I have a website with a collection of programming articles.
Some topics are broad, some topics are narrow. A broad topic generally calls for a longer article, while a narrow topic can be just a paragraph.
If a broader topic covers subtopics A, B and C, I'd still like to create three separate "satellite articles" for each topic, because
I'd like to have coverage for search terms specific for A, B and C, and
I don't want my visitors to have to scroll around to find their answer. If they have a question about topic B, it's best answered in an article that precisely targets B.
Think of it like the Main article... references on certain paragraphs on Wikipedia:
At numerous places I've read that content duplication is terrible for SEO. So, my question is:
Does this approach with covering the same topic (sometimes verbatim) hurt my SEO?