Broadway - 4:53 pm on Jul 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have some existing pages (years old) that I would like to add some videos to.
The idea is that the video will present the same general information as the page, just in a different format. It will likely be watered-down, as compared to the page's text. It will probably refer to the page's text as a source of "more detailed information."
My question is this:
Usually you see a transcription of a video's spoken content low on the page that contains the video.
In my case, a significant amount of the video content will likely be sentences taken directly from the page.
If I put a transcription of the video on this same page, there will be a lot of "repeated" content.
Will this look strange or irregular to the search engines and should be avoided?
I realize that video transcriptions are mainly just for the search engines, so they know what the video/page topic is about, and in my case the page already has content.
But I would hate to make a clear, concise video (whose spoken script could easily be spun off by a competitor) without having the transcription somewhere in print on my site (for the search engines) so my page would be seen as the source for the script if others placed a transcript of their "lifted" video on their site.
Is placing the transcription on the page a needed/good/bad idea?