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Feedburner + Blogs = Duplicate?

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1:33 am on Jul 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys,
I've got one question for you experienced RSSers and bloggers, as this is kinda connected to blogging and RSS stuff.

I think everybody's heard of Feedburner. It is website which allows you to publish your RSS feeds and make them readable for users (XML converted to HTML). So my question is, when I add, say: sampleblog.com/rss.xml to feedburner and then it becomes readable, the content on the page is exactly the same as on sampleblog.com ... will this be considered as dup. content penalty, as those 2 pages (the original one, from blog...and the other feedburner generated one) are similar. The feedburner one only has one more thing on it and that's it Subscribing option for people who want to subscribe to RSS feed.

Will such a behaviour be threated as content duplication? (another thing is that sampleblog.com links to feedburner generated feed).

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Manca

3:16 am on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This shouldn't be a problem if you syndicate only the most recent of your posts. The real problem would be if someone scrapes your feed and starts posting and archiving all of your content on their blog. If this is an issue, you can use FeedBurner's Summary Burner (or fiddle with the options in your blogging software) to syndicate only a snippet of each post.
12:20 pm on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey Knappster,
I publish my RSS feed through FeedBurner and it does display not only recent posts, but all post it finds in RSS xml file. Then those posts being "decoded" and placed as HTML and they are exactly the same as on my blog. I was wondering if google sees such site with the same content as my content, even though it should be considered as "syndicated content", will it trigger a penalty of content dup?
9:22 pm on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What blogging platform are you using? You should be able to limit the number of posts in your feed before it even gets to Feedburner.

I only publish 5 posts on the front page of my blogs, and these five appear in my feeds. Since the front pages are constantly updated, the feeds never keep up, and Google never finds exactly the same content in both places.

Whether Google could penalize you for having duplicate content: I suppose it's possible. I've never heard of anyone's blog going Supplemental because of this.

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Ideally republished content should have NOINDEX flags on it to stop search engines indexing it. I've suggested this to LiveJournal who republish RSS feeds (such items expire from their site after two weeks) but so far they haven't taken action.
11:19 pm on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ideally republished content should have NOINDEX flags on it to stop search engines indexing it.

I agree. For those of us who use our feeds as sitemaps, I suppose the flag should be NOINDEX,FOLLOW.

 

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