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September 20, 2009

For years there has been a lot of debate and controversy over the issue of duplicate content.

  • Is there a penalty imposed by the search engines for having material on your website that is identical to material on another website?

  • If so, how much of the content can be duplicated without penalty?

  • What is the penalty?

Five days ago, Google addressed this issue by posting a video on their Webmaster Central Blog by Greg Grothaus entitled Duplicate content and multiple site issues. Greg dispels the “Duplicate Content Penalty Myth” by essentially repeating what Google has been saying for years: there is no penalty. Read more …