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    Duplicate content alongside original content

    We have an established site with original content and lots of great search engine rankings for the various pages. We'd like to add on a new section to this site that will have pages generated from a datafeed that's used by a lot of other sites. The result will be that our original pages will all still be there and we'll continue to add new original content, but a lot of new "duplicate content" pages generated from the datafeed will be added to the site.

    We're not using AWS, but I guess the best analogy for what we're doing would be tacking on an AWS store section to an existing well-ranked content site.

    Will having pages of duplicate content on the same site hurt the rankings of the pages with original content?

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    The pages with duplicate content will go supplemental but that shouldn't affect the pages with original content as each page is judged on its own merit.
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    No no no, don't do it. I've had multiple sites banned for this very issue. A few I was later able to get unbanned via reinclusion requests, a few still are banned to this day (since summer of 2004).

    What you could do, is put the duplicate content on a separate domain, and link to that domain. I would never put it on the same domain as a better site though. I believe Kyle also lost rankings because of doing that.
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    So the whole site was penalized?
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    Oh ya, completely delisted.
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    How much of the content was duplicate because of the feeds?
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    Chris - your wilderness and literature sites have a lot of 'duplicate content' in some way or another. Does google penalise your sites for this, or does it ignore it because it's presenting in a different way, the library of duplicate content is different to other sites and isn't about sales?

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    I've never been penalized that I've noticed.

    What I'm talking about is adding AWS content to a site. My survival site actually had it for awhile too, and I quickly removed it.

    Google really came down hard on AWS sites in the summer of 2004, and 3 of my domains with AWS info on them got completely delisted. 2 I eventually got reincluded, 1 is still delisted.
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    Wow! I'm glad I asked about it first! Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    What you could do, is put the duplicate content on a separate domain, and link to that domain. I would never put it on the same domain as a better site though. I believe Kyle also lost rankings because of doing that.
    I had considered this and will probably just go this route.

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