Originally Posted by talksfour
But this article is written about 2 years ago, much before google panda came.
There is far to much guess work about how the "Panda" update affected what gets shown, and content duplication
Panda wasn't JUST another algorithm update it was a continuation and expansion of the indexing system that started with the "Caffeine" update. It was nothing paricularly to do with "duplicate content" but it WAS
about poor quality content or content made to look as if it wasn't copied.
If you search for a specific phrase from an "article" you will very likely find several URIs listed with the same content, which demonstrates they are NOT removed or penalised in any way, simply filtered for a particular search by a particular searcher in a particular location on a particular datacentre/server.
Content duplication happens all over the Internet, there are several replicas of this forum and it's threads in aggregators, feed readers etc etc. Wordpress creates several URLs that serve the same content, vBulletin does the same with "lo-fi" print versions etc. It's simply not a big deal, just another "issue" for SEO "experts" to witter
on about, and of course charge their clients for "fixing" yet another non-problem.
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