Article uniqueness on my site

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  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hey guys,

    So I just want to see if this would be a problem. I'm building a site about a certain profession. Lets say the profession I'm writing about is lawyers.

    In the article, I'm listing the requirements to be a lawyer in a bulleted list:

    - requirement 1
    - requirement 2
    - etc

    I'm basically getting the requirements off of other sites, and trying to rewrite them a little, but finding it kind of difficult to rewrite requirements, as they are basically set in stone.

    If my list is quite similar to others, is that going to be a problem in terms of article uniqueness?
     
  2. hameem

    hameem Elite Member

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    You can go on copyScape dot com and check for starters.
     
  3. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Yeah, I use copyscape premium. Just checked one of my articles and 17% of it matched another source. So it's 83% unique.

    The part that was copied was a list of specific job positions which I can't really reword it:

    for example:

    - Technical Assistant
    - Receptionist
    - etc..
     
  4. ugarte

    ugarte Junior Member

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    How about?
    - Technical Assistant(s)
    - Receptionists

    Shake it up a bit. Rather than using the web for research buy a book or take your laptop to a library.
     
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  5. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Regardless of what source I use, it's going to be the same. These are specific requirements set by the state. So I can't really change it around. But I'll try my best :p
     
  6. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    You cannot do much about this... All I can suggest you is shuffle the listings.

    Or you can use the synonyms for some terms.