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copying testimonials from yelp

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theseodude, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    Hello
    I am working with this dentist to redesign his website. He has asked me to copy all positive testinomials from yelp onto his website.

    I see 2 problems with this:

    it's technically illegal since these belong to yelp.
    if we ever decide to do seo on the site, we will run into problems for duplicate content (although that can be avoided by making all the testimonials images instead of text, so the search engines cant read them)

    my question is, should I just make the page and not say anything? or should I mention these problems? my goal is "to look good"
    which one makes me look good?
    do dentists want someone who does the work and not ask any questions?
     
  2. Alaindeloin

    Alaindeloin Regular Member

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    Use pictures and mention that they come from Yelp so no legal issue
     
  3. prab1996

    prab1996 Elite Member

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    use pictures and then write source yelp you can use more small font if you want
     
  4. Murdoch1337

    Murdoch1337 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The above are good ideas. Alternatively you could tell him the issue with it and he'll be happy that you seem to know what you're talking about. Why not look at the reviews and then write a few that are similar yourself?
     
  5. Jonny Quick

    Jonny Quick BANNED BANNED

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    Meh, take your "problem" and turn it into an opportunity.

     
  6. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    use a widget to grab these using feeds

    google will not spider it as it will see its from another source

    it will auto update.