The same content on different webpages, including on pages on different websites. Search engines may penalise websites which have duplicate content on them.

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How to handle bundle item's seo in eCommerce

I have checked this and similar to this. Almost all of them suggest to have canonical. But I still find my case is little different than this. I have magento based eCommerce site. And I have got ...
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Regional targeting on continent level, same language, 2 domains

I have a question concerning regional targeting of a website. I have 2 websites with exactly the same content and both in English (exact copy), but different domains: abc.example xwz.example I ...
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Duplicate content in nicer form

I'm building one united website for certain type of guides, where content will be user created and there will be lots of useful features(so guides will be displayed in nice form, unlike now on ...
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Host duplicate student webpages without letting them affect SEO

Overview: I am looking to host webpages that students make on our main website. (i.e. www.example.com) Question: Since all students created the exact same website as their project. We do not want to ...
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Prevent website from copying my website

I currently have a website that I am maintain and update I am doing my best to get the best seo score as possible so my site gets found on search engines as good as possible. However, recently I found ...
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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions in Google Webmaster Tools from removed blog [closed]

I added a blog on my website like this: www.example.com/blog Then I created a page just like this: www.example.com/blog/contact Also, I added this link to 'Fetch as Google' in Google Webmaster ...
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Notice of DMCA Content removal from Google Search

I have spend the past couple of hours reading about DMCA complaints and I am more confused than before I started, a complicated technical issue on my side is also not making things easier for me, so I ...
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Canonical tag not getting honoured or is it?

I realise this is a topic which has probably been covered to infinity, however I have my own little question so hope the mods wont mind me opening a new threat on canonical issues. I have a post on ...
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Rel=alternate / canonical implemented for mobile, canonical not being respected

I manage an ecommerce website that has mobile URLs on a subdomain, so m.rootdomain.com. On the mobile URLs, there's a canonical pointing to the relevant product on the www. subdomain (desktop site). ...
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Multidomain duplicate website

I redesigned and redevelop an old website for a client with different offices of their company. Let's say for example: www.company-sydney.com.au, www.company-brisbane.com.au, www.company-melbourne....
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Eliminating need to create near-duplicate content

Ever since I included the tutorial feature on my site, my adsense income consistently went to the bottom every day since the feature was added. Now I feel the only way I can make money again is to ...
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Ranking with 2 URLs for one keyword | Category page & all product page | Use canonical?

I have a webshop where I have a category page called 'Smartwatch'. On this page I inform but also inspire people about smartwatches. Page title of this page : Smartwatch | Find your Smartwatch. ...
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Is there a method for indicating intentionally duplicate content (e.g. product features)?

We often have clients who have products with key technical features that support the customer's purchase decision. Ideally these are present on the product detail with a short blurb. For example, if ...
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Canonical URL to refer to other page, although it is not exactly duplicate content?

We are hosting recurring events, and when you search in Google for that event, you always get an ealier installment of it that tops the list. This is of course obvious, as every time the new event ...
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Does title and description matter if a page is not to be indexed?

Does a meta-description and a title tag has any significance in a page that is marked to not be indexed (either via a rel=canonical pointing to another URL or noindex)? For example, I have a tutorial ...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...
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SEO impact of redirecting high ranking mirror site to the main website

During SEO audit for a client I noticed that they had over a dozen duplicate websites that are carbon copies of the main website. This was done via CMS platform and DNS. One of the mirror sites has ...
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Can I declare a duplicate page via javascript for google?

Most sources of documentation state that one can declare a webpage a duplicate of another by applying this tag on the duplicate page: <link rel="canonical" href="(absolute URL to original page)"&...
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Is it a wise move to turnoff Wordpress tags and categories

I originally wanted to ask whether wordpress tags & categories can lead to duplicate issues, but I found an answer on this post However opinion seems to be divided, the accepted answer from a ...
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I have similar pages with little text, should I add canonical to all but one?

I have a website with online puzzle games. Sometimes, I create a puzzle variation based on an existing one. A change in initial conditions or distribution of elements can change the game, the solution,...
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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Is there SEO conflict if making identical posts on Medium and on a standalone website?

I’m writing a series of blog posts and I’m finding a little bit of a conundrum. I want the audience that can be manufactured on Medium but I also want the SEO that comes from long form text on my ...
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Ranking a Search Engine - 70,000 pages to index without internal links

I've launched a new website which is essentially a search engine for a large amount of data. The website has a homepage with some content and a search box. Search results aren't indexed, and each ...
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Posting same content on two different domains

Just a quick question can I post the same content on two different domains and do a canonical to the primary domain from second domain without my primary domain getting penalized for duplicate content?...
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What is the best solution to have multiple copies of same website tailored to different cities?

