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Google Really Hates Duplicate Contents

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I have a Sysadmin blog under everything-eli dot com domain for some time now where I post things that are happening at work. If you go there (please don’t) it’s not been updated recently. (If you want to, this is my sysadmin blog. :))

The primary use of that piece of shit site it to try out modified WordPress layouts that I find cool and interesting and also the place to test Adsense/Bidvertiser ad placements.

It is also this site that may have caused a page rank drop on my inmylife blog.


Because Google Hates Duplicate Contents

Google And Duplicate Posts

Google says:

…deliberately duplicated across domains in an attempt to manipulate search engine rankings or win more traffic…. can result in a poor user experience

I totally agree with that. However, the ‘duplicate content’ that I made is the one that Google refers to as not deceptive in origin. But what can I do? Is there a support on Google where I can submit tickets and complain that they made a mistake?
Anyway, it also says here that Google will not include you in their index if a post is seen, or if you try to post the same content in different URLs. This is applicable for those who have multiple blogs with same niche.

Avoid posting the same article or the same content even if it’s not deceptive in origin. At least try to re-word the article.

Matt Curtis himself says that there is such a thing as duplicate content penalties.

The Problem With WordPress

WordPress has this feature where you post an article and it will be available in many URLs.

For example, consider “https://mydomain.com/mypost” and “https://mydomain.com/mypost” may look the same for humans but it is completely different in the eyes of Google.

Lucia of Big Bucks Blogger made this Canonical URL Fixer plugin that can eliminate those kind of duplicate posts.


Now, I wonder if this URL is a duplicate of this one?

5 Responses to “Google Really Hates Duplicate Contents”

  1. marhgil says:

    WordPress 2.3 automatically solves the canonical URL problem, you don’t need any plugin. So, upgrade na! ;)

    Now, to avoid duplicate content in the eyes of Google with your posts, use the “More” feature of WordPress, like what I’m doing. By using the More feature, only your permalink page has the full unique content, while the archives/categories pages and main page contains only the first few sentences of your post.

    Hope this helps. ;)

  2. Elizar says:

    Thanks for the tip Marhgil! I’m still waiting for bugs (and bug fixes) before I upgrade… But dun din punta nun.. :)

    About the ‘more’ feature, I’ve been meaning to ask you about that.. I’m subscribe to your feed and I am receiving the full RSS feed even though you use ‘more’.. WordPress said that
    “If you use the feature, it will cut off posts in RSS feeds.”

    How do you do yours? Thanks!

  3. marhgil says:

    hi! i used this plugin to have a full feed despite using “more”.

  4. Elizar says:

    Thank you very much marhgil.. another great help from you! :D

    Pag naging pro ako, it’s because of your help! ;)

  5. lucia says:

    I haven’t upgraded to 2.3 because I need to get several of my plugins updated first. (Everyone t hat uses categories needs to be updated to deal with the new way 2.3 deals with categories!)

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