Duplicate content – Should I worry?

Ian Hancock Stuff

In simple terms… no! For years SEO types have worried about having duplicate content on their websites. Surely if your website contains content from another site you will be penalised by Google for copying!

This simply isn’t the case. Syndicated content has always been an important part of the web and will continue to be so. If a page on your site does use duplicated copy the page may be filtered and not necessarily perform well but your site overall won’t suffer.

This doesn’t mean you should go out to purposely rip content off other sites but if done honestly you really have nothing to worry about.