I just noticed that one of my Hubs was quoted on a popular forum today. They copied and pasted a whole paragraph and added it to the thread. They do mention that I'm the writer and add my name, but it worried me that Google could see this as duplicate content. Should I be worried?
Yes, it is duplicate content. Google will see it as duplicate content.
I have a few popular guide hubs which people like to repost in whole or part and I've always contacted the sites to have them taken down - in some instances they've outranked mine.
Just thought of something else on this. When I read blog posts and news pages and things like this, quite often you see a paragraph of quoted information. This can appear on several different sites over a short period. Surely Google does not see that as dup content? How could it? It would mean the major pages with serious authority would constantly have dup content, simply because people quote them so often.
So although I am still a little worried about seeing a paragraph quoted, I'm not sure that your definate answer of 'yes it is duplicate content' is accurate.
There isn't any "maybe duplicate" and "maybe not duplicate".
Duplicate means more than one copy of a section of words anywhere on the internet. Even quoting the Bible is classed as duplicate.
It is based on percentages to a degree; in most pages I think if less than 10-20% of the content is duplicate it's ok. But in the case of big news sites, the first site with the content that got indexed would be more likely to rank higher, leaving the others further down the rankings.
Ah yes, this is true. So it's not really a question of 'is it duplicate' it's a question of does Google see it as duplicate and thus devalue it. Your percentage statement makes sense. As my hub is rather long and it's only one short paragraph that was quoted, I would hope that I would be ok.
It's only considered a duplicate if you publish the article or over 20% of it on another site. If others do it, then "their work" is considered a duplicate and not yours; "they are copying a prior published material"
As far as outranking your original material, this is based on the site's ranking and amount of material published by the person who copied yours.
It is duplicate but it is not the whole hub, so I doubt it will have a big effect.
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