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PubCon '06: Duplicate Content Issues

I was only able to attend the last half of this session (having decided to use my ninja stealth abilities to sneak out of “Optimizing your Site for Higher Conversion Rates”). After my ninja vanish maneuver I found myself strolling the halls of the conference looking for a good session to crash. I peeked in Salon A and saw Stoney so I decided to join him. We sat in the very back and listened to representatives from Yahoo! and Google discuss various duplicate content filters and identification strategies. When Q&A time came, Stoney said that he had a question and after 5 minutes or so of being ignored (we were in the back row), our fearless leader marched up to the front of the room to ask a question that will forever live in PPM infamy. I’m not going to repeat the details as they have been covered by the man himself (Read how Stoney Silences the Search Giants) , but I did want to share a picture that I took of his “march into the coliseum”.

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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud.

2 Responses to PubCon '06: Duplicate Content Issues

  1. Jonas Hartley says:

    Nice mention of our “fearless leader” and his triumphant stumping of the search giants. I think we have a pretty clear idea of the answer to his question although the panel of experts didn’t provide it at the time.

  2. Garry says:

    I use a duplicate content checker to check my site. It pulls up other sites that have referenced my content. It is called Article Checker (free, of course).
    While doing some research I saw your post and thought you might like to try this tool. It is similar to CopyScape except you can preview text by pasting. Thanks for your blog!

    The site is http://www.articlechecker.com

    I put the website URL in my profile when putting up this post (for your convenience).