Jeffyablon commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Well, here's 'the deal' (subject, as is everything in Googleville, to change without reasonable notice): There's NO 'duplicate content penalty'. None. At all. Why? Because there doesn't need to be; Google apportions credibility for duplicate copies of the same thing where it thinks it should go. Meaning (for example) that a lot of times stuff I post here (yes, OUR stuff) ranks higher here than it does at answerguy.com ... even though the source is us (Google knows this, of course) and we have pretty good credibility with them. HOWEVER, they also sometimes sees bizsugar as so high that it ranks them higher for our stuff than it does us. This of course is of some concern. But ... really? If someone comes here and follows a link to us, haven't we still gotten you to do what we wanted? I hope the answer wasn't too long. The short, no-context-provided answer would be "nope, no problem"."
I think robot SPAM will continue to exist until there's a financial disincentive. I also think that if the proportion OF that SPAM gets much higher there might have to be, but I don't know who's going to enforce that; good luck fining someone in another country from here in the States, for example!"