Website content and Google farming algorithm

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Post 3+ Months Ago

My website has original contents, our copyrighted materials. I'm worried about getting hit by google's farming algo.
The problem is that all <title>, <h1> and <h2> tags are not unique to our website, the titles of topics we talk about are general and and discussed in thousands of other websites.

Should we be worried?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Did this last algorithm update already affect you? If it hasn't then there is nothing you need to worry about unless you change the way you create content. As long as you create good content, that isn't shallow or poor quality, I see no reason why this latest algorithm update would affect you.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Big webmaster is right, you'd have already seen negative results from the latest update if it was going to affect you.

One thing I'll mention is that Google's pretty smart despite what many people seem to think...do you really think they are going to penalize you because you're in a competitive niche?
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Exactly, they won't penalize for that sort of stuff. Google uses over 200 signals from your website and webpages and compares those signals with others to see how you rank for any given keyword. If you just focus on pleasing your visitors, and trying your best to make your website better than all of the competition, you will most likely succeed in the long run.

The latest news with the Google Panda (Farm) Update being released is that one of the signals they are looking is related to having shallow content, or low quality content. If you read this:

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/03/ ... arms/all/1

You will find some insight into how the algorithm may be working:

Amit Singhal wrote:
So we did Caffeine [a major update that improved Google’s indexing process] in late 2009. Our index grew so quickly, and we were just crawling at a much faster speed. When that happened, we basically got a lot of good fresh content, and some not so good. The problem had shifted from random gibberish, which the spam team had nicely taken care of, into somewhat more like written prose. But the content was shallow.


Matt Cutts wrote:
There was an engineer who came up with a rigorous set of questions, everything from. "Do you consider this site to be authoritative? Would it be okay if this was in a magazine? Does this site have excessive ads?" Questions along those lines.


Amit Singhal wrote:
And based on that, we basically formed some definition of what could be considered low quality. In addition, we launched the Chrome Site Blocker [allowing users to specify sites they wanted blocked from their search results] earlier , and we didn’t use that data in this change. However, we compared and it was 84 percent overlap [between sites downloaded by the Chrome blocker and downgraded by the update]. So that said that we were in the right direction.


So that gives you some sort of idea on what they were thinking when they made this new algorithm. As long as you avoid fitting into their definition of a website that is low quality, then you should be able to avoid be affected by this panda update.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah, that is good interview you mentioned there bigwebmaster.

"...we compared and it was 84 percent overlap [between sites downloaded by the Chrome blocker and downgraded by the update]. So that said that we were in the right direction."

I do not see, any reasons for your site to be downgraded, try to run Google webmasters, their suggestions for your site.

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