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Old 12-29-2010, 04:38 AM
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Page ranks high in google, with copied content from Wikipedia

Hello there fellow SEO friends.

When you use google and search for the keyword "lasersnijden" one of the top ranking sites is:

lasersnijden [dot] org

When you compare the text on this website, you clearly read that all content has been copyed from Wikipedia.

On the bottom of the page a link is presented:
Doing a domain check to: lasersnijden [dot] org shows that this domain is property of wolswinkel[dot]net!

Still both pages are highly ranked, I was wondering what you guys think of this? I read everywhere that copying content lowers your ranking!

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Old 12-29-2010, 07:58 AM
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Thats probably because of the domain name.
Also it might be that, there arent too many sites with good content on this.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:58 AM
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A quick look up of the keyword in Market Samurai shows that its got easy competition
So that's probably the reason why this site ranked high, mainly depending on its domain name having an exact match with the keyword, nothing more..
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:18 PM
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I wouldn't copy content. Google looks for unique articles
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This is due to the domain name and the kieyword is low competitive keyword that has very low search volume, it is easy to get rank #1 but it wouldnt help to generate traffic
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Originally Posted by wowowo0080 View Post
“duplicate content penalty” is a myth
i agree.

it's also good to note that duplicate content on the same site is another sotry.
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