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Author Topic: An End To The Aggregation Debate?  (Read 2275 times)

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An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:45:23 AM »
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Yes, there are lots of sharing services. But here’s the thing, they don’t actually share the content. They share links to content. VERY different.

    If you want to take an article from one site and publish it on another, you have to find a person, get permission, and then manually copy it. Assuming you don’t break all the formatting in the process, you’re still not in good shape because you still have to worry about search engines seeing it as duplicate content.

With Repost, I can just copy-and-paste an embed code into my post, and then you get the full article, with all the formatting and images preserved.

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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 11:35:09 AM »
If I was careful, there's a massive copyright issue there.

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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 12:00:27 PM »
If I was careful, there's a massive copyright issue there.

Show me one place where there is not a copyright issue nowadays. It's long past ridiculous.

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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 12:31:13 PM »
So my content will appear elsewhere but 'nicer'?   :huh:


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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 03:25:46 PM »
I thought with someone else's blog post, you just had to make proper attribution to the original author and site. Didn't think you had to get permission. Do you?

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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 04:39:41 PM »
I thought with someone else's blog post, you just had to make proper attribution to the original author and site. Didn't think you had to get permission. Do you?

Actually, you do, in most cases. The only time you don't need to ask permission is when the author of the post has granted you a license to copy it, which is what a CC license would be. And even then it can be conditional, such as when the author specifies non-commercial use only.

If I was careful, there's a massive copyright issue there.

Show me one place where there is not a copyright issue nowadays. It's long past ridiculous.

No copyright issues with this sort of sharing, since the author of the site has to agree and sign up at repost, first. That is giving permission for the article to be shared in full (ads and all) on someone else's site. Since the author preapproved the sharing, there is no copyright violations involved.

So my content will appear elsewhere but 'nicer'?   :huh:

Yes, but not just nicer formatting. You get the page views, your ads displayed, proper attribution, and since it's done in an iframe, it won't look like duplicate content to search engines.

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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 08:32:47 AM »
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Yes, but not just nicer formatting. You get the page views, your ads displayed, proper attribution, and since it's done in an iframe, it won't look like duplicate content to search engines.

That's actually quite a boon to blog authors.

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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 11:29:47 AM »
That's actually quite a boon to blog authors.

Quite a boon to anyone with a product or service, too, since you can embed all those good reviews written by any participating bloggers right on your own site. Testimonials on steroids!  :D

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Re: An End To The Aggregation Debate?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 12:56:35 PM »
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Testimonials on steroids!

Dang straight! Wow, the potential...