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I had a site that was slowly climbing to page 1 and then sunk to page 12. It has more backlinks thank any on page 1 and it has good on page seo. I coudn't work out why until I copyscaped my site and found chunks of duplicate text. Unfortunately I outsourced the bulk of the articles to fiverr (big mistake!) Needless to say I have now changed these and ensured seo is still ok (using seopressor).

Should my ranking get better or should I just give up with it?
#content #duplicate
  • Profile picture of the author ktonline
    You have a good chance of getting your ranking back up, but keep in mind that it may take sometime.
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  • Profile picture of the author JammerJones
    Originally Posted by cybernetuk View Post

    I had a site that was slowly climbing to page 1 and then sunk to page 12. It has more backlinks thank any on page 1 and it has good on page seo. I coudn't work out why until I copyscaped my site and found chunks of duplicate text. Unfortunately I outsourced the bulk of the articles to fiverr (big mistake!) Needless to say I have now changed these and ensured seo is still ok (using seopressor).

    Should my ranking get better or should I just give up with it?
    As long as you've removed the duplicate articles you'll be fine. You mind PM'ing me your URL? I'd like to see what you mean by "good" on page seo. I can give you some feedback if you'd like.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Chunks of duplicate content is common. Big sites
      have lots of chunks of duplicate content. That's
      not a duplicate content penalty. Why people confuse
      the issue is beyond me.

      Think about it. The bloke above me has a sig. Quite
      a large sig and chunk of "content." He's got
      44 posts. That's 44 places of chunks of duplicate
      content on the WF.

      Now how many members here have a sig? Some are
      paragraphs even. There is a zillion chunks of duplicate
      content all over the WF. Are they penalized? Of course
      not.

      Your site is probably under going normal fluctuations
      as the internet is not static.

      Cause and effect here at the WF always seems to
      be prevalent in muddling things up.

      Duplicate complete articles are fine as well on the
      same site. People who just don't know that are
      always screaming the sky is falling.

      People never seem to put duplicate content in context
      of a "duplicate" content penalty, but just go gaga over
      the mere fact that anyone has duplicate content.

      Seriously. How many tweets get retweeted? Facebook posts
      go viral....on facebook....amazon has a never ending supply
      of duplicate content...

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author Phoenixfk
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Chunks of duplicate content is common. Big sites
        have lots of chunks of duplicate content. That's
        not a duplicate content penalty. Why people confuse
        the issue is beyond me.

        Think about it. The bloke above me has a sig. Quite
        a large sig and chunk of "content." He's got
        44 posts. That's 44 places of chunks of duplicate
        content on the WF.

        Now how many members here have a sig? Some are
        paragraphs even. There is a zillion chunks of duplicate
        content all over the WF. Are they penalized? Of course
        not.

        Your site is probably under going normal fluctuations
        as the internet is not static.

        Cause and effect here at the WF always seems to
        be prevalent in muddling things up.

        Duplicate complete articles are fine as well on the
        same site. People who just don't know that are
        always screaming the sky is falling.

        People never seem to put duplicate content in context
        of a "duplicate" content penalty, but just go gaga over
        the mere fact that anyone has duplicate content.

        Seriously. How many tweets get retweeted? Facebook posts
        go viral....on facebook....amazon has a never ending supply
        of duplicate content...

        Paul


        Hey Paul. This sounds 110% logical. But i to have had an experience just like this one just last week. I dropped from number 6 to 18 for posting the same articles in different 2.0 blogs. I first thought it was the google dance but i am now inclined to think it is some kind of penalty from google. Is it so?
        Felix
        Biznessmind.com
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  • Profile picture of the author JammerJones
    It depends on the guys site - if he has an information blog and just re-posting the top sites posts he's not going to get anywhere. If he's got an e-commerce site with a bunch of generic product descriptions that all of the other retailers have, that's fine. His site isn't penalized but if it's anything along the lines of the first scenario he's only going to benefit from replacing the duplicate content with quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simin
    Give more link juice to your money site... And keep improve your site, like off page, content and page speed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    Originally Posted by cybernetuk View Post

    I had a site that was slowly climbing to page 1 and then sunk to page 12. It has more backlinks thank any on page 1...
    You have no way of knowing if you have more backlinks than anyone on page 1. Not all backlinks show up and it may be that you have far fewer backlinks than they do regardless of what the backlink checkers say.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapstuff
    What is the age of your site? Often times if the site does not have enough authority Google dances it around to keep a safe first page...
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  • Profile picture of the author coolash
    replace content with unique content and make use of canonicalization to stake claim on the content (though many would disagree, I think it does help)......
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    I would suggest you to build one way back links from theme based PR sites. This will surely help you in getting fast results
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    • Profile picture of the author ravikumars99
      Originally Posted by diyakapoor View Post

      I would suggest you to build one way back links from theme based PR sites. This will surely help you in getting fast results
      even I am looking for theme based PR sites but where can I get that
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  • Profile picture of the author bloation
    Change the copied content, when it comes to outsources, be sure to check about it. continue building high pr backlink and you're on your way to rank1
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  • Profile picture of the author martworld
    Don't give up. Your site will come up at the same spot sooner or later
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  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    Constant SEO is the key to get top rankings, if you give up, then someone else will replace you.
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  • Profile picture of the author westportclan
    It definitely takes time to get your ranking back after a duplicate content issue. Get the content sorted and then steady link building.
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