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    Duplicate Content Question


    Hi everyone, quick question.

    If i were to publish content to one page and then published the same content in lets say reverse order, is it still considered duplicate content? For example, one post has a top 5 _____
    1.item a
    2.item b
    3.item c
    4.item d
    5.item e

    now is the following post about the same top 5 ___ considered duplicate content to search engines? How "different" does a page have to be to be not considered duplicate content?

    1. item e
    2. item d
    3. item c
    4. item b
    5. item a

    Thanks for the help and suggestions!
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    Regardless of whether it's duplicate content, how could this be useful for any purpose?

    And it would really depend upon everything else on the page. Does the page look the exact same otherwise? Any other text?
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    this is more in regards to article posting... my appologies for not clarifying. I would hate to post articles on several sites and have it all looked at as duplicate content.
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    You might be better off writing one, good quality article, and hosting it on your own site. Then find links to it. This process will help you a lot more than giving your content away to other sites.

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    • realityhack agrees : Seems like a much better plan.
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    We sell about six different products that come in about 40 different styles. These were being sold on 40 different pages, each page listing the six products. For example....

    Page A: Wooden Widgets
    ===================
    red wooden widgets
    blue wooden widgets
    green wooden widgets
    yellow wooden widgets
    pink wooden widgets
    orange wooden widgets

    Page B: Brass Widgets
    ===================
    red brass widgets
    blue brass widgets
    green brass widgets
    yellow brass widgets
    pink brass widgets
    orange brass widgets

    On these pages we had unique descriptions for each of the colors but those same descriptions were repeated on all 40 of the pages just changing Wooden to Brass to Steel to Plastic.

    These pages were dynamite until a few years ago when most of the pages were filtered from the search results. Remaining pages ranked well but lots of pages were AWOL. We shuffled the order of the colors from page to page and that brought back lots of the pages but still lots were missing.

    We finally did a rewrite and now they are dynamite again. Lots of really really really boring work to rewrite all of those as unique. Multiply to see how much boring work that was.
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    thanks for the responces everyone! I will play it safe and try to vary it up and not dance on the line of a duplicate content penalty.
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    If you submit the same article to 100 places....they will all rank according to the authority of each website.

    I have seen press releases and/or articles take up spots 1-10 of page 1 with the same content.

    They will drop off like any other website will drop off if you don't build backlinks to the page.

    You should always submit the best articles to your website first...and let it get indexed first as well

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