if you do a search for a quoted sentence– you take half a sentence from and go through the period in it and avoid any kind of things that will screw up the search like punctuation or whatnot. You do a search for that verbatim and how much of a problem is it if the original site that published that content originally doesn’t show up in the verbatim search and you have to click the omitted results to see them?

if you do a search for a quoted sentence– you take half a sentence from and go through the period in it and avoid any kind of things that will screw up the search like punctuation or whatnot. You do a search for that verbatim and how much of a problem is it if the original site that published that content originally doesn’t show up in the verbatim search and you have to click the omitted results to see them?

Webmaster Guru Asked on July 6, 2017 in Verbatim Search.
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JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):

That’s usually less of a problem. So in the sense that– what happens there is we have both of those pages indexed and it’s just for the snippet we’re essentially trying to remove the duplicates. So it’s not necessarily a problem that the site won’t rank or that we penalize it or something like that. But it’s just for the search results page, we think, 3well, this is exactly the same content that we already have in the search results. We don’t need to list it multiple times.

Webmaster Guru Answered on July 6, 2017.
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