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    Trying to improve my "SEO chops" so forgive if this is newbie stuff...

    I'm in a pretty competitive niche and have been actively analyzing my competitors sites.

    One site has over 15,000 pages of articles but most of them are copied from Wikipedia.

    Another has almost 20,000 pages of press releases.

    Aren't these "low value" pages due to their duplicate nature?

    How does having this type of content help SEO?
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    Originally Posted by OneInchPunch
    Trying to improve my "SEO chops" so forgive if this is newbie stuff...

    I'm in a pretty competitive niche and have been actively analyzing my competitors sites.

    One site has over 15,000 pages of articles but most of them are copied from Wikipedia.

    Another has almost 20,000 pages of press releases.

    Aren't these "low value" pages due to their duplicate nature?

    How does having this type of content help SEO?
    Why do you think this type of content ACTUALLY helped SEO?
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    This level of duplicate content, especially when it is grabbed from wikipedia or another strong site can trigger a Panda problem. That will be a domain level throttle that reduces rankings of many pages on the domain.
    * "It's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, it's the size of the fight in the dog." Mark Twain
    * "Free advice isn't worth much. Cheap advice is worth even less." EGOL
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    I once read something that talked about how we sometimes spend way too much time worrying about our competitors. The article talked about how, if we spent that much time creating something very unique for ourselves, we would a see much greater return on our (time) investment.

    I'm not criticizing you but just passing along this advice. I found it very wise and I don't spend nearly as much time these days trying to figure out what my competitors are doing. I see that as playing defense. I would much rather play offense. They can worry about what I'm doing.

    And to more directly answer your question, I agree with the others. All things duplicated are now frowned upon by Google. Panda changed everything.
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    Originally Posted by EGOL
    This level of duplicate content, especially when it is grabbed from wikipedia or another strong site can trigger a Panda problem. That will be a domain level throttle that reduces rankings of many pages on the domain.
    I really thought his site would've suffered from Panda update but his rankings haven't wavered.
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    I think the content with link will be placed on that site, so it not affect duplicate content issue. It helps only to drive the traffic to your site.
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    Stay away from duplicate content as much as you can, as if now Google is very strict with low quality websites and copy content stuff.

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