How can I make sure that Google knows my content is original?

“Google crawls site A every hour and site B once in a day. Site B writes an article, site A copies it changing time stamp. Site A gets crawled first by Googlebot. Whose content is original in Google’s eyes and rank highly? If it’s A, then how does that do justice to site B?” Kunal Pradhan, Ahmedabad, India DMCA request: www.google.com Google News source attribution metatags: www.google.com Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: www.google.com Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: twitter.com More videos: www.youtube.com Webmaster Central Blog: googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com Webmaster Central: www.google.com Russian subtitles provided by Mike Shakin.
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14 Replies to “How can I make sure that Google knows my content is original?”

  1. way way more work to do here. Ever since Panda, Google has become absolutely ridiculous in identifying and ranking plagiarized above unique content. Time to admit it’s a problem and get to work on it as it’s something VERY obvious.

  2. Has this been updated yet? I have a site with 1000 articles ready to go, but I know at least three sites that will copy them (at least in big parts) because I’m the new kid on the block. I’m holding off until I do more reseach into how to protect yourself from the content you worked really hard on from being stolen. Any update to this video Matt Cutts?

  3. Same thing for me. I started a web page which has VERY high quality content (people and thanking me over and over again for what I ofer). I have PR0. A different web site which just copies content from other sites (nothing original at all; even copied some of my articles) has a PR2 and over takes me in google search…

  4. @GoogleWebmasterHelp Also, what’s happened with reporting stolen/duplicate content form? Filling out my daily DMCA request isn’t the way to go. Stealing content takes a second. Filling out forms and legal shit takes hours. If Google is so good at spotting duplicates, why such a hassle? Why make it easy for thieves (no consequences) and so hard for orginal copywriters? I got people stealing my customers’ content without even bothering to change links and company names! But they’re still ranking!

  5. @GoogleWebmasterHelp Sorry Matt, but Google isn’t very good at spotting original content. I wrote an article (job vacancy) on my website, waited for Google to index it, after indexing I posted the same article on a job site, including a link to the original version. Guess what happened? The original got buried and the duplicate on the job site is ranking. The job site is PR5, mine PR6. So explain to me, because all the things you mention here are simply not true.

  6. Has Google ever heard of copyright law?  These techies need to get out of their “problem space” and get into the real world. How about instead of making me file thousands of DMCA “takedown requests”, Google just respect the copyriight notices on my pages as required by law?

  7. Has Google ever heard of copyright law? These techies need to get out of their “problem space” and get into the real world. How about instead of making me file thousands of DMCA “takedown requests”, Google just respect the copyriight notices on my pages as required by law?

  8. Don’t use the subpubhubbub wordpress plug in called “PuSHPress”. Their wordpress plug in will crawl the site but also ping and crawl the ads on the site and, if you are using PPC advertising like adsense, you’ll have a bunch of invalid “clicks” which could lead to having an account disabled.

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