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  1. charlie

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    thanks rob so the quick fix of rippin off wikipedia isnt going to work? :p Do you think its as simple as that?

    was going to change all the links to rel="no follow" which i think will help
     
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    Yep i'd say so big mistake copying or if you copy not even mixing it up.

    On that note I posted 2 requests to Julian's content writing site but have heard nothing for 3-5 days now.

    Is he away as I needed them last week really?
     
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    how does google know that this text is not from the same source as say the text from the hotel descriptions distributed by the the hotel chains?

    yeah I knew it might not be a great idea but when you have 90 to do :S - suppose i better get back to writing something original! (and it will be with my spelling!)
     
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    Well as the saying goes.... "Put the effort in and reap the rewards!" :D
     
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    effort??? - i was here for an easy win ;)

    thanks for the responses guys - will amend accordingly and see what happens
     
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    Google is smarter than we can think. It can deindex a page if it can detect that the content of a website is copied from another source. Just keep link building and use original content. You can check the authenticity of a content in the quote finder as well.
     
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    Short to medium term I like to rewrite wikipedia content. Once you've done that, test your page on copyscape.com and it should not flag up as duplicate content. If it passes the Copyscape test you're good to go. Copy/pasting wiki content in full is a surefire way to never rank for anything at all.

    Then as you get time, or the site starts making money or getting traffic, you can replace the wiki rewrites with truely unique, high quality content.
     
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    In addition to the issue of duplicate content mentionned above, a few seo tips:

    1 rewrite the title tag with keywords (Acton hotels) rather than part of the url
    2 Use h1-h6 heading tags and "sprinkle" keywords in some of them in a natural way- especially the top ones
    3 Use alt text for pictures and menu options and "sprinkle" keywords through them in a natural way
    4 Consider using keywords in the picture names and filenames
    5 It's probably too late to do so now, but I would have put keywords into the urls - eg for "Acton Hotels" I would have called it "acton-hotels.aspx" rather than "listings.aspx"
    Also, try running your site through one of the keyword density checks you can find on google and make sure your site isn't tripping some keyword spam filter.
     
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    many thanks guys - i have updated the main text with unique (semi) so hoping site makes a return to somewhere in the first couple of pages soon? Anyone know how long it is until changes take effect?

    I'm going to go through the rest of the template and implement the suggestions here - acton hotels - should be an easy one to get back up there as there isnt much there! :D
     
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    Anyone know how long it is until changes take effect? :confused:
     
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    in answer to my own question - a couple of days!
    back up now for the name with no spaces - will now have to work on links etc for the spaced name
     
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    That's fast - I duplicated some of my own content on one site, 3 weeks later it resurfaced!
     
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    Couple of things i spotted:

    1, It doesn't look like you have used <h1> tags anywhere, these can play quite a big part in on page seo.

    2, URLs could be more keyword friendly ie. /italy-car-hire.aspx instead of /carhire.aspx
     
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    I've added the h1 tags but going to struggle to change the URLs as this is a template and i'd have to change them dynamically - not sure how to do this.
    thanks for the feedback - much appreciated
     
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    you need to mask the affiliate links aswell
     
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    Could also do with alt tags on the images
     
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    how do you do that?
     
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