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    Link to clone content


    I have a question, what happens if I:

    - Write a good content on a comment on site Y
    - I copy the content (written by me) in a post on my website X (adding / changing only a few words)
    - I add a link to my post editing the comment (on site Y)

    The questions are:

    - What will Google do? Who will rank better in your opinion (excluding all the other ranking factors)?
    - Can I get penalized for the cloned content or not?

    Thanks to all will reply to me
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    I did something similar on SEOchat (with the mods permission) with a thread I created. The thread was getting old and I had created a better guide on a website, so I added a link to that thread. In this case the link is no follow which is most certainly your case too.

    - What will Google do? Who will rank better in your opinion (excluding all the other ranking factors)?
    It will have no impact at all on your rankings because the link is no follow.

    - Can I get penalized for the cloned content or not?
    There is no such thing as a duplicate penalty, so you can't receive a penalty for this. However cloned or duplicate content can be hard to rank.

    Write a good content on a comment on site Y
    This must have been a very long comment and interesting comment if it deserves a full webpage on your site when changing only a few words.
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    Thanks for the reply!

    Yes, it's a no follow link but it's a link, this should tell to google that probably:

    - I am the owner of the content
    - Or, at least, I am authorized to add a link

    These 2 factors I think are relevant...
    In other words: can the post be seen as an excerpt / presentation of the full article?
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    Google more or less does not like duplicate content that is posted on several of your own website pages. Example, you write about your business on the home page and same content is posted on your service page with same description and title tag.
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    How can I check this?
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    I don't think Google is going to like it if it catches similar scenario. No one uses spun articles anymore for a reason(changing few words in a article and repost it
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    Ok, what is the best practice then?

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