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About duplicate content across websites

11:32 pm on Nov 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm wondering if reporting some articles from other sites on my own blog could result in a duplicate content penalty.
Does anyone know anything about?


6:45 am on Nov 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There really is no such thing as a duplicate content "penalty" of the kind you are worried about here. See this discussion: Duplicate Content demystified at Webmaster Central Blog [webmasterworld.com].

I'd only be concerned about having too much content that can also be found on other websites in one way. Your site won't be "penalized", but Google only wants to show one version in a SERP - and they prefer to rank the original. So your site is less likely to rank for phrases in the quoted materials.

If the duplicated materials are a good service for your visitors, then you might find that showing the quoted material in an iframe is useful. That can help not to dilute the ranking potential of any original content you have on the page.

4:56 pm on Nov 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hey Tedster

Thanks for that post. The use of the iframe is a really good tip if you have a site that references other peoples content.


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