One SEO professional asked John Mueller in a hangout if it matters if they outsource content.
The SEO professional also asked: how much does it matter if a publisher is outsourcing content instead of having it written by staff writers?
John explained that Google doesn’t differentiate between this. It’s more about the quality of the content overall.
This is something where if you outsource the content, and you get good content back, then you publish that good content.
When it comes to overall quality, there is no difference between in-house content, and outsourced content.
This happens at approximately the 54:45 mark in the video.