Virginia Beach Home Loans: Ouch.. Don't duplicate, it hurts...

Ouch.. Don't duplicate, it hurts...

I guess I hurt my own Search Engine ranking without knowing that I was doing so. I launched a marketing strategy a few months ago and I have been writing about it here and there on AR. One thing that I did not know is that duplicate information is identified and removed from Google's directory.

My thinking was that the more places that I displayed my information the better that I would be ranked in Google. I was wrong and I now I have given myself the task of going through my hundreds of posts on the internet in an effort to delete all duplicate content.

Christopher Ohlsen

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Comment balloon 8 commentsChristopher Ohlsen • January 11 2008 07:57AM


Oh no I am screwed too. Thanks for the post, I think
Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 11 years ago
Thanks for the info, very good to know. Where else were you posting?
Posted by Jean Doyle, Morris and Sussex NJ Real Estate (RE/MAX House Values) over 11 years ago
I had no idea it works that way. Thanks for the heads up.
Posted by Rosario Lewis, GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY (DDR Realty) over 11 years ago

actually, duplicate content (in the way you are thinking) is simply not true!   yes duplicate content is not great if you are using a templated website for instance where 50,000 people have the same exact content.  but then you have content that belongs to you!  Links to you, and is written by you then its not bad.  As a web developer and SEO specialist--I can attest to this.   Now I'm not going to go into a ton of details, but another great developer here on AR just posted this blog awhile back, and explains it quite well.

Should you guys have any questions regarding web design or SEO let me know, I would be glad to answer your questions.


Posted by David Fox, Real Estate Technology Specialist (The Real Estate Tech Desk) over 11 years ago
I think another factor could be as to where you posted the information, besides active rain. I agree with David in that if it is a templated website where everyone on the site has the same blog or the same canned verbage for descriptions then it is bad, but I have my blog on three or four sites that are duplicated and my rankings have soared in the last two months.
Posted by Matthew Zgonc, Realtor, CFS, CVS (Aksland Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Matthew- Good input, I had no idea myself that it would do that. Thanks for the heads up!
Posted by Marey Hoeppner, Your Success Is Our Goal! over 11 years ago

I have always wondered if the all might google did take that into account.  Thanks for bring it up and thanks David F. for the info.


Posted by Stephen Joos & Chris Brubaker- HouseFront (HouseFront) over 11 years ago

Charlie - That is what I was thinking, but after reading all of the comments here I see that I may not have been completely correct. What I was basing my statement on was something that I read in the help blogs for mogulous blog platform that I am using for

Rosario - Your welcome for the heads up. I may be wrong, but I have read it in more than one place such as

Duplicate Content Will Hurt Your Blog Traffic

9/14/2007 12:05:07 PM

I recomend checking out this article.

Mathew - Some of the other places that I posted my material were the blog on my website which is an Ala-Mode site which may be where the templated factor comes into play. The other places that I post some of the same blogs were my blog on and my blog. Do you recomend that I strip the Ala-mode blog?

Marey - I guess I'm not quite sure exactly how it works... There is obviously a lot of speculation circling the subject.

Dave - Thank you for the valuable input. I am glad that I wrote this post because it has helped me to obtain some answers. I linked to the post that I based this post on to a degree. I have also read various blog posts from random bloggers referencing the same thing. After reading your response coupled with Mathew's I am sure that the fact that I duplicated some of my content onto my Ala-Mode site has much to do with the slight dip that I noticed in my ranking.

Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) over 11 years ago