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Collating information

10:45 pm on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have an idea fro a site which will involve collating lots of info which is already available on the net - however, it's not all in one place, and can be a nightmare to find, and take loads of timr searching...

The info I want to collate is historical and current data - I want to put all the info on one site - ...

My question:

It's difficult to collate this info without putting duplicate content on the web - there are only so many ways you can present the same data...

Will this be a pointless exercise for me - becuase of possible duplication penalties by google and others?

All answers appreciated - Thanks.

1:08 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If you feel it would be a benefit to the public I would do it. Just make sure you have unique Title and Description tags.
3:10 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What is stopping you from re-writing the research?
3:58 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the answers guys - much appreicated...

Oh, I wouldn't copy other content, of course I would rewrite it, in my own style, etc...with some added observations of my own.

However, it worried me a little, as the content is available on the net - albeit scattered around...

Thanks again...

4:01 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It would def be a benefit, especially as most of the stuff around the web is written in another language (the exception being some references in Wiki).
8:48 am on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Maybe you should difine what is your purpose, collect for materials or for your site content to attract visitors.