Copyright Content Modification

Why You Should Not Revise a Page That Has Been Removed upon DMCA Takedown Notice

Posted On : March 6th, 2018   By : Dillip K Mohanty   To : Google Penalty

Few days ago, we published one article on what happens to the ranking of a page removed upon DMCA request and now we got some more information to add on that topic. In that article we have covered two questions.

  • Is there any immediate impact of ranking for the page removed upon DMCA takedown notice?
  • Whether the whole site or only the removed page gets affected?

Suppose you want to revise the content. You removed the earlier content completely. Added fresh, unique and quality content. Then you submitted the page for re-indexing by Google.

Now, how would Google consider the new content?

In normal scenario, replacing the thin/duplicate content of a page with high quality, in-depth content has good effect on ranking.

So, you may assume the same treatment in this case also.

But you will be surprised when you see Google’s stand on this.

In the recent “Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout”, Google’s John Mueller advised not to do that as the original problem might drag the page down. You better create a new page.

Google has no control over this nor it can update the list. So, it seems DMCA notice may be treated like a permanent penalty.

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