I'm a Canadian living in Thailand but I travel a lot to many countries, and I can freelance everywhere. So I want multiple local versions of the same site, without getting hit with duplicate content ...
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Issuu - PDF - Duplicated Content

I often write newsletters and publish them on my own site as PDF's. To potentially drive more traffic to my site, I was thinking about publishing the same newsletter files through sites like Scribd ...
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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Google Search Console Duplicated Content Warning [duplicate]

I develop into a news distribution software. That software cant distribute the same news in many websites. Now, i'm getting an error of Duplicate Content from Google Webmaster. What happens: we ...
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Same content in multiple page can be considered as duplicate content? Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel=“canonical”) to overcome this problem? [duplicate]

We have eCommerce website having lots of products and tags. SAME PRODUCT can be reside in multiple tags. So, in list page of tag may contains same product which reside in different tag page. Question:...
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Should rel=canonical be used for discount deals copy and pasted to new webpages?

We have a discount deal website like Groupon. When we have a new deal contract with our old business owner we have to copy and paste the details from the last deal into a new webpage for the new deal. ...
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Best practice with visual responsive html restructuration

I have to follow a sketch of the main webpage of a website I'm building. The main page is essentially blocks rendered as rows, but one row is divided in 4 blocks that are not of the same height (so I ...
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Are these programmatically generated pages a correct SEO approach?

I am presently working on a taxi booking website. As a test case, the website (which is not yet online) can presently take bookings from 20 cities and booking can be made for 626 destinations (cities) ...
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What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site?

This is a general, community wiki question regarding duplicate content. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you feel that the information provided here does not provide a ...
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Moving content from one site to another - keep content on both sites

I have 1 domain with about 100 posts I would like to move those 100 posts to another (new) domain BUT also keep the posts on the existing (old) domain! Would copying the content to the new domain, ...
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Will create an international mirror site hurt my SEO

I was approached by someone from India looking to copy parts of my website content in India under a new domain name (which would be the same as mine, but ending in .in) The .in website would list the ...
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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to Medium.com?

I've heard that Google punishes sites with duplicate content. If I write an article on my blog then import it on Medium (basically a copy/paste) will Google regard it as a duplicate? Medium.com is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting duplicate content because of URLs with fb_comment_id

I just checked HTML Improvement in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console), and found that there are more than 150 pages with duplicate meta descriptions, and most of them are because of Facebook ...
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What sort of URL structure should be used to display AMP HTML vs vanilla HTML

There's an existing WordPress plugin that creates AMP formats automatically by adding /amp onto the end of any posts URL. I'm worried about duplicating my content at multiple URLs and wondering if ...
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Is the order of querystring parameters a factor in duplicate content in Google?

I was reading this post here. But it does not answer my question fully. I have 2 URL's display that the same content, but contain the exact same query string parameters, the URL's are pretty much the ...
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Setting up Wordpress site for APM - SEO implications

This is fairly new and I have been reading up on AMP implantation. There is a plugin that sets up AMP pages for WordPress. My concern is duplicate content since there will be a new set of pages with ...
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Does having several versions of content have an effect on google ranking?

I revise some of the old posts on my site on a regular basis. I could just rewrite them and move on, but I'd like readers be able to see the previous version. What I've been doing is just putting up ...
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How to use same content from another site without getting a penalty for duplicate content?

I need to use content from a testimonials page of another site, but I don't want to be caught for duplicate content. Is there something I can do to tell google that the div where the content is is ...
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Does google track content duplicacy if same article is written in company blog or somewhere else?

I see some articles are submitted in multiple sites(medium.com,company blog). Does Google track duplicate content for the same company?
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Is content scraping useful for SEO or harmful?

Is content scraping useful for SEO or harmful? Scraping: Taking content from other places on the web and publishing it on your own site. There are many websites that only contain pieces of other ...
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Making friendly URLs without making unfriendly URL accessible to anyone

As many know, one can make a friendly URL with mod_rewrite in their .htaccess file like so: RewriteRule ^category/(.*)$ /somescript.php?category=$1 [L] This works as long as somescript.php is ...
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Should URL paths be case sensitive?

My website's URLs are currently case-insensitive. For example, both of the following links show the exact same page: http://example.com/about http://example.com/About However, taking a look at the ...
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Joomla creating /2-uncategorised/ page's, duplicate content?

I've added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first these articles weren't linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like "site.com/2-uncategorised/25-bureau-lokeren"...
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Is it OK for SEO and user experience to 301 redirect self-generated param URLs?

I am using a CMS which offers a wide range of options which lead to many additional special pages mainly in a way duplicating the same content as the original article. These generated pages are ...
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Is duplicate title tags an issue when they're redirected?

According to Google Webmaster Tools, I have a number of duplicate title tags. This happens because my products all have two URLs: /products/product and /product/product-category/product. /products/...