Using Quotes in Your Blog Legally and Ethically
In today’s lesson, I want to talk about using quotes on your blog.
I’m regularly asked - particularly by new bloggers - what the etiquette and legalities are around using content that others have written in your own content - or the practice of quoting others.
It’s a good question because quoting others and building upon their ideas with your blog can be one way to improve the quality of your content, serve your readers and build relationships with others (the ones that you quote).
Having said that - using the content with others in inappropriate ways is something I see semi-regularly and it can really hurt (if not destroy) your reputation if you don’t do it right.
There’s no need to worry though - it’s not hard to get right and in this podcast I’m going to share why quotes are beneficial, why you need to do it right, some tips on how to do it and lastly I want to share some ways to use quotes on your blog to create different types of content.
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Further Resources on How to Use Quotes in Your Blog Content Legally and Ethically
8 Tips for Using Quotes and Dialogue in Your Blog Posts
The Why, How and When of Using Quotations on Your Blog
How to Cite Sources & Not Steal People's Content on the Internet
When Do You Need to Secure Permissions?
ProBlogger Facebook Challenge Group
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Hi there, and welcome to Episode 173 of the ProBlogger podcast.
My name is Darren Rowse, and I’m the blogger behind ProBlogger.com – a blog, podcast, event, job board, series of eBooks, and a real book, too – all designed to help you as a blogger to grow your blog to create amazing content, to build community and engagement with your readers, and hopefully to make some money from your blog as well. You can learn more about ProBlogger over at ProBlogger.com.
In today’s lesson, the last of 2016, I wanna talk about using quotes on your blog. I’m regularly asked, particularly by new bloggers, “What’s the etiquette and legalities around using content that other people have written on their blogs or in their books or in other forms? How do you use that in your own content?” or I guess, questions about the practice of quoting other people. It’s a great question because quoting other people and building upon their ideas with your blog’s content can be one way to really improve the content on your blog. It’s a great way to serve your readers (and we’ll talk a little bit more about why that’s the case) and to build relationships with others, the people that you quote.
There’s a lot of benefits of having quotes in your content, but having said all that, using content from others in inappropriate ways is something that I do see people doing semi-regularly. It can really hurt, if not destroy your reputation as a blogger,