I am dyslexic, not reading, understanding is more the issue.

I make something seemingly simple complicated, maybe even like now!

I have posted a video to YouTube, then I put that link on my website in a blog post.

Then I went to Facebook and posted the same video.

Is that how it works?

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nathaniell Premium
"Duplicate content" for video is much more forgiving than written content. I"m not sure why. Posting your videos on different platforms is smart, and encouraged. Syndicating your content across platforms is not recommend, though maybe snippets in social media aren't really an issue.

This is just the rule of thumb, and best practice. The main thing you want to avoid with duplicate content is publishing a large amount of other people's content on your own site.
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ChrisHiew Premium
Let assume that my article has 10% copied from that other websites, is this considered as a duplicate post. Also, what is the % of plagiarism allowed?
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
No plagiarism is allowed. You are allowed to read other sites and pick up information, but you must change it to your own words.
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EmakAmelia Premium
It is okay to get ideas from other websites. However, we still need to rephrase the sentences, write it in our own words and check it again and again until our content is 100% plagiarism free.
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LauraFuller Premium
Ok. I’ll add my thoughts here. Example: if I use a template with the exact wording for all of my reviews but change the title and a few words in the post, it is not considered duplicate content. They are both my posts. But if I copy a post from someone else’s blog or a different URL the it will be duplicate content and supposedly google will not index my post.

But I have the exact title on a blog post, a Pinterest pin and a YouTube video and all 3 are ranked #1 on google. I do have each one linked back to the original blog post. If it were considered duplicate content google would not rank all three.

Hope the examples help.

Laura
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iJared Premium
Nice, time for me to put it all to work.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Just as Chrystopher said in his comment, duplicate content is where we write the same written content in more than one place on the internet. Search engines like Google can even pick up what we post on our social media.
That said, when we share our YouTube URL on our website and multiple social media accounts, I don't think it is considered as duplicate. It just means you are promoting that YouTube video which is great. :)
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Exactly :-)

Also, it is ok to add the first paragraph of a blog post to other sources, especially social media, as long as it contains a link back to the original post, as this is known as content syndication and will not harm your SEO, it will, in fact, boost it.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Oh yes, that's what I did when I create pins on my Pinterest. I copied parts of my blog post in the description box. :) Thank you for clarifying that, Chrystopher. Now I have a peace of mind.
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iJared Premium
You are saying to use the first paragraph as the YouTube description and in Facebook post, or where ever I am posting it?
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Only if you want to, and if you do, make sure you have a link pointing back to the original post
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ChrystopherJ Premium
That is ok yes

Duplicate content is where you have the same "written" text in more than one location.

I.e. If you create a post on your website and then copy that text to another website, then it is duplicate content.
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iJared Premium
Copy that! Thanks.
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