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Potential Duplicate Content With Embedded Video page & Youtube

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Hi!

I'm putting together a Squarespace video page for my client and embedding her Youtube Videos.

Do you think there is any risk of being penalized by Google for duplicate content, by using the same video descriptions as she has on her Youtube page?  I've been using what she has on her Youtube video descriptions using them for the description and excerpt sections on her Squarespace video page.

Should she be writing unique descriptions for the Squarespace page, different from what she already has on Youtube?

We are really focusing on SEO for the site, and don't want this to be a setback.

Thanks to anyone who has experience with this!

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Hi there! Google's stance on duplicate content is that it will only be penalized if Google thinks you're trying to scam people. So no, you won't be penalized for having the same descriptions for your Squarespace videos as you do for YouTube. 

In Google's words, "Duplicate content on a site is not grounds for action on that site unless it appears that the intent of the duplicate content is to be deceptive and manipulate search engine results."

You can check out this article for more: https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2008/09/demystifying-duplicate-content-penalty

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