Hope, you don't mind guys just a question that popped in my head whilst writing. Thought I would ask.

So just to elaborate can you copy and paste a couple of sentences from one post to another on the same domain without it being flagged for plagiarism?

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tdbabineaux Premium
I think you are Ok . Copying a sentence here and there will not cause any problems.

Of course it wouldn't hurt to change the content around a bit for your visitors.

I think what Google is on the lookout for is "scraping". This is the practice of copying a website and presenting it as your own. I've read stories of people who have had their websites scraped and then seeing the scraped version of their website ranking higher than the "real" site.

A solution to this problem is an RSS feed. I have to admit that I don't know much about RSS at the moment - am too busy building my basic website.

WA does provide info about RSS.

If you do go this route (RSS), I'd love to hear about your experience.

Best

Terry
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Jaz333 Premium
As others have said, yes anything you copy and paste is considered duplicate content, even if it is your own.

Instead, use an internal link to the original content. It will help with your SEO scores and increase the pages any given user might see of your site. The following training might be useful for you: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/classes/internal-linking-strategies-for-rankings

Best, Shannon
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Some very good answers here, Alex! I even received some clarifications form those answers!

Jeff
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chivs86 Premium
Yes, I agree. Glad I asked.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You bet, Alex! A learning experience for us both!

Jeff
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htruong11 Premium Plus
You can copy the same couple of sentences. However, I would stick with keeping your content above 80% original. Otherwise, you'll be penalized by Google.

Perhaps you can try to reword your sentences while conveying the same message.

Hope that helps.
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chivs86 Premium
Yes, this is a good point. I need to go through all my posts to check this actually. Kind of hard to get my head round tbf but great answer.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Yes, you can plagiarise your own content. Up to 5% is acceptable, so a couple of sentences should be fine.
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chivs86 Premium
The post I've just finished writing is because of your idea actually Diane. I was going to update one of my old posts with new keywords but I found a really good keyword so decided to write a new post with it. I've just finished it (barring a couple of tweaks) now. Somehow
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