Is Google able to tell that the copied content is different from the original content and what are the results?
We also have to take into account that the main objective of Google is for search engines to be able to provide the most relevant results to users. In this sense, even if the content is the same, the search engine will provide the most relevant results.
What Google sees?
Google has three main ways of determining what is content:
- The content is manually written by the author.
- The content is automatically generated by an algorithm.
- The content is the result of a search query, which means that it’s based on the search terms that users enter.
For example, if we search for the word “sales tax” in Google, we find websites where the word “sales tax” is written in the title, meta description, or even in the header:
Of course, this means that Google can understand that these pages are similar to the ones that we have in our Google Analytics accounts, which is great news.
But it’s not good news for search engines to see identical content over and over again, as it can harm their reputation.
Google doesn’t punish search engines for duplicate content
If you have duplicate content, there’s nothing Google can do:
- If the pages were created by humans, Google may penalize the content by sending a manual action.
- If the pages were generated by an algorithm, Google will not penalize the pages, but they may take actions against the sites that are generating duplicate content, such as changing the title tag.
Google has a specific feature in its Quality Raters Guidelines that says that duplicate content is not a reason for a penalty or a manual action.
So, if a page is identical to a page that has been penalized, it’s not in Google’s interest to tell other pages to duplicate your content as it will not help them to improve their ranking.
So in this sense, any duplicate content that is found doesn’t have any negative impact on your website’s SEO.
If you have the same content on your website, the only thing you need to worry about is when Google sees that you have the same content on pages across multiple websites.
The content on these pages is identical across sites, which means that Google cannot understand that they are unique, which means that for these pages, duplicate content is not a problem.
Duplicate content on pages that have been penalized
If you have pages that have been penalized, then Google will tell you that pages that have the same content are duplicates.
For example, if you have a duplicate page using the same content from your Analytics account, then Google will tell you that you have the same content on this page.
How Google looks at duplicate content?
Google can get confused if you have the same content on different websites. As you can see in the example above, if you have the same content on multiple pages, Google may not know if these pages are identical or not.
In this case, Google may think that these pages are duplicate, even if they are not.
This means that if you have the same content on different pages, then Google may think that you have the same content.
So if you have different content on the same page, Google will tell you that it is duplicate.
How duplicate content impacts your rankings?
If Google has the same content on different pages, then these pages are duplicates and have the same content.
If Google can see that you have the same content on different pages, but these pages are unique, then it can tell that you have duplicate content.
This means that if you have pages with the same content, but with unique content, then you are likely to have duplicate content.
In this case, Google may think that you have duplicate content, as this can be confusing for a search engine, and it can make it harder for it to understand whether the page you have is the same as another one.
Duplicate content can be harmful to your SEO
If you have duplicate content on your pages, Google will likely find duplicates and will think that you have duplicate content, as you will have identical or very similar content on the same page.
So, if you have identical content on a page, Google will consider this to be a duplicate page, even if it is unique.
So if you have duplicate content on the same website, it is important to make sure that you have unique content on each page.
The content that you have on your website is unique, so that it can be easier for Google to understand that you are the owner of the page.
If you already have duplicate content on your website, then it is important that you have unique content on each page. If you don’t, then you may harm your SEO and have a high chance of losing rankings.
If you want to avoid duplicate content, then you can use the URL Inspection tool in Google Search Console to check for duplicate URLs.
If you find duplicate URLs, you can review your duplicate pages and ensure that there are no duplicate URLs or pages on the same website.
This will also help Google to understand that you own each page and that it’s not a duplicate.
If you see that there are duplicate pages with identical content, then it’s best to remove all of these pages from your website.
If you want Google to find these pages, then you should find other websites that have the same content and submit a disavow file for them.
Duplicate content is something that Google may consider if you are using duplicate content across different websites.
If you use duplicate content, then you have duplicate content on your website. The content that you have on these pages is identical, as you are using the same content on the same pages over and over again.
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