Review excerpts, bad for SEO? Help please :(

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Hi everyone!

I have a few product reviews for Amazon products - about 1000 words written by me. At the end of the review I usually add a short copy-pasted review from Amazon with a link to see the full review on Amazon.

My question is, is this bad for SEO? Will Google see this as duplicate content and penalize me? Should I spin these reviews or remove them entirely?

Thank you everybody Love this forum, btw!
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  • Profile picture of the author DebbieD
    It's definitely better if you change the words around a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author caskofdregs
    thank you! it's gonna take a bit of work since i have quite a lot of reviews, but i'll work on that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lares
      It shouldnt matter if you use all in one seo plugin or similar one that creates canonical tag.
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      • Profile picture of the author julien731
        Originally Posted by Lares View Post

        It shouldnt matter if you use all in one seo plugin or similar one that creates canonical tag.
        I don't see your point. If she includes a short copy of an Amazon review in her page, it's not gonna change something in the canonical.

        If it's a short extract of the review, maybe you could use the <blockquote cite="http://amazon.com/the-review-page.html"> tag and link it to the original source.
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    It may affect your position in search result. You should rewrite the reviews by your own words.
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