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RSS and Duplicate Content penalty?
New to RSS....How do I avoid dup content?

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Msg#: 360 posted 11:27 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have considered adding RSS feeds to my website. I am concerned about other websites getting the same feed and mine getting some sort of dupe content penalty.

I am new to this, so any recommendations on how to set it up properly would be helpful.




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Msg#: 360 posted 2:53 pm on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Same question, I want to add an on topic RSS driven page to my "extreme widgets" site. This page would have a variety of feeds the would be of interested in the extreme widget industry. I would try to use the first 50 to 100 words of each feed.

While the start of each article will dupe with some other personís page that is using the same RSS feed source. My RSS page in its totality will be unique to any other page on the web because of it's own unique collection of RSS feeds related to Extreme Widgets.

Two questions:

Would I suffer a duplicate content penalty on such a page?


Will this page actually get spidered and come up in some searches related to Extreme Widgets?

I know it will be of value to my visitors, but will it help or hurt SEO wise?


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Msg#: 360 posted 7:31 pm on Sep 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

I to am wanting to hook up an rss feed for my nanotech site <snip> and I want to make sure it not only works but I don't want duplicate info penalities either. I also am trying to get bloggers onto my site.

[edited by: werty at 1:03 am (utc) on Sep. 22, 2005]
[edit reason] Removed URL - Please See TOS #13 [/edit]


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Msg#: 360 posted 6:24 pm on Oct 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Too bad no one's replied to this-

As far as I know, nobody really knows what the threshhold is for duplicate content.

But being reasonable, I'd guess you could have 20-30% of your page be 'duplicate' and not get flagged. Especially if duplicate content wasn't something your site was engaging in as a rule.

This also might get offset by other factors such as number of pages in site (too many in a new site might look like program-created spam), and number of quality links in to site (establishing credibility).

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