Let’s Ask Google!
We’ve talked a lot about the trouble with content theft, duplicate content and Google’s penalties for non-original content…
So the question gets asked… “
How can I make sure that Google knows my content is original?”
“Google crawls site A every hour and site B once in a day. Site B writes an article, site A copies it changing time stamp. Site A gets crawled first by Googlebot. Whose content is original in Google’s eyes and rank highly? If it’s A, then how does that do justice to site B?” via Kunal Pradhan, Ahmedabad, India
Matt Cutts, Google’s SEO expert weighs in on our options….
DMCA request: http://www.google.com/dmca.html
Google News source attribution metatags: http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/answer.py?answer=191283
We also know from a prior discussion that if the site is violating a lot of people or will not honor a DMCA but is running AdSense ads, then it can be reported and will likely have its AdSense account terminated.
The recent Google algorithm change that took a strike at low quality, duplicate and stolen content is certainly to be the major concern that causes this question to be asked!
As mentioned in that post, tools such as copyscape can give us one avenue to keep an eye on when duplicate content crops up and then the ability to utilize these suggestions to swat it back down if we feel inclined.
There ya have it, words from the SEO Guru himself!
Hope you enjoyed this SEO tip and I’d love if you’d tell me if and how you are keeping an eye on stolen content issues. Have you been affected by this? Maybe your one of the many bloggers that now choses to ignore the issue completely and keep blogging for your readers. Lets compare notes!
Thanks in advance for your comment and shares!
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