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- Length of Google duplicate content penalty
February 28, 2005, 12:26 am
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Internet contains a copy of my content. Google has penalized every
single page of my web site for this and completely removed this site
from the SERPS. My site still maintains a PR5.
OK, this is well known Google behavior and is generally a good thing.
I am not complaining at all. I caused this to happen.
I have since changed the contents of my original content and I have
also caused the contents of the duplicate content to be changed. The
filenames remain the same, but all pages have been modified to be
My query is this:
Does anyone have an idea as to how long I must wait for the Google
duplicate content penalty to expire?
The pages are now different, but the penalty continues.
I am thinking about moving all of my files to a new directory
structure, to see if that evades the existing penalty. Of course,
that will invalidate all of my existing inbound links. It's a nasty
Re: Length of Google duplicate content penalty
That's very odd. Have the pages been spidered and indexed? I would say it
would take as long as Google notices the new content. Maybe a kind of
hysteresis, but not very long.
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