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Re: Page Rank is back

  • Subject: Re: Page Rank is back
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 15:33:11 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
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Big Bill wrote:

> I wonder how he doesn't get penalised for duplicate content. Someone's
> probably been through that here and I didn't read it though. I suppose
> there's a difference between us, I do write my own stuff, and I write
> my own blog too.
> BB

In a different thread which kicked off yesterday,

Jez wrote:

> It's very interesting and I wouldn't mind betting that the root of this
> is what is disrupting sites hit by "bourbon". Changing the weight given
> to directory listings and clones of DMOZ.

I wrote:

The reason I oppose this is two-fold:

1. The original writers have nothing to protect them from this plagiarism.
If some lady in Berkshire wrote in her Geocities homepage about how to cook
blackberry pie and she then found a copy on a PR7 dot com site, would she

2. Search engines penalise for duplicates. How will the SE's know which one
is the original? It is more likely that the Geocities page is owned by a
low-profile person who mirrored a popular page.

It is easy to get visitors to a site. One can just automatically archive
newsgroups, but where has all the fun gone?


Roy S. Schestowitz

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