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Would this be classed as duplicate content?

 
HollieT
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on 10/22/2012

Hi all,

I want to add a quote to an article that I'm writing. The problem, however, is that the same quote exists elsewhere on the internet. If I put the quote in quotation marks and attribute the source, would it be classed as duplicate content by Google?

Thanks!

chefkeem
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on 10/22/2012

Sure, it is duplicate content. But if it makes sense to use it in the context of your article, a little bit of dupe is allowed.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
HollieT
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on 10/22/2012

Ok, thanks. :)

humagaia
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on 10/22/2012

There is an alternative:

Take a screenshot of somewhere that shows the quote in full and point the reader to the picture (that you load onto your page). That way Google cannot see the quote but the reader can.

If you don't know how to take a screenshot:

Find the 'prt scr' on your keyboard.

When the page you want is loaded click ctrl & prt scn

Go to 'Paint' - free on all PC's and click ctrl v

The screen will show as a picture.

Place a rectangle around the part of the page you want and cut it out.

Create a new page and paste (ctrl v) the cut out bit.

Save the file as a jpg or png (best).

Use this as your image on your article.

 

By the way I believe Google has stated that they do not consider quotes as duplicate content as long as there is some unique content associated with it (but if you want to be sure then the above.........)


chefkeem
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on 10/22/2012

Funny, I just got an email notification of the new webmaster video, and it talks about ... you guessed it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy3_Rjc0Tso&feature=em-uploademail-new


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
humagaia
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on 10/22/2012

How spooky - Hallow'een is near!


Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/22/2012

great video! so the block quote button (that " " at the top in edit mode) actually acts like an "H" tag but in a different way- tells google it's a quote? It seems the link back to the original source is also important to validate it as a quote, google likely sees "blockquote" tags in your article and with a link they likely put two and two together- personally I just take screenshots to avoid any potential problems, conversely using the quote block and a link to the original content is a good way to get an outbound link google will like and to give bots what they need to "verify" it's a quote- none the less there is a limt to how much you want to quote, but with the screenshots of quotes you can do both and balance it out nicely... for wizzley and readers this reads nicely, for google it's sort of protected content (the screenshots)...

Interesting question!


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/22/2012

THATS why there are pumpkins and lights everywhere... :) I thought the town had gone mad, mad I tell you! 

humagaia: 10/22/2012 - 05:57 PM

How spooky - Hallow'een is near!

 


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koffeeklatchgals
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on 10/26/2012

I just watched the video and it is a great one.  It left no questions about what it and what is not allowed.

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