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(Entry was posted by MikS Music for Video and Business Use on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 10, 2014).

Would you consider re-posting the same articles on other sites a bad practice?

I post regularly in my blog for both the SEO and to help my clients with music licensing and whatnot. Would you consider re-posting the same articles on other sites a bad practice? ?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • MikS Music for Video and Business Use: I post regularly in my blog for both the SEO and to help my clients with music licensing and whatnot. Would you consider re-posting the same articles on other sites a bad practice? ;
  • Christopher Shaffer: Yes, Yes a million times yes. Re-using content wholesale is never a smart SEO choice.
  • Mat Jobe: I personally wouldn't do it. Google should understand the concept of syndicated content, especially if you make sure to link back to the original article. However, that doesn't mean they're going to look kindly on a site that republishes a lot of articles. Even if you don't get a duplicate content penalty, you might have trouble getting good rankings.
  • Dennis Suitters: Duplicate content may get both sites penalised from what I understand.
  • Ian Dixon: How do newspapers and TV stations avoid a duplicate content penalty then? They all get content from news agencies and the same content gets used on a number of sites. That makes it duplicate yet no penalty is forthcoming.
  • Dennis Suitters: That would be interesting to know, I'd never thought of that before.
  • Nabil Faysal: I don't think so, it is better to have a link from the original source.
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