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Will I get a duplicate content penalty for embedded video?

mart903
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Will I get a duplicate content penalty for embedded video?

If one updates the content of a page with a video from You Tube that someone else has uploaded, would the page be penalized by Google because of duplicate content?
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wollowra
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Welcome to Affilorama Mart.

No It won't as you are just linking back to you tube by embedding the video in your page.

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Search engines havent got quite to the point of scanning videos the same way they scan written content but good to be conscious of these things.

Embedded videos can be a great way to increase the 'stickiness' of your pages which can be good for SEO - just make sure you give visitors a good reason to stay and watch the video.
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mart903
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Thank you Troy and Mark for your quick and welcoming support. I am honored.
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No problem. You'll find this forum is pretty good at making sure everyones posts get replied to!

Just one other point with regard to embedded videos is to make sure you include a description of what the video is about for SEO reasons, similar to how you use alt text for images - you need to tell the engines what the video/images are about because they cant view them.
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Great tips Mark. I have started using video on my blogs. it is a great way to created good content fast. I can record a video in 3-5 minutes with as much content or more as an article that takes an hour to write.
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