I'm quitely new to SEO and I don't know how to handle foreign content on a blog.
I am writing content for two different blogs. The subjects of these blogs intersect partially, so there are sometimes situations in which I like to post exactly the same entry on both blogs. On the other hand I often see blogposts with a note like "this post was first published on www.xyz.com".
I thought to avoid the problem with double content I could use a canonical link in both cases. But all I read about using it cross-domain supposes to still have the same website.
So what is the best practice to handle this, by avoiding
- that the original site doesn't benefit from being the first-posted and
- that the second site has disadvantages because of containing double content
edit: I assume the fact that google tries to serve different contents for given keywords. Sites which doesn't seem to be the original one of multiple found content are ranked down, based on the presumption the content was stolen or something else (this correct?). How to prevent this behaviour if content is legally doubled? Would the canonical-link be the right way or isn't there any, bercause it'd be against googles aims?