When blogging, it's inevitable that you are going to want to share or comment on content you found on other sites.

And, as part of that, most like ly you'll want to bring some of that material onto your site ...

But search engines frown upon duplicate content and often these penalties can, quite literally, kill a site that was once ranking well.

And today I saw a blog/question posted by a WA member:

"I always was under the impression that as long as you used quotation marks (and the name of the originator of the comment/quote in question) that it was not considered plagiarism. However, the Plagiarism checker picks it up."

I think that is a pretty important and common question, so I've decided to create this short tutorial to clarify the issue ...

Ready?

Let's dance!




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bicarmee Premium
Hi Zed, thanks for sharing this. I just shared your post here in fb the other day before i read this tutorial... I also shared the link of Kyle's blog related to WA 1 year black friday promo in my fb (with affiliate links)... how will i rectify. will i delete them or what... sorry for this and thanks a lot again for your posts.
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smartketeer Premium
Are you talking about sharing on Facebook?
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bicarmee Premium
Hi Zed, yes i am sharing it in facebook groups and in my wall - when i see very good posts i share them to my friends, i get the link "affiliate link" then share it...
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smartketeer Premium
That's awesome!

An has nothing to do with duplicate content ... You aren't using that content on your site ...
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bicarmee Premium
ok so i have nothing to worry about, lol. thanks again, Zed
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smartketeer Premium
Anytime!
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wimone Premium
Another jewel of advice Zed. Eventually everything you write other than fiction is a paraphrase from the volume of information you've gathered and absorbed thru your education, reading or hands on experience....so unless you're a researcher and have arrived at your facts thru original research to paraphrase is inevitable.
Will follow your excellent guidance Zed and Thanks.......
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks John!
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Caf4157 Premium
I need to learn how to link things back to a source, not family.

Also I how do you inbed information like affiliate links -- no clue-

Not to get off the topic but how do you make rick pins on Pinterest and claim your website, again you I would like to understand how to imbed the information -- there is instructions but not understing what they are trying to tell me
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rickdware Premium
This is great information for everyone
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Rick!
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rflood Premium
Zed,
Once again you've provided valuable information. Thanks for sharing.
Rose
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, thanks for your time Rose!
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dowj01 Premium
Very useful tutorial. Thank you.
Justin
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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Chrissies Premium
I never realised that this was necessary ZED, I too though that speech marks were sufficient.
So thank you so much, I will do this in future :)
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time Chrissie!
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Chrissies Premium
Its really helpful Zed, thank you :)
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CandP Premium
Cool beanz! Thanks for more super training, Zed.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks my friends!
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Zed. Super helpful.
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, thank you Lauren!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Z,

Nice! This is very helpful... I'm going to be using a quote soon.

If I install this Perfect Pullquotes plugin, can I uninstall the plugin after I have my quote in my content?

Thank you.

Monica
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Monica!

No. if you uninstall the plugin, Wordpress won't recognize the given shortcode anymore.
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PoppaJoe Premium
Thank you for the information. Much needed!
Ever thought of changing your name to Smarty Pants?
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smartketeer Premium
Thare are already too many Smarty Pants out there :)
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JeffGnagy Premium
Good stuff Zed!

A really good answer to a really good question.

Thanks for posting!

cheers!
jeff
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time Jeff!
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keishalina9 Premium
Hey hi Zed! ... good one & gold starred ! .... ⭐️

... as they say, 'there's always a method to madness!' ... oops quotes ... lol ...

Enjoy the rest of a beautiful, wondrous weekend .. 😊
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Keisha!

Have a great day!
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