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    Will these pages be considered duplicate content?


    In my article navigation structure, you go to the index and see the list of main topics. If you click on a topic it's a new page that lists the articles in that topic, then below that lists the main categories for convenience.

    So basically, the only difference between the pages "Topic1 articles" and "Topic2 articles" is the list of articles. The rest of the page is exactly the same (except title, headers, meta, etc of course)

    Here is a link to see what I mean: http://www.thefeedzone.com/articles/index.php?cat=cycling

    At the top where you see "Beginner cyclist" if it were a different topic like "Equipment" the only difference would be the list of articles, and things like title headers and meta words. (I haven't started adding the content yet so there is only one article listed)

    For the user this is the most convenient thing though...

    (Oh and if you click the link please let me know if the page loads pretty fast)
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    the page does load fast.

    i think you'll be OK with your plan as far as duplicate content goes.
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    If you've not looked yet, try entering both pages here: http://www.webconfs.com/similar-page-checker.php. It'll give you the percentage that they're similar.
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    I did. The pages were around 90% similar. That seems like a lot, but I don't know what 'a lot' is for search engine spiders...

    These two pages it said 91%:

    http://www.thefeedzone.com/articles/index.php?cat=weekly

    http://www.thefeedzone.com/articles/index.php?cat=cycling

    I realize once I add more content they will get more and more dissimilar, but that takes time. I'd rather not have a penalty and have to get rid of it. And who knows how long google keeps a record of your penalties and such.

    anyone know more on this?
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    try adding an RSS feed, or some other dynamic content. that is how i'm fixing a duplicate content problem as we speak.
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    Originally Posted by toddieg
    try adding an RSS feed, or some other dynamic content. that is how i'm fixing a duplicate content problem as we speak.
    Well if I DO get nailed for duplicate content, how will I know? Will I even get indexed? (am not currently)
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    Originally Posted by toddieg
    try adding an RSS feed, or some other dynamic content. that is how i'm fixing a duplicate content problem as we speak.
    Where are you getting the RSS feed, i need one too.
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    Cool


    Originally Posted by toddieg
    try adding an RSS feed, or some other dynamic content. that is how i'm fixing a duplicate content problem as we speak.
    That's what I did as well. I had 12 page almost identical. The RSS feeds did the trick.
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    Doesn't an rss feed guarantee that some of your content will be identical to others.

    It seems to me like could worsen the problem.
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    Only *if* G spidered another site that was displaying the same feed at the same time as my site. But since my feed is custom and the parameters are location+industry the odds are pretty long that something like that would happen. If a competitor copied my tactic I'd be on to them pretty quick. Then I guess it would be a battle for the most relevant news.

    Man, that would suck.

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