25 May '13, 9pm

SEO and Duplicate Content Issues That Hurt Google Traffic

SEO and Duplicate Content Issues That Hurt Google Traffic

Very nice article. I would like to contribute a reminder that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act can be your friend for egregious third party situations. We have a client whose site content and code had been scraped. We discovered this by using Copyscape to detect DC issues. Direct communications with the offending party, including letters from an attorney, failed to get action. After months of frustration we escalated the duplicate content/copyright infringement matter by filing a DMCA report to Google (use this link >> http://www.google.com/dmca.html). Subsequently the offending site was dropped from every SERP. The DMCA link should be used as only a last resort for dealing with duplicate content problems caused by scrapers or plagiarists but it's there if you need it.

Full article: http://www.highrankings.com/duplicate-content-google-346

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