How does Duplicate Content Affect SEO
Well! So you want to understand that how does Duplicate Content affect SEO. If it is so, then I think that you are serious to understand about Duplicate Content Strategy. But before it let’s understand first that what is the Duplicate Content.
What is Duplicate Content
Duplicate Content is basically that Content which appears on internet in more than one Place. In That situation Search Engines has to think that which content to present before the audiences and which to ignore. In this situation Search Engines has to decide to fix their indexes for better search results and user experiences.
How does Duplicate Content affect SEO
Now the next question is that how does Duplicate Content affect SEO? The very simple and great answer for this question is that Google put down your website from SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages) or may be remove it completely from SERPs. Just have a look of following snapshot.
Look at the last lines in which Google itself has said that the site might be removed entirely from their index so that it won’t be appear in Search Results. So if you are a newbie in the world of blogging then you should be careful that how to write seo friendly article. It must be unique and informative for your audiences.
How does Google determine Original Content?
Google determine that content original which is crawled by Google bot first. If your content is crawled by Google bot first then your content will be the original one. But if you write any article and it is copied by any high PR (Page Rank) website which is crawled by Google by every hour and suppose your website is crawled by Google once in a day. So It may happen that article written by you may be crawled on another website first rather than you, who copied your content. In this way that content will be considered original for that website in the eyes of Google. So what you will do in that condition? Let’s understand that how to overcome from this situation.
How to keep your Content Original
Always do one thing first whenever you write any article and that is: Just apply “Fetch as Google” in Google webmaster to index it immediately in Google index directory. In this way your article will be considered as original in the eyes of Google.
But still there is a problem and that is, you can’t stop the people to copy your article or content. So what will you do in that situation? To prevent such kind of content stealing you have to lodge a complaint in Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When you lodge a complaint in DMCA to Google then Google takes the necessary action and force that website to remove your content or in some cases Google removes that website from Search Results for better user experiences.
How to check that your Content is Original or Not
Now the next question is that “How to check that the Content you have written is Original or has been written by someone else before”. For this there are so many tools are available on internet. I will describe only one tool at this time, rest tools I will describe in my another article. The most popular tool to determine content duplicity is Plagiarism-Checker from Small SEO Tools. Just follow the link http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/. You will see following screen.
Now just enter the content which you want to check for duplicity in the box provided and enter the security code. Finally Just click on check plagiarism button to check the Uniqueness of the content. That is all for now. We will return with such useful information in our next article.