Help Needed Please on the Use of Public Domain Content

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A quick question on the use of Public Domain Content.

1. I found two excellent content pieces for my niche on Public Domain. My question is can I mix the content of the two pieces into a single article? Would I be violating any laws by doing so?

2. Do I have to site the source if I post the article on my blog?

Also to avoid the duplicate content penalty, I was thinking of adding around 200 words and use the content from the two content pieces from Public Domain. I just wanted to know if any of you guys do it or if you just use the Public domain content as it is.

Please advise.

#content #domain #public #question
  • Profile picture of the author capriliz
    If the content pieces are from the public domain, then you can do whatever you want with it. That is the beauty of public domain content.

    I use public domain for one niche I have, and I do reference the origin - mainly because it is a from a .gov site. So, not only do I give credit to the "author", but I feel it gives more credibility to my site.
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    • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
      Thanks Capriliz. Do you suggest a mix in terms of adding unique content to the use of public domain content? To give you an idea, my blog has over 100 articles. Right now I am contemplating on taking advantage of using Public Domain content. I want to make sure I don't overdo it. Would 50 public domain articles for every 100 unique content articles be a safe approach?
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      • Profile picture of the author capriliz
        I think that is where you have to find your own balance. I am sure there are differences based on what niche you are in.

        There is a thread already started on using public domain for content.

        Kneb Knebaih explains here how he uses PD to earn an online income.
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        • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
          Thanks Caprilz. This is very helpful.
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