Is it OK to collect information from different websites and display on one page?

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I already asked this question somewhere else, but didn't get good response, so I came here, because, I always get good response here at warrior forum.

My teacher advised me to create a platform where information about specific topics around the web should be displayed at one place. For example, If there are a lot of topics around the web about Android Tutorials.

1. I will choose the top 20 (or any number of) websites.
2. I will create a page for android tutorials on my website
3. I will mention the most useful topics on my page, with the same titles, and same description (no full description, but just first 3-5 lines).
4. Below short description of each topic, I will create a link (read more), which will lead to the actual website for full reading.

The above scenario will look like the search results in a website, which have title, short description and link to topic. However, I will add my own content as well in my website, the above technique will be used for providing additional information around the web about a topic.
So, I think, I have explained it clearly what I want to develop. But before moving forward, I want to know, Is this OK ? Will search engines love my website, or will dislike because of duplicate content? Should I move forward, or stop ?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    You could create a 2nd page on your site which includes the links to the external sources of content, then noindex the 2nd source page.

    ...or you could code the source text/links in javascript.

    ...or you could build links to rank the page.

    BTW, the page with stronger SEO wins in the SERPs, just like a scraped webpage can out rank an original webpage. Not that I'm suggesting anyone scrape other sites/pages.

    Who's your teacher?
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    • Profile picture of the author JoshuaReen
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      ...or you could code the source text/links in javascript.
      ...or you could build links to rank the page.

      Who's your teacher?
      Can you please explain these two points?
      My teacher is currently doing PHD in Computer Science, and he is teach us Enterprise System Development, Database Warehouse, Page Rank and Web Mining. Here is his profile.

      Someone suggested me the following.
      "In your case, my recommendation is to always link back and never use all of the information, only snippets or small portions."
      what do you say about it? I think, your second point above, and this recommendation are the same thing. Right ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Faaiza
    Originally Posted by JoshuaReen View Post

    I already asked this question somewhere else, but didn't get good response, so I came here, because, I always get good response here at warrior forum.

    My teacher advised me to create a platform where information about specific topics around the web should be displayed at one place.......

    What you are talking about is called curation, I am working on a curation website (diy and tutorials) for 3 months and have no issue. just write the intro by yourself and give reference links, Google don't mind this and people are loving such websites. adding something about the websites you are linking to is even better.

    Advice: dont post link as "read more" but put the title of the article you are curating as link. for example if I am adding a diy table lamp tutorial I am writing link text as DIY table lamp by (website name).
    study anchor text on google.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      You can't use the whole thing if you care about United States law.
      That's called stealing. US law allows quoting snippets of length that
      will not look like you are one-upping the original. That snippet length
      depends on how long the original one was, I assume. Just google
      fair use copyright.

      Many people don't know that you can legally quote something and use
      it.

      Outside the US, nobody gives a flying leap. But if your site is hosted
      in the US, or uses US extensions, .com, .net, org, us, you are under
      their thumb regardless.

      Google news uses this concept, so they have no trouble with it.
      So long as you are providing it in a useful and unique way.

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    • Profile picture of the author JoshuaReen
      Originally Posted by Faaiza View Post

      What you are talking about is called curation, I am working on a curation website (diy and tutorials) for 3 months and have no issue. just write the intro by yourself and give reference links, Google don't mind this and people are loving such websites. adding something about the websites you are linking to is even better.

      Advice: dont post link as "read more" but put the title of the article you are curating as link. for example if I am adding a diy table lamp tutorial I am writing link text as DIY table lamp by (website name).
      study anchor text on google.
      Thanks for useful information. Can you share the link of your curation website, so that I can look at it ?
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      • Profile picture of the author MathewJonns
        I think, you should check scoop.it, this website is also a content distribution website and rank well in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoRaitman
    Google frowns upon repeated articles verbatim. However quoting articles and linking back is admiored and will bring high rankings if relevant to your post. You could get permission too reprint but I would keep that to a minimum or ask a contributing editor with a decent readership to submit an article. He gets more exposure and you will get a quality post. WIN-WIN.
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