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How to Put text from other site without Penalty ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by problogger99, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. problogger99

    problogger99 Junior Member

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    I am in the process of making an education site where i have to put information about hundreds of universities and also about their online courses.For each schools i need to copy university and their course full details from that site and post in my site.I will also include outgoing links so that my visitors can see those. I am making by Wordpress. Now my questions are:

    1. How to avoid google so that it may not think i have given duplicate content and give me penalty? This is very crutical.AS i am newbie in seo field so i need your expert advise.please help me.
    2. Is there any plugin in Wordpress which i can use for highlighting such info in a text box?
    Thanks in Advanced
     
  2. yoyas

    yoyas Junior Member

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    There are people who think Google can penalize pages with no unique content but think about news sites where they all have the same exact news... I think Google penalty is about finding duplicates in your site. You can copy that information but if you want to be indexed fast you will need to offer unique content. So begin with some posts of quality content while you build your edu database.

    To insert text in a box you can simply use a blockquote You can also customize it in your template generally you can find it in style.css
     
  3. problogger99

    problogger99 Junior Member

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    Thanks a lot dear. Actually my site will be online education directory type site where i can hardly have any chance to write something new rather refer some courses or school name in relevant menu. So, i have to put university/college description and course description. It will be too tough to rewrite all the university and course information.

    I am newbie in Coding also. So, would you be kind enough to give me some names to highlight my texts in wordpress or put those in a box?

    If i put information from those site in a box then will it be helpful to avoid google penalty?
     
  4. yoyas

    yoyas Junior Member

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    Your code will be something like this:

    Code:
    <blockquote>
    Your text
    </blockquote>
    Anyway you have a special button (Indent button). It isn't helpful to avoid google penalty. Just try that the 100% of each page isn't duplicate.
    If you begin your site just copying information Google will find it and why they they would want to index you? Think they want to give the best results as a search engines so they do only want to index quality pages. Give them a reason to index you! Quality and unique content is indexed in hours. Duplicate content is indexed in days, weeks or never. That is one side of the penalty.
    Other side is you cannot rank for the content you are copying (in white hat terms). So you will not rank for Columbia University because you are copying their content. You could rank for "university guide" but it is sure all of the sites for that term have the same content you will be in the tail... You have to add something different and new, otherwise... which is the value of your site?
    I hope you understand this, my English is the worst... :eek:
     
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    ariknite Newbie

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    use content rewriting tools and services, you can find many of them in the forum
     
  6. problogger99

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    Thanks a lot.Just Awsome. God bless you