I created a post to highlight customers experience of LegalShield. When I went to publish, Google imformed me that my post failed the originality test and I should make changes. There must be a way to do this and not fall foul of Google. Any suggestions?

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Stella2 Premium
Along with the suggestions from below, you can also put the quote in an image. Then it isn't text to be counted as duplicate. Just add the image where you want it in the post.

I've done this before and it worked fine.

Al the best, Stella :-)
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EdwinBernard Premium
Thanks for the tip. I found the block symbol in WordPress and used that. It seemed to work just fine. I decided to follow you!
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Stella2 Premium
You're welcome, and I'm glad you found a solution. Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back.

All the best,
Stella :-)
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phil1944 Premium
If you want to use the actual quote and not get penalized, you need to use the blockquote tag.

<blockquote cite=https://source.com">
<p>Text.</p>
</blockquote>

The quoted Text will appear in your post with quote marks around it and Google won't regard it as duplicate.

Or you can use a plugin like perfect-pullquote. Disclaimer: I've no experience with it, only aware of it.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Phil, I found the blockquote symbol in WP and used that for my quotes. It worked just fine. Thanks for the tip!
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ericcantu Premium
As long as you're writing from your experience and using your own words and not copying and pasting you'll be fine. It's ok to use customer reviews. That content originality feature is just a tool to help you along.
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