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    Question about plagiarism?


    We always say content is king and should be unique but can Google also catch plagiarism in Pdf and Ppt publication. If certain report or presentation is a spin off of another original document ,would Google penalize the website or rank it down or itís a waste of time.

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    • RonMathew agrees : Google can cach the plagirism in PDf as well as inn PPt format as still content is king and google penaloze for the duplicate content.
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    Plagiarism - the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own. That in itself doesn't denote the commercialized value.

    In the world of ordered results it is difficult to present an unauthorized divertive work (intentional or unintentional) without the original showing as well.

    From the side of the search engine... Google's algorithms are not anti-infringement software. Google cannot determine which page(s) are the original & which page(s) are the unauthorized divertive it merely scores each page independently.

    Be that as it may, you cannot assume Google, in itself, will "catch" anything and devalue it based on legal or ethical rational anymore than you can say you will be rewarded because of your guile of being the first original in a certain format.
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    I think a wise policy is to avoid plagiarism at all costs. Sources can be quoted, but those quotes shouldn't be the bread-and-butter of a new piece.
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    People believe in Smart work and that is why believe in curating the content and posting it. Which might rank them for a short period but not good for long term. Thus we must always stick to new, unique, creative, effective and authentic contents rather than wasting time in copying the content.

    Dont know about Google will penalize the content or not but if you use a fair method of writing content your page will surely rank.

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    Agreed - please don't post in older threads. It's unlikely that the OP will return, and the discussion has long died. It also tends to invite spammers to swarm. Closing the thread.

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