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How Bad is Duplicate Content?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Spooky Boo, Feb 19, 2019.

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    I have a site where I tell scary stories on a podcast from both stories I have personally written and stories that others have written on a CC3 license. I tell approximately 3 stories at a time so I combine the stories with the CC3 license so that people listening can also read along if necessary. Unfortunately, I also think this is hurting my page rank and SEO.

    I'm wondering if it would be better to write small 300 word or so blurbs for each story and link back to the original, or does combining 3 stories from 3 different pages really make a difference? I am required to link back to the original story anyway as part of the creative commons license.

    I mean, if I could write a 4K word horror story or two of my own on a daily basis I would do that instead, but I don't have the time because I record the stories and I have another business that pays my bills.

    Thanks for your help.
    Spooky Boo
    Spooky Boo, Feb 19, 2019 IP
  2. mrb1129

    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    First think about your readers what they will think. Are they going to read it?

    Think about Google and SEO later.
    mrb1129, Feb 19, 2019 IP
  3. Spooky Boo

    Spooky Boo Greenhorn

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    I would think they'd read it but how would they find it? I do put it out with social media, on the podcast but outside of that if I can't rank then how can outsiders find it?
    Spooky Boo, Feb 19, 2019 IP
  4. JoeSpirit

    JoeSpirit Active Member

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    What is your reason for producing the podcast?
    JoeSpirit, Feb 20, 2019 IP
  5. MilesWeb

    MilesWeb Well-Known Member

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    If it's affecting your SEO then it's better to use the content in some other format. You can try using slide sharing sites to share stories written on a CC3 license. This won't be counted as a duplicate content as you are sharing it in some other format. Make sure you give the resource as CC3 license.
    MilesWeb, Feb 20, 2019 IP