Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:26 pm
1. If I'm in the U.S. and I know that two of my contributors of C2 pages are in other countries, would you suggest that I just take down my two offending C2 pages and be done with it? Or would search engines look upon that as some type of admission of guilt on my part? There could be more than two pages also, but I noticed two in my quick review. Each of these two people published the same material they sent me in several other places, and I'm not going to know whether I was the first, as I didn't keep a record of when these two pages were built. Live and learn.
2. In fact, even beyond the issue of C2 contributors who are beyond U.S. law, would it be easier and just as effective to rewrite the offending text as compared to hunting down owners of other sites and waiting for them to comply or not comply? Or do search engines think that if I do that, I'm the guilty party?
3. A bunch of these, probably at least 100, are from C2 page instructions that I think are generated by Sitesell. Check out whether you think I'm right, or whether I wrote this text somewhere I cannot find right now. Copyscape reports that on several of my pages that include C2 invitations, there are a number of instances of other websites that duplicate these words:
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4. In one instance that I noticed, I was using language from a major U.N. initiative and it would be wrong content-wise not to use their language pretty closely. I acknowledged the source, but didn't put it in quotation marks because it wasn't a completely exact quote. If I go to the exact quote and use quotation marks and a complete footnote, would that be appropriate and get away from the duplicate content issue?
I'm looking forward to learning more. Needless to say the Copyscape bug is now on my site, and I'm putting a regular check on my calendar. Thanks for your help.