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My research indicated that requiring a link back -- and that the link NOT be nofollowed -- was by far the most important criteria. If the "syndicating" site does not attribute the content with links back to the original that are valid for search engines to follow, search engines have a much harder time tracing where the content originated, and must apply ...


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Jeff is 100% correct in everything he said. Another issue with requesting a syndication site to use <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/foo"> is that it tells Google that the syndication page should get no Page Rank and http://example.com/foo should instead get all of it. That creates two major issues. The syndication page would not ...


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If you site is a blog you can ping lots of aggregators. Here's a list currently recommended by Wordpress: http://rpc.pingomatic.com http://api.feedster.com/ping http://api.moreover.com/RPC2 http://api.moreover.com/ping http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2 http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2 http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php ...


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You are going to have to choose which site you want to be displayed in search results: the company blog or the personal blog. You might want to decide this on a per-post basis: when your making a post that would be better received if a company was behind it, choose to display the company blog; and when the post would be better received if an individual is ...


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I can think of 3 ways - 1) Google Spreadsheets' ImportHtml function can help you selectively scrape content from any website. You can then embed this spreadsheet data as a widget 2) Use YQL. Requires a little programming but the grunt work is simplified 3) Check this article on creating an RSS feed of any website without requiring software or having to ...


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You can also take a look at these lists of RSS directories: 55 RSS Directories RSS and Blog Directories RSS Directories 500 Places to Syndicate Your Content


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As mentioned above without RSS or any API you can tap into you will be forced to grab and parse those websites. You'll probably want to use a cron job to run your crawler on a predetermined basis. It should be no more more frequent then those sites are updated. You should also verify that the other sites' owners do not object to have their websites ...


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It will hurt you because Google does not want to see the same content over and over again especially in their search results. Duplicated content is considered low quality content. The "Panda Algorithm" will definitely filter those pages out either immediately or in the near future as they continue to refine it so you will not get any visitors from Google ...


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Adding another answer because I got a definitive response from Matt Cutts on this: rel=canonical does work across domains, but it acts basically like a 301 [redirect], so the target site's pages would go straight to your site in Google. Any site using your content would basically be wiped out of the search engines. Like Matt says the best way to think ...


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This is exactly what Canonical URLs are for. It's for the content of the page. Not the source code.


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updated (which is required) must contain the date/time of the last significant modification (e.g., price change, added/removed features, etc., but not for corrections of spelling mistakes, or some unimportant change of a description). published (which is optional) contains the date since when the product is added to the shop. You must not change the id ...


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The reason is merely because your articles may be hosted on an authoritative domain. You can host an article on your website and on Wikipedia. You shall see that the Wikipedia article ranks higher. This is what we call domain name authority. Give it some time for Google to figure out the original content. Meanwhile keep building authority backlinks to your ...


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It's too generic to say that syndicated content alone will hurt your search engine placement. For example, consider that almost all news sites use some syndicated news stories from AP, Reuters and other wire services. Another example are sites that publish lyrics and guitar tabs, all duplicate to some degree but many sites will rank for searches for specific ...


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You could also email those websites and ask them to publish RSS feeds.


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if they don't support RSS, your best is probably writing a script that can parse the HTML from these pages, and get the relevant content.



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