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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Accidentally made 100 Pages public - can I 404 them and add them back later?

We're running a website and wanted to offer some vouchers to our signed up members, too. At the beginning it should be only a blank page with unvalidated voucher codes from affiliate networks but - as ...
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Translate articles to improve SEO of a non-English website

This is something that I was always wondering. Case A: I have a website in a non-English language. If I find blog post articles from English websites, contact with them for permission and translate ...
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SEO for ecommerce site with no product description and large inventory

We are building a ecommerce with a inventory of about 6000 products, the problem is most of the products have the same description so we decided to keep description as noindex and make it available to ...
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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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Does Google index portions of the page that are unique and ignore the duplicate content?

When a page has content on it that is also on other pages on the site but also some unique content, how does Google handle it? Does Google: Index the entire page (including the duplicate content) ...
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Changed website permalink structure. Old permalinks show as duplicate content in webmasters tools [duplicate]

I have changed the permalink structure for a website containing about 2000 URLs. The old urls are 301 redirected to the new ones. Google indexed most of them yet they show as duplicate titles in ...
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How to find duplicate content within a website, not just titles and meta descriptions?

I am working on a website that has thousand of pages. One of my main concern is that the previous webmasters used the same text blocks on various pages. Thus, even though most of the pages are ...
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Do commerce sites with product filters need to canonicalize filtered URLs to prevent duplicate content problems?

I'm thinking about using rel=canonical for search filter URLs. If I use this tag, my web pages with parameters never get ranked. If I do not use this tag, it may cause duplicate content problems. ...
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Is it OK for SEO to host product manuals from the manufacturer myself, or should I link externally?

I run an eCommerce website and I have been thinking about adding PDF downloads to my product pages. These manuals and product sheets are typically hosted by the product manufacturer, though not all ...
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Webmaster google tools show me duplicate content on the same page after removed the php extention

When i use the option Fetch as Google... show me the follow problems duplicate content meta title the story of.... /lifestyle/serialul-scorpion-inspirat-dintr-o-poveste-adevarata-a-lui-walter-o-brien....
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can the x-robots instruction noindex be good enough to declare duplicate content?

I still have a feeling that at least one search engine in the entire world does not support rel-canonical like google does. On top of that, rel-canonical offers less flexibility especially when ...
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Question related Duplicate content. (Robot meta)

So I created this amazon affiliate ecommerce sites. Basically all the products data are copied from the amazon. My homepage is original content, but all my products pages are duplicate content, by ...
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Google is indexing pages with old URLs

I run a doctor directory website. It has profile pages on individual doctors. This was the url structure: www.example.com/docprofile/23/ We recently changed the url structure to: www.example.com/...
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SEO way to create a big website with small aggregate ones

Let's say I have this website recipes.com that has a service that allows to register a lot of recipes. Each recipe belongs to one or more categories. Now I would like to create specialized websites. ...
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False Duplicate Content On Moz Report

We are using Salesforce's Visualforce to run one of our websites. We use Moz to monitor SEO issues. Moz has identified more issues pages than we have - see the attached image. We have only a few ...
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Can I have duplicate merchant descriptions for different subpages?

Let's say we are maintaining a website that offers cashback. Let's also say that cashback isn't well known in our country but voucher codes are. That's why we'd like to be found on the search term "...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try ...
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Canonicalization for pages each comparing two products

What is the best way to handle canonicalization for product comparison pages? For example: Page that compares item 1 against item 2 Page that compares item 2 against item 3 In the above example, ...
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Prioritizing duplicate/syndicated content rather than original

The Context I work for a company that services the PR and communications industry on of variety of levels. Our direct clients use us as a content creation agency, to help integrate their brand into ...
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How to write a blog for SEO purpose

I have a photo sharing website, which provides very little textual content. Users can add tags to photos and a description, but it creates a lot of duplicate content, because most of the descriptions ...
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Do sort and page parameters count as duplicate content?

I'm running into duplicate content warnings on my site. I have product overview pages which can be sorted on price, popularity and more. I end up with URLs like these: www.example.com/products?sort=...
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302 Redirect SEO complaining about duplicate title

I have a category page that if it has one product on it, it will redirect to that particular product page using a 302 redirect. However because of this, if I look in google webmaster tools, it is ...
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Plagiarism or duplicated content

Do crawlers know which copy is original and which is a duplicate? Suppose I write a tutorial and post in two forums. For obvious reasons one has a different date and time than the other. Or suppose ...
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Company Description in Various Local Business Directories - Duplicate Content? [duplicate]

If we put our company on various local business directories -- should we create a different company description for each listing to avoid being penalized by search engines for duplicate content?
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Does having the company slogan at the top of every page hurt page rank

At the top of every page I have an image file with a graphic of the company logo. Next to it is the text for the company slogan in a span tag. below that is the top level menu and below that is an h1 ...
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Remove subdomains from Google index and stop indexing them

I am running static content through a CDN, cdn1-cdn5 I am using such subdomains for that. I am loading just images, CSS and JS files this way, but apparently Google has indexed some pages on ...
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Trailing slashes, duplicate content and spam?

so a website has the homepage URL with a trailing slash and without, both indexed by Google. e.g. domain.com and domain.com/ The site owner runs into the duplicate content issue. It is easier for ...
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Multiple touchscreen setup/display

I hope this is in the correct SE area. I have been tasked with designing a touchscreen interface for multiple display screens. I have successfully designed this using html, css & php (a simple ...
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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Does common text cause duplicate content?

