, how to avoid it. Thank you and happy holidays!

    Jenny
    Jenny colleague did not engage in this nonsense. better to write quality articles uniqueness which will be 100% and then the search engines will respect and love your site and do his will gradually withdraw to the top.
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  • Profile picture of the author roysrooter
    you should make quality and unique content for article .I don't think so language does matter for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    The words are different which makes the article 100% unique.

    Like others said, for now you don't have any problem until Google thinks so.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenniferrini
    Google wont consider translated content as duplicate content.
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    • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
      Originally Posted by jenniferrini View Post

      Google wont consider translated content as duplicate content.
      Duplicate content is all over the internet and some of it even ranks fairly well. The real issue that Google has is when a website has multiple pages on it's own website that have identical or nearly identical content. For example, back in the day, eHow had thousands of pages with nearly identical content, all highly optimized and each page targeted at a specific long tail keyword. Each keyword was only slightly different than the last one. There was no real effort to make the content on each page unique enough. Nowadays, Google suggests merging such pages together. That type of site was heavily penalized after original Panda update.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosalinacristy
    You should convert the same article in your own language and check it in copy scape tool for duplicate content after that you post it. Google doesn't consider your content as duplicate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brown2
    Translated content is not duplicate content as it will change the article into new one by using some other different words.Translated article should be tested in a plagiarism tool so that you can check your content uniqueness. Your content should be 100% unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author bappa06
    Use content duplication tools. Like copyscape or duplichecker (Free). If they'll pass the content you can use it any where. But follow content guidelines for better seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author NSA
    I think it is no problem at all because different languages are indeed for different audiences. Users benefit from it, so I see no reason why it should be bad in any way.

    Sure, better make quality translation (correct grammar, no auto-translate crap) and put the right language Tag into your HTML for all such pages: HTML ISO Language Code Reference

    As of my experience this way is still genuine and perfectly fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author abdulwahabmalik
    my website which was about science experiments was also blocked by Google because i used translated my article and again published it so it doesn't look like duplicate article.
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  • Profile picture of the author NSA
    @abdulwahabmalik:

    Did you use auto-translator or natural human made translation and did you put language tag correctly? Also a proper URL structure could be beneficial to make it a solid work. I am wondering, cause when done right I could never see any problem at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author abdulwahabmalik
      when my website was blocked i asked google for reason. After a week they told me about duplicate content.
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      • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
        Originally Posted by abdulwahabmalik View Post

        when my website was blocked i asked google for reason. After a week they told me about duplicate content.
        If you got a response from Google, then this is most likely the accurate response to the OP, likely Google considers it to be duplicate content.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by abdulwahabmalik View Post

        when my website was blocked i asked google for reason. After a week they told me about duplicate content.
        Yeah. Sure "they" did.

        I cannot believe the amount of BS in this thread.

        I guess wikipedia is on the verge of a deindex from google.

        Junk sites or violations have nothing to do with duplicate content.

        Google indexes and loves boatloads of duplicate content.

        The internet runs on it.

        Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author gsesoftsolutions
    In the same website, Google will not penalize your website having translated content. If you are having your website in many languages, you have to mention Google language code. If you will copy the english content and will use after translation in any other external website, you can be penalized by Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Skipper
    I am not overly competent in this question, but am guilty of having had sites that were only partially translated ... and on a missing translation, the original text was shown to avoid broken links or empty pages. So yes, that was certainly duplicate content in a translation context.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amrina
    No! Not a problem you can rewrite the article but don't copy from other websites, you need to change every word. Google will check only whether the article is copy or not.
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  • Jenny,

    I don't think Google penalizes sites for having exact copies of its content in other sites. Why? Well, mainly because -- If this were true, then your competitors can copy your newly published content and post it in their sites that are indexed much faster by Google than your site, so as to penalize your site; and

    I think Google just ranks these exact copies using their same ranking parameters, which may also be the reason why you see a news article in a prominent news site with a household brand ranking higher for relevant keywords than the exact copy in a new, lesser known blog, though Google may be trying to correct this (through Panda and their recent updates) by ranking the original source of the content higher than syndicated copies. Also:

    Google said they frown down on sites that just syndicate exact copies of content from other sites, instead of producing more of their own content; and

    I think Google doesn't want you to post exact copies of your content under one domain, though -- Google said you don't need to worry about say a printer friendly version of your content in one page and another exact copy in another page under the same domain. With this:

    I don't think you'd have to worry about Google penalizing your site for having translated versions of your content (even machine-translated versions, but machine-translated versions could affect human readability, so better to go with manually translated versions) under the same domain. However:

    You could get better SEO mileage if you host manually translated versions of your content under country-specific domains that correspond to the languages of your translated content...
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  • Profile picture of the author URauf
    Does Google penalizes you for re writing a few paragraphs of our competitors website in my own words?
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    • URauf,

      No, I don't think Google would penalize your site for rewriting a few paragraphs of your competitor's already published site content, though you may want to make sure that you aren't violating any copyright laws because your competitor might sue you. Also:

      Even if you publish the exact copy of your competitor's content on your site (with your competitor's syndication permission of course so as to avoid possible copyright infringement) --I don't think Google would penalize your site, and Google would most likely rank your competitor's original copy and your syndicated copy the same way they rank two unique pages from different sites, though:

      With Google's recent updates (post Panda) -- Some are reporting that their original copies are ranking higher in Google for relevant keyword searches than syndicated copies of the exact same content, even if their site has lower authority and the original copy has lower PR than the other site and the syndicated copy (with probably the main difference being the original copy was published and indexed first by Google than the syndicated copy), which may indicate that Google is giving more SERP mileage to publishers of original content than publishers of syndicated copies; though:

      There are also instances where syndicated copies are not shown by Google in the main search results index, but rather included in the omitted results. However:

      I don't think this is a "penalty", but rather Google wanting to avoid presenting the same exact content to the searcher...
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