Duplicated Posts

Last Update: April 26, 2019

Today I would like to offer some information that may be of help to the WA community.

It is wonderful to see so many people blogging and I enjoy all the various genres of content. I am always gaining new knowledge or motivation, from the stories that I read each day.

Now, I have just recently noticed, how many new members are eager to show their written website content here, and who do not realise, the ramifications of what that means for their work.

To clarify this I will give you the following scenario.

Two days ago, I was helping my cousin build her first website, and assisting with questions that she had with our OEC WA training.

She wanted me to show her how to use Site Content and with placing images into her content.

I was trying to explain to her, how to avoid duplicating content. As an example, I asked her to place the same image, and her profile content without editing in her personal WA profile, within her 'About Me' page.

As she clicked on the 'publish' button, a pop up showed up warning that the material about to be published had duplicated content. Obviously, it was the image she used from her profile.

My cousin was very happy that I showed her this, and will avoid duplicaing/copying information from now on.

If you are new, or did not know this (all mentioned in our training), I suggest that, if you want to mention your own site information, that it would be better, for you to give a summary of what you have written, and not just copy/paste/write what you intend to place in your website into your WA blogs.

You need to realise that any content we create or add in this community whether in our comments or WA blogs are indexed/ranked as part of the WA site. The whole world gets to read it as well.

They become duplicates, and may not help your ranking with the search engines.

The information you added, becomes a tool for the whole WA community to share and, to promote WA.

This is the reason why, every member's blog or training has an affiliate $ icon above it, so that we can use someone else's blog/training with our own affiliate links to promote WA.

You can try and delete your blogs, but that also affects your ranking in WA, because you will be removing any community comments etc, also.

I am sorry if this blog of mine has come too late for some of you and it is not to discourage you from sharing your stories here, it is just so that you understand why our content/images must be unique, and not just copied.

The search engines will notice and it will affect your site ranking.

I am not sure why some members post a copy of their site contents, but I am assuming some, wish to get feedback before they publish. If this is, the reason, then again I suggest using Site Feedback, or asking someone here to look at it for you, and provide an honest review.

Please let me know if you need clarification or have any questions.

Saane

If you still think I made this up please see this link from Kyle's training for further clarification https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wealthy-affiliate-t...

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CandP Premium
Hi Saane. We agree with everything you have said generally about duplicate content but have a query about the repeated use of images. Our understanding is that images themselves are not considered duplicate content. If they were then, for instance, every time we used one of the free images in SiteContent (and which will likely have been used multiple times before by others) it would be considered duplicate content.
Did we misunderstand what you were saying?
Colette and Philip
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SnazzyIT Premium
Sorry guys I will edit that as people will get confused. However, she used her own family image, not one from a program. Thanks for pointing this out.
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CandP Premium
Please don't apologize, we just wanted to be sure we weren't misunderstanding what you were saying. It's a really good post.
Colette and Philip
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SnazzyIT Premium
You are dears ☺️
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KC1953 Premium
Didn't know but good to know. Got a question though. I have a current website and like the content but I want to change the name of the biz and just move the content to the new site. If I remove the content, delete the old site, then put the content on the new site, that would avoid the duplicate content issue, correct?
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AffMktgRt Premium
I do believe that there is an option to duplicate your WordPress site and then use a different name and domain name for it. I know that Wix.com offers that option.

I think you should do that first and then delete the old one.

As to the content being duplicate in the end of that process, I think that others here can answer that question. I personally would think that it will be duplicate content since it has been previously published, however, I can be wrong in that assumption.

Blessings!
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you ☺️
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SnazzyIT Premium
Yes you can move your old content over to a new site. However, just deleting and copying will have a negative impact on your ranking. You need a redirect code for the search engines. I did one just last week, here is my blog question, some members gave me good advice that may help you too
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KC1953 Premium
Thanks. I'll check it out
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KC1953 Premium
Thanks
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Chris181 Premium
Wise words Snazzy! It's not something I do but I'll definitely keep it in mind.

One thing though, if you don't mind? Is it wise for someone to blog on WA about their specific ideas for their website. Niche ideas, keyword research etc? I am a trusting person but have you heard of anyone's ideas being stolen or copied?
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you, and your question is a valid one. I have helped people with their niche ideas, and found that the many who PM do so, because they don't want their ideas stolen. Some are quite happy to share openly, but there have been cases of websites being hacked and copied.

I suggest being wise, even in WA. Spammers have become quite smart, and if your specific niche site has a high ranking it can be a target.

Just keep your great ideas to yourself and share general information about them.
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Chris181 Premium
Thanks a lot Snazzy. You confirmed what I was thinking.

Have a great day!
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AffMktgRt Premium
Thank you for sharing this info.

I think it is also hopefully clearing out some of the perceptions of content written here somehow just staying within the WA confines and not being out there on the internet.

I tend to ask he permission of other WA members to re-post their materials and giving them the credit for it. The reality of it is that ANY post, here or anywhere, is going to be already out there on the internet.

One thing I am unclear of is sharing a blog post in that it seems that multiple shares may actually harm its rankings.

If someone can explain how that works, I would greatly appreciate it.

Blessings!
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you. You are absolutely right. It will also help us differentiate between real spammers and those who genuinely did not read the rules. More than often the copied content comes with all the links as well.

I was just asked about the blog shares by someone else. Apparently if you wish to share a success story by another member you can click the link icon (chain) above that specific blog and send by email or use it in your review of WA. I use it as call to action buttons for people to click and read themselves of member success stories.

If the people used the link, to sign up, you get a percentage for promoting it.

When we use it in here, just say, you are encouraging a starter to upgrade and send them a blog/training link (using your referral link of course) you get paid cash credits for it by WA, if that starter member upgrades.

Hope that answered your question ☺️
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AffMktgRt Premium
Thank you for that clarification.

What I was also trying to determine was whether multiple shares of the original post harm its Google rankings since it is in fact duplicated content.

Blessings!
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alisterbrede Premium
I don't understand what you mean by "post a copy of their site's content". I see there is a provision for a link to my website on the right hand side of this screen under my profile. I notice not everybody uses that. I certainly like to take a look at people's websites when I follow them and try to look at sites but am often disappointed. I am not entirely clear about the purpose of these WA internal blogs. Yes, they are there to create a community spirit but how do they add to revenue generation which I assume is the purpose of affiliate marketing?
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SnazzyIT Premium
I had just read a blog in here by Tim, who has probably deleted it after after reading my comment about duplication. He had practically copied copied his whole WA review post with WA links and all (website content) onto his blog here. That's what I meant. I also noticed other new members placing their niche contents also, and were confused when people told them to remove their links (which they did not intend to spam).

The internal blogs are useful, especially for those promoting WA instead of creating niche sites. They can link a success story of one of the members into their content, using their own affiliate link. That way, when people click the link and are directed into the actual WA blog. If those people join, using that blog, the member who promoted the story/blog gets a percentage of the referral also.
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