Duplicate Content Issues: These have become a major issue on
Because web pages drive search engine rankings,
certain 'black hat' SEOs (search engine optimizers) started duplicating
entire sites' content under their own domain name, thereby
instantly producing a ton of web pages (an example of this would
be to download an Encyclopedia onto your website).
As a result of this abuse, Google aggressively attacked duplicate content
abusers with their algorithm updates. But in the process they
knocked out many legitimate sites as collateral damage. One
example occurs when someone scrapes your website.
Google sees both sites and may determine the legitimate one to be the
About the only thing a Webmaster can do is track down
these sites as they are scraped, and submit a spam report to