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Blogging Pitfalls: Avoiding Duplicate Content Purgatory

Copy ButtonWhen you hit “publish” on a new post, how many copies of that post exist on your site? How about on the Web?

The truth is that there is no way to know exactly how many copies of your post you create because every theme and every site are different in this area. However, depending on your setup, you can create more than a dozen copies of the work on your site and that can create a serious headache both for yourself and for the search engines.

Duplicate content may not be the extreme danger it once was but it is a lurking problem for bloggers and other webmasters alike. However, it isn’t a simple one to stop, especially considering that the issue isn’t limited to what is going on with your site but can be amplified by the actions of others sites, including those you don’t control.

It’s worth taking a moment, if you haven’t already, to understand duplicate content, how it works and, most importantly, how to avoid it. Read More

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Blogging Pitfalls: Using Google as a Stock Photo Site

Everyone knows that images help make a good blog post great. Not only do they provide a much-needed visual element to break up the gray text, but they help your content stand out in RSS readers.

Unfortunately though, not everyone has the photography or art expertise to make an image for every post and, even those who do often lack the time or consistently apply it.

So bloggers routinely turn to other sources for their image. Some use screenshots or logos under fair use, others find press photos by the organizations they talk about and still others find licensed works from other aritists.

However, some make the mistake of finding their photos wherever they can and it is a mistake that has cost many bloggers dearly, both literally and figuratively. Read More

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