Using blockquotes

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  1. DrzMedia

    DrzMedia Regular Member

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    What if I quote an article on my blog using blockquotes. Does that affect my SERP and can Google think of it as a "duplicate content penalty" and ban me?
     
  2. bmph8ter

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    It depends. Are you putting other content outside the blockquotes (your own take on the article or whatever), or are just posting blockquote blah blah /blockquote?

    If you are actually adding to the article (i usually do a paragraph talking it up) then you should be fine and suffer no duplicate content penalty. Do be sure though that you are mixing up your content sources; don't gank every article from the same site.
     
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  3. DrzMedia

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    I'm actually writing quality posts but once in a while to save time I use block quotes to list stuff like "features" or maybe a quote from a news article. It seems like Google hasn't done anything to me. Thanks!
     
  4. StillSmiling

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    I do a quick paragraph, just a quickie intro really, then entire articles in blockquotes and so far so good. Really though, I haven't seen much in the way of duplicate penalties. I think it depends just how popular the original content is.