It’s your problem If Your Sites Are Being Outranked By A Scraper Site, Says Google!

Oct 6, 2015 | 1,715 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst Gary Illyes, addressing a panel at SMX East last Thursday, stated that, if your sites are being outranked by others copying their content, it means there is some problem with your sites.

He further said Google knows how to figure out the original source of the content. So, if a scrapper is outranking you, then the original source might be having some search quality issues.

This is not that uncommon – a site will be getting a Penguin penalty or may have Panda issues and soon after it’s hit by the algorithm, all the scraper sites copying it would start outranking that site for its own content.

Gary explained, of course you may regard Google here as bad guy – but that’s the rational on why these things take place.

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Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.
  • http://www.mattantonino.com Matt Antonino

    We should test this theory. I'll copy this whole article into an Inbound.org post with the same title & content. Then you try to outrank it. Deal? :)

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