I've written a blog that basically consists of 20 helpful/inspiring quotations by fellow WA members. I haven't posted it yet, because I read somewhere something about google not liking copied content. Would quoting people damage them in some way because of this? (Am talking about my blog here at WA, but would be useful to also know the same for blogging on a website).

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RoopeKiuttu Premium
In my opinion, it's completely fine.

That being said, I've noticed that some people don't like it for some reason and they'd want that you'd ask them before sharing their names and things. Personally, I don't understand that if they have publicly shared the content already but I've just noticed that some people are like that.
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi Roope!

No worries, I've decided not to now. Just have to write something inspiring myself!

Woodsie
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Alright.

Anyways, feel free to share any of my posts/quotes/videos if you want. :)

- Roope
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Woodsie1 Premium
Thanks Roope! Appreciate it.

Woodsie
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Selenityjade Premium
You can quote people as long as it's labeled clearly as a quote. Duplicate content is more about entire passages or pages copied than just a quote. That said, if it were me, I would ask permission to quote people, tho. I don't think anyone would mind it, but it is just proper etiquette to ask permission. :)
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Selenityjade Premium
You are talking about actually quoting people, not copying their words right? Because quotes are okay, copying other people's blogs, not okay. I assumed you meant like people often post inspiring quotes from famous people, but you're doing it for WA members instead of celebrities. Am I mistaken?
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Woodsie1 Premium
That's exactly right - was going to present inspiring quotations from WA members and include their names. Just because I love a lot of the helpful and encouraging stuff people write here and wanted to share some it on my blog.
I don't have time to ask 20 people's permission though. Was just something I was gonna do if I could do it quickly.

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Mary-Elle Premium
Hi, if you're talking about content that other members have put on their Wealthy Affiliate blog posts here, then why not just write your article referring to that content in your own words and include your own affiliate link to their posts.
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allancurtis Premium
Woodsie .. instead of copying the comments, put it in your own words with a link to the post you are referring to ... for example, (I will use my own posts simply because they are mine , LOL)
"Many entrepreneurs find the use of Positive Affirmations" to be helpful ... this post by Allan Curtis, discusses the benefits and provides examples to help set a positive mindset This allows you to mention the topic, express your opinion about the benefits of the topic, and provide a link to the original content ...
Allan
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi Allan!

Thank you for your suggestion - that sounds like a good way of doing it. Was thinking of writing about affirmations actually! Have to give it some more thought.

Woodsie
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, you shouldn't use copied and pasted material.

As regards blogging here at WA, the guidelines state "Don't copy and paste content from elsewhere. Copying content from other sources, even if it is your own, isn't of benefit to the community."

On your own website, everything should be original and in your own words.
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hokey cokey! Thanks Diane.

Woodsie
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