Working on a new website, that has lots of pages with people's info and bio. Because of this, it contains a lot of common text on each person's page. example.com/person1 contains: Height: his ...
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Will Google penalize news website for duplicate content when it links to original stories along with the full text? [duplicate]

My website is similar to news.google.com. news.goole.com link's to original source, and shows some of the content from the target page. My website copies the content of the original source and shows ...
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Targeting Locations in content seen as keyword dumping

Lets say I have the following page about catering it reads something like this: We do Catering in All mayor cities in Australia including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne..etc. Lets say the user clicks the ...
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Submitting url to link directories seen as un-natural link building in 2015

Hi I've got a bit of a problem that I hope someone can help me with. Background Someone hired a freelancer on our team of SEO consultants ("specialists") During the course a month he (the consultant)...
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A lot of no-index on products page is bad?

I just started an e-Commerce site and as I am aware of thin page/duplicate page are bad for site. I no-indexing all my product pages which contains only size and colours data for the product ( no ...
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SEO multiple ecommerce website running off the same codebase

I was wondering the about the effect a duplicate/similar codebase of products would have on a sites SEO across 190 domains. We have a dealer group with 190 for a certain class of products e.g. ...
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Duplicate content on international websites

I'm helping on the SEO of an international group. Among others, there's a company.com website and a company.com.sa website (Saudi Arabia). They have got a new FAQ section on the .com website, in ...
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Canonical tag to avoid duplicate content: what impacts?

I'm working for a company which job is to take care of "networks". One brand buy websites in bulk. They set-up one website with unique content on it describing their job, what they do, what they ...
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What's the proper way to check page similarity? [duplicate]

The following are two sample web pages I have created: example.com/index1.htm example.com/index2.htm I have deliberately used the same HTML markup and same bloated in-line stylesheet code in both. ...
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The ultimate recipe to end duplicate content

I decided now its time to fine-tune my apache configuration to finally/hopefully end the duplicate-content madness. I notice the more I pay attention to this, the more income I make from ads. This ...
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noindex all posts and doindex all tags

I have a Tumblr-style picture blog running on WordPress. The blog has only one picture per post, and thousands of pics all tagged. Let's pretend its all pics of cars; each post has one pic of a car, ...
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awkward URL structures used to search for duplicate content

I think I sort-of figured google out with its duplicate content checks but I want to make sure I nailed all of the URLs. Already, I forced all URLs on my site to be lower-case. But now, I believe ...
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How to avoid duplicate Title, H1 tags on keyword pages?

As my question states i want to avoid duplicate Title and H1 tags on my website. My pages are like this example.com/rock-music-list-1/ ... example.com/rock-music-list-9/ On each page there is a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Duplicate content (slash and none slash version of a page)

Google Webmaster Tools shows a lot of duplicate content in the following pages: www.example.com/example www.example.com/example/ I do NOT offer two versions of any page on my website, when you ...
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Is the same theme on multiple sites considered duplicate content?

I have two sites, using the same theme with a similar layout/appearance and images, but with entirely different content. Would Google consider this duplicate content?
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Why does http://example.com equal http://example.com/? [duplicate]

When I access http://example.com in a web browser, the browser adds a slash to the end of the URL and loads the page. The part that scares me is that duplicate content exists when one uses the ...
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apache directory pages in default setup = duplicate content?

I'm trying to figure out if google or any other service would treat apache folder pages as duplicate content if in each access attempt a random number of slashes are used. For example, these four URLs ...
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HTML Improvements are not updating properly

I use Webmaster Tools for my website and I have removed duplicate titles in my site. But it is not getting reflected in Webmaster Tools. Is there any reload to view the changes in HTML Improvements?
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SEO: How to stop specific sections of a page from being crawled? [duplicate]

I would like to display customer reviews from another website (with their agreement) own my own site for certain product pages. Using these 3rd party reviews would be helpful for users, though there'...
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avoiding duplicate content on mobile at all costs

After thinking for numerous hours, I'm starting to think that google discovered duplicate content in a unique way. I have a website that presents photos. I have a desktop version and a mobile version....
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Does translating just the navigation but leaving the content untranslated lead to duplicate content SEO problems?

Imagine there is a page with video, it has hreflang tags setup, to lead let's say German visitors to /de/ folder. So, on that German version of page, everything like menus, navigation and such are in ...