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    I need to use Wikipedia articles on my website - how should I do it??

    Hi there,

    I am developing an online training course (for English learners). I need to now insert paragraphs from various wikipedia articles into my website for my sample questions.

    Google will clearly penalize me if I copy wiki text into my website's html.

    The only option I can think is to make a PNG image from the text - would Google be able to scan the text from the image and still penalize me?

    Last edited by cyorg; Jul 23rd, 2014 at 04:35 AM.
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    NEED to insert Wikipedia paragraphs? Why is that?

    And what -- do you fear -- would Google penalise you for? Are you trying to RANK for the words in those articles?
    On top of that: why are the pages of your online course visible to search engines? Or to ANY non-subscribers, for that matter?

    Ok, more questions than answers here

    Wikipedia itself has clear rules about sharing/republishing their content. Maybe you should read that first.
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    First of all if you are building an English course online, Wikipedia is not a good resource for it. Yes Wikipedia may be a popular site for sourcing and citing content BUT still this site is not fit source for academic/education site as most of the content in the wiki pages are made and edited by random people online.

    Instead of getting content on Wikipedia, I suggest you find more reliable sites or better, go over online libraries and try to find good content from there. The books you found in online libraries are more appropriate in designing an online course.

    And when it comes to citing sources from these books, you may refer to this article here for proper citation: EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles

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