Can old blog content be reused on a site without creating a duplicate content issue?
 by Kristi Hagen

Can old blog content be reused on a site without creating a duplicate content issue?

  • I once authored a blog on a subdirectory of our site that we stopped updating quite a while ago and have long since removed it. The blog had hundreds of entries ranging in length from short paragraphs with 100-150 words to longer entries of about 400 to 500 words.

    Recently, while reviewing the old blog entries, I realized that a lot of the content is still evergreen and that many of the shorter posts could actually be combined into longer ones.

    My question is: Are we likely to have duplicate or stolen content problems with Google if we combine and repost the material without redirects?

Answer:

The short answer is - No. Due to the time factor, the old content is probably no longer in Google's index. Therefore, the act of updating/combining it should make it unique.

It's a sound plan and a good way to make use of all that content. Go for it!SEN article end

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