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(Entry was posted by Chuck Bolotin on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Saturday, September 27, 2014).

Does Google penalize me for this replicated content?

Our site has replicated content in the following ways:

- The answer to a question is the original and has a url.
- The same answer to a question is replicated on a separate url which aggregates the answers to several questions under a category.
- The same answer to a question is replicated in the poster’s user account.

Does Google penalize me for this replicated content?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Chuck Bolotin: Our site has replicated content in the following ways:

    - The answer to a question is the original and has a url.
    - The same answer to a question is replicated on a separate url which aggregates the answers to several questions under a category.
    - The same answer to a question is replicated in the poster’s user account.

    Does Google penalize me for this replicated content?
  • SEMXE: + ;No, it will not. There is a reason why this content is replicated. There are many websites having same issue who produces user generated content.
  • Chuck Bolotin: Thank you, SEMXE, for replying.  ;As  ;you might imagine, I just want to be sure.-- Chuck
  • Edwin Jonk: From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:30:11 into the YouTube video: +

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  • Chuck Bolotin: The Expert Panel provided a very good answer-- have just one version of the full content under one url and have the others be truncated versions and point to the full version.

    Great idea.

    That was very helpful.

    Thanks!

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