Posted March 18, 2007 11:11 am by with 9 comments

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There’s always lots of cool news items over at my Google Reader Link Blog. If you’ve not already subscribed to the feed, you’re missing out on great stuff like…

  • Thanks Andy, I’ll definitely be subscribing!

  • Very cool, Andy. But, let me ask an SEO question.. Aren’t you concerned about the shared links and excerpts getting spidered and creating duplicate content of your site? Or am I thinking too hard?

    Continued success,

    John Ebbert

  • Hii,
    I have subscribed it Andy, really nice article. Keep going on like this… Thanks

    Best REgards,
    Eliena Andrews

  • It’s a nice read. I’m in it as well.

  • John – not sure I understand your question. The shared links are hosted on Google’s URL, so nothing will be duplicated at Marketing Pilgrim. I wish they offered an option to just share a snippet of each post, but they don’t. I’m at least able to control the RSS feed so that it only shows a snippet – that way I can help protect the original content owner.

  • Got ya, Andy. I think you’ve answered my question with the “snippet.”

    I was actually thinking more about your content.. you’re publishing a snippet on your reader but the whole article, obviously, is on Marketing Pilgrim. So is there a negative SEO effect by having the snippet published elsewhere and creating duplicate content? Answer: No, not with a snippet. Am I making sense yet?

    (just getting some insight from the expert – you!)

  • John – not sure I’m following you. For my own blog posts, I publish the full post. This does get picked-up and published elsewhere – including scraper sites – but Google knows that I am the originator (based on authority and links) and so it’s the other content that gets filtered, not mine. Does that help?

  • Now I see what you’re saying – that helps immensely. Thanks, Andy.

  • Steve

    Andy, I came across this post on link building and apparently hidden links:
    How can Google not catch something this obvious? Am I missing something? Thanks!