Using Block Quotes Correctly

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    I've been using block quotes to support & supplement my articles. The block quotes are relevant and include proper citations.

    If properly quoted, good content helps SEO, is there a tipping point where excessively long (or too many) block quotes hurt rather than help?

    It's tempting to use block quotes frequently to add to word count.

    Is there a ratio of quoted content/original content that you should stay within?
     
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    Correct.

    This isn't to say don't use quote if they have relevance and support your article. But the majot part of your posting should be original content exactly as done in the SEJ article.

    What you should also be looking as is how the article fits in with the focus of the site. Is it something a visitor would want to read, does it add value and add authority to other content? Google looks much more at the whole site rather than individual pages - each article you write should form part of site not a tagged on the end.
     

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