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    Can you get back links from duplicate content?


    I am marketing a new site that promotes a legal team specialising in motoring law. They have provided me with an large amount of content on the law relating to drink driving, speeding, and motoring law in general. I have added this content to the site and I am waiting for it to be indexed.

    Once it has been indexed I am thinking of offering this content to other motoring sites (non legal of course) in exchange for a link back. I will do this by adding a small text link at the bottom of the article.

    I have seen this done a few times before and feel it would be appropriate in this instance.

    However, is there any way I can ensure that the pages on their site trigger the duplicate content filter and therefore do not get indexed in Google but my link back does?
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    Originally Posted by sjrh44
    However, is there any way I can ensure that the pages on their site trigger the duplicate content filter and therefore do not get indexed in Google but my link back does?
    NO

    Think about this... If you give an article to another webmaster who has a more powerful site than yours, it is quite likely that that article on their site will outrank any page on your site for the target keywords of that article. That will cut off your traffic and guess who will earn the links from that article?

    Unique, expert, high quality articles are extremely valuable. I don't give mine to anyone.
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    Originally Posted by EGOL
    NO

    Think about this... If you give an article to another webmaster who has a more powerful site than yours, it is quite likely that that article on their site will outrank any page on your site for the target keywords of that article. That will cut off your traffic and guess who will earn the links from that article?

    Unique, expert, high quality articles are extremely valuable. I don't give mine to anyone.
    Egol

    What are your views of doing this with content that matches the subject area of your site but not connected to your target key market?

    Lets say you have a site selling blue widgets and you write an article about cleaning blue widgets but write the article in such a way that it doesn't contain any of your keywords.

    I am an advocate of keeping quality content to your self. But what if you can gain links supplying "average" materiel?
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    My sites are run by a small team. I can't imagine spending any of their valuable time producing content for a website other than our own.

    If that article that you are giving away is any good then put it on your own website - and write it properly. Why let them have links that should go to your content - on your website?

    Feeding your competitor crumbs is still feeding your competitor.

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