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Old 25th July 2006, 12:22 PM   #11
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I don't think anyone can tell you exactly what will make a page unique as far as a search engine is concerned or exactly what factors they use to determine duplicate content. I suspect they look a little beyond just the content, though how much I can't really say.

A page that may be considered duplicate content on one site may not be so duplicate if it were to appear on another site. That's just my opinion though.

Still the goal of having unique content is to make your page as different as possible as any other page. Definitely write unique page titles. For those articles you can write a summary or your unique opninion of the article at the top of the page. Add a little of your own content above and below the article. Anything you can do to make your page different will help in not having it considered duplicate.

I would imagine there's a threshold percentage of unique content for a page that will keep that page out of the duplicate pile. What that percentage is I really couldn't say. The more unique your page is though, the better.

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Old 25th July 2006, 01:31 PM   #12
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One thing I've found, and I don't know if anyone can confirm this, is that Google doesn't seem to like a deep level of nested directories. This seems particularly prevalent on Blogs with the /DD/DD/DD/ (e.g directories include the date in a mixture of YY, MM and DD.

I've seen many blogs using this format and their results seem to go into supplemental

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Google (and other search engines) take your site navigation into account - how many clicks it takes from one page to another.

Google, probably, takes directory structure into account, but it is less important than your site navigation.

The most important issue, however, is to get a lot of relevant links to your site and internal pages.

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