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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duplicate content - can't use 301 or canonical tag

I recently started managing SEO for a client. I'm seeing a lot of duplicate content on their site but their custom CMS doesn't allow canonical tags, and I was told by their team that we can't use ...
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Duplicate title tags link to the same unique url

In Google Webmaster Tools I'm dealing with HTML Improvements > Duplicate title tags. I have a Wordpress site and I use multiple categories for some posts. I have subsequently deleted one category ...
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Why Wikipedia does not have duplicate content issues with search engines? [duplicate]

I discovered that the following 2 URLs are serving exactly same content. Why is this not impacting Wikipedia's SEO? I've heard having same content across 2 URLs has negative impact on SEO. ...
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Robots.txt Disallow command

How do I use robots.txt to disallow folders which are being crawled due to a bad URL structure? They're currently causing a duplicate page error. The URL which been crawled incorrectly is: ...
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Duplicate content problem due to plugin

Actually I am running website on WordPress where I have installed Transposh plugin on my site 'example'. Unfortunately, despite having English as the default language and therefore available at ...
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Microformats, reviews and duplicate content

Let's say I have a site that sells widgets, and the URL structure is like so: /[type-of-widget]/[sub-type]/[widget-name]/ So, a URL for a widget might be: ...
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Should I put a landing page on my secondary websites or redirect to my main page

(Object Name changed below to keep things simple) Let's say my company sells badges and buttons. Our main website is badges-and-buttons.co.uk. We also have a lot of other sites that we have ...
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How do avoid dupe content with different countries+locales? [duplicate]

I'm considering hosting different translations of my web site via a subdirectory for each; for example: http://www.mydomain.com/en-US/ http://www.mydomain.com/en-CA/ http://www.mydomain.com/fr-CA/ ...
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Aliasing resellers domain to primary domain

I have designed a website that accepts re-sellers and actually the concept of this website is having local re-sellers for each province (or should we say branches). I have designed this website in a ...
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www.mysite.com/ and www.mysite.com/index.html dupe content?

I am running a static web site via Apache. So, if you visit http://www.mysite.com/products, http://www.mysite.com/products/, and http://www.mysite.com/products/index.html, you see the same thing. ...
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Duplicate content concerns for directory listings?

I run a local business directory site with client profile pages structured geographically. I also have a media network to share our listings across other directory sites. Does having our client page ...
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Daily blog archives and duplicate content

A few weeks back I realised that my blog software was creating daily post archives. Which basically resulted in duplicate content especially if I only had one post a day. The situation is something ...
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Will Google penalize subdomains if content is nearly identical

I have created a subdomain for a town in San Diego that's ranking very well for it's keywords: http://carmelvalleymortgage.loanrebateinc.com/ I want to replicate this subdomain's content for another ...
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Can I copy the terms and conditions from a similar site?

I was wondering if it's legal to copy the terms and conditions page from a very similar site? I would replace the name, address, and other identifying information.
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Category to page and blocking category URL via robots.txt - good for SEO?

I am using a template which in the pages it allows me to add sidebars / more content under and above the content I want to pull from a category which is very helpful. If I create pages to display my ...
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Is a backlink with a duplicate description and title from a news site bad for SEO?

I have a blog with over a thousand posts. I have posted some of those to a news aggregator site and included the same preview photo and description that I used for it on my own site and the link to ...
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Duplicate content caused by HTTPS pages

I have a landing page that can be called by HTTP and also by HTTPS. The canonical URL links to the HTTP version. In some comments I have read that the HTTPS version is never read by a Googlebot. Is ...
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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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Webmaster Tools, www and no-www, duplicate content and subdomains

I have not come to any conclusive answers on the following after many hours of research on many websites to the specific issue that I am trying to figure out. My company has two websites a main one ...
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Google indexed the same page under two URLs (despite rel-canonical)

The Super User question "Playing mp3 in quodlibet displays “GStreamer output pipeline could not be initialized” error" is indexed under two URLs in Google: ...
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Using rel=next and rel=prev with multiple sets of paginated content on the same page

We are running into issues with trying to figure out how to implement rel="next" and rel="prev" -- coupled with rel="canonical" -- with multiple sets of paginated content on the same page, with pages ...
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Duplicate domain names?

Let's say that there is already a niche website on the internet called: http://fruitblenders.info Then if I want to register... http://fruitblenders.co ...but have my own/original content on it, ...
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Check for duplicate 'id' values in a HTML page

I am developing a web application and I would like to check for duplicate id values in a HTML page. I am running the application on my local machine. There is a way to do that? P.S.: I am using ...
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How to prevent duplication of content on a page with too many filters?

I have a webpage where a user can search for items based on around 6 filters. Currently I have the page implemented with one filter as the base filter (part of the url that would get indexed) and ...
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GWMT Show Non Existent Backlinks “Via Intermediate Link”

I run 2 sites, Site A and Site B. These are ecommerce sites, with site A being built first, and both sites selling the same thing. They are hosted separately, use separate CMS (one magento and one ...
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Should I use canonical in case of partial content duplication?

