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  1. Brian Sharwood
    August 6, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    One thing we see regularly at HomeStars, which is worth pointing out, is companies that take reviews from our site and cut and paste them in their entirity and put them on a ‘testimonials’ page on their website. I regularly explain that is not only content theft, but also google will penalize your SEO for doing that.
    If your review site has a website widget, like ours does as well as a number of others, use that. If the review site doesn’t, the next best protocol is to take a segment of the review and then link back to it – maybe with a ‘read more” link.

    • Darren
      August 6, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

      Hey Brian…great point, and you just brought up a great topic for a post. Who OWNS the review? I am sure in the TOS somewhere it states you can’t take the content, but then again, without the work, the review never get’s posted. That is a great topic to kick around! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!