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For¬†collegiate students going for their master’s degree, copying another person’s master dissertation is not a very good idea. Not only is it plagiarism and is frowned upon, but it does more harm to a student than it does any good. And this goes for the online world as well.

Copying content is a huge “no, no” in the online world especially for the search engines and search engines are just that, engines that basically run the internet’s information. Same thing, copying content that is not rightfully yours is plagiarism and frowned upon. And it hurts your website, blog, e-commerce store, social media page, etc., a lot on the search engine’s rankings.

Duplicate content is the common used term that refers to copied content.

Do not, and I repeat, “DO NOT” copy content if your intent is to get your web property more visible on the search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

You can also think of content as cash, as I related to in my previous post. Making counterfeit cash is illegal. And there is a high price to pay if, or shall I say “when”, you are caught counterfeiting cash. Get the analogy?

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