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A Third Of The Internet Is Just A Copy Of Itself

Dec 18, 2013, 19:38 IST

According to Google, 30 percent of everything online is a duplicate of something else somewhere else online.

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We first read about this on Gizmodo.

On the GoogleWebmasterHelp YouTube channel engineer Matt Cutts explains how duplicate content affects a site's SEO.

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It turns out that Google doesn't recognize duplicates-like blockquotes, reblogs, reposted images, etc-as spam. Instead, it groups all of the duplicated content into a single lump and attempts to surface the best of it.

As Gizmodo points out, "how Google deals with duplicated content isn't all that surprising-it's just crazy how much of the information out there is just a copy of something else."

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Here's the explainer video:

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