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Canonical Links When Syndicating Third-Party Content to Your Blog

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Hi, all --

Does anyone have experience with syndicating content on their Squarespace blog? My blog page comprises both blog posts I've written/published directly to Squarespace as well as blog posts of syndicated/republished content from a non-Squarespace site (which I'll refer to as "FV" here to keep things simple). 

I need to ensure only the original content on FV is indexed, so my first thought was to include canonical links to the syndicated blog post headers. However, it's starting to sound like there's no way to manually do that. Canonical links are automatically generated for the blog page, but you can't add/edit them to individual posts.

A member of Squarespace's support team shared with me the following, in regards to adding source URL links to individual blog posts:

"...adding in the source URL does not appear to affect the blog post [or target URL's] SEO, and wouldn't be read as duplicate content. So, you should be good to go -- you wouldn't need to add in any additional code to the site in this case."

However, I need to be completely sure Google knows that FV's posts are the originals -- not the one's I've republished on Squarespace, even though I've linked them back to FV.

Can anyone with experience in syndicating blog posts share their knowledge/findings with me? Would code injections within the body of the blog post work?

Thank you in advance for you time and insight!


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