I'm planning on my Website having a mixture of original content, guest posts by niche experts, PLR articles, and niche relevant syndicated content from (i.e. CNN, etc...). By placing that content on my site (syndicating, w/ links back to the authority site).
What I understand is that Google will only rank the site that has the most traffic (i.e. the authority news site in this case) and will give them more Google "love", however, as long as everything else on my site is related to that same niche content, I shouldn't be put in the penalty box. That was my understanding. What I'm gathering is the big duplicate content ding is when you put up a bunch of sites (for affiliate offers, etc...) and copied the same articles on all of them or duplicating content on your own site, that's where I thought the "ding" came in. I thought I'd double check and ask the forum since I'm no expert and I want to be right about this.
It would provide great value to my site visitors to have all this scattered information all in one spot so they can easily get to the data they need. That's why this question is really important to me.
Thanks for your advice! :confused::confused: