Can I copy Wkipedia articles on my site?

garva sharma June 7, 2013

I want some good educational content, so can I get those from Wikipedia?

  1. Deepanker Verma
    June 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    You can copy articles. But never expect your website to do well in Google search. Copy content is hated by Google Panda

  2. James Bruce
    June 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    You'll suffer SEO issues for copied content; if you must copy other people's work, at least be sure to mark it as "noindex" to avoid penalties.

    • null
      June 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      yes i wanna make them noindex but can i copy those articles from wikipedia answer me fast

    • muotechguy
      June 15, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Taken from the linked paste someone already posted:

      "Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify Wikipedia's text under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and, unless otherwise noted, the GNU Free Documentation License. unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts."

      Yes, you can, so long as you attribute under the terms of the licence.

      The question is do you feel ethically comfortable copying others work instead of just linking there?

  3. Junil Maharjan
    June 9, 2013 at 5:45 am

    you can but mentioned the source so that it wouldn't cause any problems later.

  4. null
    June 8, 2013 at 6:18 am

    rob H i don't wanna copy all wikipedia, only want 4 articles but some articles are good and i dont want users to leave my website.

  5. Rob H
    June 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Why do you want to copy? A link to the Wikipedia article sidesteps any need to think about copyright and the article will get updated if facts are incorrect, new information emerges or simply to improve presentation/readability.

  6. Vipul Jain
    June 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Wikipedia Content - Yes.
    Wikipedia Logos - No.
    Images in articles - Maybe/Depends article to article!

  7. suad n
    June 7, 2013 at 10:25 am

    In short YES

  8. ha14
    June 7, 2013 at 9:03 am
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