I created my own template (template refers to design + static content). Thus, the design and some content is static in all the pages. I created 5 landing pages, all landing pages has same design and ...
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are literary works published in my and various websites considered duplicate?

I have published an ancient literary work which is not copyrighted or owned by any party. i can see other websites, news magazines sites published the same long back. The literary work consists of ...
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Statics Banner Content Consider as Duplicate? [duplicate]

One Quarry!! Suppose if I have site having 10 pages (with 3 different categories) and all pages have one static banner which is running in all pages. Now let say it 3 categories be A, B , C defining ...
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Do I have duplicate content issues to be worried about? [duplicate]

We built a website targeting different regions but with the same English language (Ireland, England and America). The content for the most part is the same set up on 3 different subfolders. ...
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Will multilingual content on same page works to avoid content duplication

We have a website, which is having old/new vehicle deals for purchase. We are getting these data from third party website (legally) and all the pages are in English language. So, Here our issue is ...
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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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Removed pages from website - do I need to tell Google or will they fall off in time anyway?

This is a follow up question from here: Duplicate title tags due to translations Since asking the question I have removed the duplicated content that was being generated by language/translations on ...
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Duplicate title tags due to translations

I use a CMS for my website which has built in "translations" - a drop down menu on the home page that allows a visitor to select a language. There are many language options, I'm guessing 30+. Once a ...
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Is this a proper way to deal with near duplicate content?

I have a website which used to have 22.000 pages with near duplicate content. Of course, this has become a Panda issue. These pages are now gone from my site and the Google index. I have decided to ...
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Will changing only a few keywords avoid duplicate content penalties?

If I reuse the content of the website, for example if the content of my Website for the URL www.mydomain.com/NewYork is The Best Brown Bread in New York, then if someone opened my other example URL ...
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How to exclude certain images on web page from spiders?

I have a page with a main image on it that I want to be indexed. I also have a list of other images (thumbnails) on the same web page that should not be indexed or associated with the current ...
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Can rel=“next” and rel=“prev” can be ignored in blog listings

We have a blog - which is current spread to 9 pages, every page has a unique title - page 1, page 2, page 3 and so on. Also, as it's a blog, every page has unique 10 listing entry on one page. Is ...
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Duplicate content on a site

I have a site for a client. He has content he has written on a page and it looks great. He now wants some of this content on another page, under another heading that contains a collection of his ...
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How to find the content that are directly copied from other websites?

We're managing a client's website for SEO. We have recently found that some of the content on my client's website are directly copied from other websites. As a solution provider we have recommended ...
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HTML Improvements Duplicate title tags in images

For my website Google Webmaster Tool is showing more than 700 duplicate title tags. All are images url. I am in a trouble, because I have uploaded all images to wp-content/uploads. But in WMT the link ...
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Creating a new site for media content that exists on another site

So I've looked around on this site, and read up on Google's duplicate content policy, etc., but haven't found an answer specific to my problem. This is going to be a bit long, but I think it's an ...
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Duplicate content on the same page - SEO ramifications?

In certain situations, I've seen Responsive Design websites with duplicate content on the same page. The pages had duplicate HTML structure and content in some parts of it due to Responsive Design. ...
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Are testing website URLs considered duplicate content and do they trigger penalties?

I have a website with several thousand pages and I generate a small version of it (100 pages) which I upload to a temporary testing.mywebsite.com URL for testing purposes. Yet, it could be seen as ...
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How Come This Website Is Not Suffering From Duplicate Content Issues? [closed]

If you visit the following website http://onedesigncompany.com/ and scroll down then you'll notice that the URL is being changed in the address bar. So, isn't it a duplicate content issue? Is not ...
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How can I safely quote third party's content?

Quoting is a very common practice among academics. You copy a piece of someone else's work and attribute the proper credit. But the problem is doing it online, since it could be perceived as duplicate ...
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Domain migration and duplicate content/index issue

I have a website.net which I want to 301 redirect to website.com and I also want to change URL structure on some pages on the new .com site. Problem is that .com is currently set as Website Alias of ...
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Duplicated Title Tag Problem in Webmaster Tools

I built my website four months ago and was using WordPress. I have my url set up as www.xxx.com/date/title of the post at first hand. After about three months, I change the url to be only ...
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Our website was copied 100% and mirrored on a different domain

One of our websites was copied word for word all 400 pages by someone who used a special program to clone the site. We saw the program in the code. This was done in early April and soon after that ...
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Someone is copying my blog content. Does it affect my blog’s ranking on Google? [duplicate]

I have posted one blog post about SEO interview questions last month, but I found that someone copied the content of my post and updated in their wordpress blog yesterday with no change. He/she didn’t ...
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Does the trailing slash for the homepage URL matter (in terms of duplicate content)? [duplicate]

Since the trailing slash plays a key role in duplicate content, for example: http://test.com/page-test Would be a duplicate of: http://test.com/page-test/ Would it matter for the home page? For ...