This article outlines the steps for reusing content (an entire article or just sections of an article) in another location of your site.
Why reuse content?
Updating or modifying content you use across your site can be a tremendous task. Imagine having to update dozens of documents one by one because the wording of a widely used statement in your documentation has changed or having to rewrite whole pages just to avoid duplicate content. Daunting? Not with MindTouch. MindTouch allows you to reuse sections of content or even whole pages. And whenever you need to change a word, a sentence or a paragraph, simply make the change in one single location, and all other pages are automatically updated!
Duplicate content is a big concern for SEO-conscientious content managers. While Google, does not "punish" you for having duplicate content, it arbitrarily chooses which content (if any) to surface in its search results. Punishment or not, Google choosing the page to surface or deciding to ignore pages not only hurts your SEO but also your users, who may not find the information they are looking for in an organic (web) search. Follow the steps outlined in this article to avoid duplicate content (when reusing entire pages). Note that you CANNOT reuse categories or guides. You can ONLY reuse articles.