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    Do RSS Feeds cause duplicate content?


    I have a client who has a main site and about 15 distributor websites.

    The BIG problem here, is each distributor wants their own website, each with their own design, etc.

    BUT, the ability to have unique content on every one of the 15 websites is going to be next to impossible, since they all sell the exact same things, just in different regions across the globe.

    My question is, if the distributors sucked content from the main site via RSS, would Google look at it as duplicate content on the distributor sites?

    The old distributor sites had hard coded content that was IDENTICAL across every site, so they were obviously penalized by Google, but what if they used RSS Feeds from one source?
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    Just bumping this because I am dire need of a concrete answer.

    Sorry to be pushy, but I'm getting fire up the butt from a client who needs to know.

    I've done some research online, and it seems RSS content does not generate "duplicate content" because it's pulled from another source, but I'd love to hear about some success/failure stories before I take the plunge.
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    RSS feeds do not cause duplicate content.

    Your feed takes you back to the full article, or it can contain the article.

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    • NMmarketing agrees : Google and other search engines are intellegent enough to know what RSS feed is

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