Google and duplicate content

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It has just occurred to me that all my lengthy privacy policy page share about 99% content with my other websites and include about 1200 words. Given that I have a number of website plus my mentor provided me with his privacy policy so there probably hundreds of pages like this on internet.

I'm hoping I'm concerned about nothing but do you have any views on how google will treat this in relation to duplicate content?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You are concerned about nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
    It only matters if you are worried about getting your privacy policy indexed. If you want to rank for the keyword "privacy policy" then you are going to struggle.

    Originally Posted by Nigel Howell View Post

    It has just occurred to me that all my lengthy privacy policy page share about 99% content with my other websites and include about 1200 words. Given that I have a number of website plus my mentor provided me with his privacy policy so there probably hundreds of pages like this on internet.

    I'm hoping I'm concerned about nothing but do you have any views on how google will treat this in relation to duplicate content?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Howell
    That's great. thanks for you help
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  • Profile picture of the author Liquidgraph
    It's recommended you disallow your privacy policy from robots.txt anyway. Google doesn't need to index it.
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  • Profile picture of the author poker princess
    There is a lot of misinformation on how google deals with duplicate content. It deals with it using filters, you don't need to be concerned with your site being penalized.
    If your worried add this to that page:

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
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  • Profile picture of the author bradtraversy
    Yes, Google mostly does not penalize on private policy because it totally depends upon and what you wants. So don't be confused by other's content.
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  • Profile picture of the author dhoste2
    No worries my friend! no one will really want to see your privacy policy anyway unless they are looking for it. You don't want that to be what shows up in a search over your homepage do you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Beau.Waddington
    Dont worry, google wont penalize you for it. I wouldn't put it in your robot.txt file cause remember you need a privacy policy for adsense, really only a person from google, when they inspect your website, needs to find it but letting google bot find it cant be a bad thing.

    Hope I helped
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    You can find more information here: The Truth and Myth of Duplicate Content
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  • Profile picture of the author netlinke
    Hi Guys,

    I have been looking for a way to add a Privacy Policy to my Blogger blog. Will appreciate it if someone help me with how to go about it.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author novintabligh
    You can use one of these options:

    1- block duplicate content in robots.txt using Disallow
    2- use nofollow,noindex as meta tag in header of your html
    3- use "canonical" tag and refer to the page you want to be indexed
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