Duplicate Content Penalty Not a 30 60 90 Day Time Span

Jan 14, 2005 • 8:36 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

A day or so ago, Ben wrote an entry summarizing a thread at SEW Forums named Duplicate Content Penalty Timespan, where a member told others that he believes that there is a set time span dependent on the number of offenses for the length your pages will be penalized for duplicate content. Danny Sullivan just responded in the thread stating that he got word back from Matt Cutts of Google that this is not exactly the case. The exact words of the email was; "I mentioned concrete numbers, but as a "for example" illustration. It's not a 30-60-90 day thing."

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09/20/2005 09:33 pm

On one of the websites that I manage, I saw a 97 days penalty...does it still mean that there are some rough periods that are used?


11/23/2005 11:24 pm

I have written some articles and submitted them to several article banks. They were picked up and have created many links. Does this count as "duplicate content"? I am not sure what duplicate content means.

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