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Matt Cutts Warns Against Wikipedia Content Copy For Ranking Higher

matt-cuttsGoogle’s head of spam Matt Cutts warns against copying content from Wikipedia to rank well in search rankings. He stated that Wiki is a great source of information and facts Wikipedia Content Copy For Ranking Higher can hurt the whole prospect. One can use its content to illustrate and narrate a story but copying from it won’t tender any help. Below is the complete assertion he made in a thread posted in Google Webmaster help forum discussion on this topic.

MATT CUTTS SAYS :

——-“” I picked a page at random: http://www.listofwonders.com/top-10-famous-haunted-places-in-the-world and the first sentence of the first haunted place is “Berry Pomeroy Castle, a Tudor mansion within the walls of an earlier castle, is near the village of Berry Pomeroy, in England.”

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If you look up the Wikipedia page of Berry Pomeroy Castle, the first sentence of the Wikipedia page is “Berry Pomeroy Castle, a Tudor mansion within the walls of an earlier castle, is near the village of Berry Pomeroy, in South Devon, England.”

That was the very first random thing I checked, and it doesn’t bode well for your site. If you’re just copying text and pictures from other sites, I’d expect that your site would only be adding a limited amount of value for visitors, so it’s not a huge surprise that your site doesn’t get a ton of traffic at this point. I’d take some time to think about ways to add more value for someone who lands on your site.””——–

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