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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Why does Webmaster tools show duplicate Meta Descriptions for correctly redirected pages?

I have two pages that show up as having duplicate meta descriptions (and duplicate title tags) on my website. However, these are old links to a page that has moved location twice so they both ...
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SEO - Listing Sidebar Code Before Content Code [duplicate]

On my website, I have always ordered my code with the code for the sidebar coming first, then the navigation bar, then the content section (with the individual paragraphs, images, etc... specific to ...
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Can a news site with posts from press releases avoid being marked as duplicate?

I am building a news site about cultural events. Most of the posts that are published are about events (theatre, music, arts etc) and are taken from press releases that are distributed by email by ...
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Hiding duplicate content - should I use meta tags or robots.txt?

Last week my site was utterly pummeled in Google's rankings - losing 95% of impressions overnight according to Google Webmaster Tools. It now only shows up if you search for the URL/site name itself. ...
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Will lower casing all canonical url solve duplicate issue

The website I'm working on can have both upper and lower case URLs, even though they will produce the exact same content. eg: http://www.freeofficefinder.com/uk/office-space/london/soho and ...
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Having an iframe of which inside the page has a noindex nofollow tag would it affect the rankings of the page having the iframe? Is it cloaking?

We have a website with video content delivered from a video studio and hosted on their site since we don't want to load our server with it. The content we are embedding is payed for and we don't to ...
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Single paging Meta Tag Duplication [duplicate]

How to make Google understand about single paging content issue ? A single page has got above 100 paging ? 1-10 of 199 Go to Page 12345678910 ... like this as mentioned above, Do I need to put ...
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Author bio on all pages - is it duplicate content?

In a website with user generated content, I provide an author bio under every article on the site. The author bio will be the same under every article the same author wrote. For some authors, the ...
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displaying first few pages of a pdf on a page = duplicate content?

I am embedding scribd PDFs on my website. These are exam papers PDF which are available on other websites. As it is scribd is an embed/iframe, I think Google considers my page as being empty with no ...
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Would the following URLs result in duplicate content if I only used one canonical link?

In your experience, have you ever had problems with duplicate content being caused by the following URLs: www.mysite.net www.mysite.net/ www.mysite.net/index.html Do you think that this could ...
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Hiding page content from Google when it is duplicated across several sites

I would like to hide some content from Google. Because a client has multiple websites with the same content then he gets a warning about duplicate content on some of them (multiple countries, same ...
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Redirect Google crawler to different robots.txt via .htaccess

I have googled for the answer all day and still couldn't find an answer. I have a virtual subdomain www.static.example.com which is a mirror site of www.example.com. It means I have just one root ...
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SEO ranking when copying content from other website with permissions

I have a website which I started recently, with this website I have partnered with many other websites who have agreed to let me copy and use thier content on my site for link exchange. So in this ...
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Google penalty resulting from duplicate content and backlinks on dealer websites

We have a dealer network that sells our products, as a bonus we give them an extra 25% off our products from the normal wholesale price if they put our products on their site. We recently got hit ...
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Publishing content to different websites

I'm running a real estate website and need to publish my every content to different property listing websites through XML feed. Now my question is will Google consider this as duplicate content ? if ...
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Sidebar text widget and duplicate content

Is a text sidebar widget OK with SEO point of view? This widget has a 100 words text and its shown on every page. I am concerned about duplicate content issue. I have a website that lists upcoming ...
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Blog Layout, duplicate content and SEO

I am wondering wether my blog content can be considered as duplicated by search engines. Here is my situatuion, each article can be fully displayed on 4 different urls : Blog layout : 2 full ...
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Will duplicating near similar content across two different sites affect SEO?

I have two local websites targeting different countries (kindlemalaysia.com and kindleindonesia.com), both of them are in English. These two websites have the same purpose, and they should be able to ...
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Avoid duplicate link to same page with #

I have one link in main nav example.com/photo but i want to add more links on page, which go on same page as this nav. Will this example.com/photo# help me avoid duplicate link to same page?
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Canonical URLs for local versions of a webpage?

I'm currently looking to grow traffic on a consumer-facing reviews site (Like Yelp, but for the security industry). One strategy we are pursuing is to provide localized content based on the zip code ...
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Duplicate Content: Who wrote it first?

I understand this question has been asked before in here (HERE) However, as some of you may know, technology advances quickly and it is very unstable, specially SEO. Today's practices can be ...
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Google webmaster showing duplicate meta descriptions for search directory

What is the best way to get rid of this error in Google Webmasters? Do I really need to add "- Page 2" at the end of the descripton? Page Description Kansas basketball tournaments posted by ...
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SEO : Understanding Duplicate Content & Low Quality Content

We know that content of each page should be unique and useful for users. Google will penalize thin websites with low quality content and duplicate content. What I want to know is what is the exact ...
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SEO: Joomla Category Page Optimization + Canonical Linking

I'm wondering how best to optimize my Joomla site's SEO. I have pages with multiple articles on each page. Either via category-type pages, or via modules. In each case, I'm not wanting users to ...
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Sitemap.xml / Update Frequency + Priority 0

I'm working on building sitemaps and am not sure what should and should not be added. For example: https://www.website.com             ...
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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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Duplicate content - similar content in two cities but one country

I am a nutritionist and would like to open a new practice in a new area but the same country. I would like to launch a local website for this area (URL with area name and local prices and addresses) ...
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Adding same text in each Wordpress blog post - SEO relevant? [duplicate]

I am adding a text below each blog post from my Wordpress PHP code. Since its always the same, I am wondering if thats counted as duplicate content by for example Google? What do you think? Thanks ...
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2 x domains for same site in Google make canonical or not?

A client has a site since 1999 with a domain consisting of two, very descriptive of the business, words (let's say dog-toys.ie). In about 2001 he decided to change to dogtoys.ie (was running radio ads ...
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Is there anything I can do if I found someone ripping off my content?

I have created some content with very hard work (more than thousands of hours). And I found a website is just using all my content and put Google AdSense on it to generate money and traffic with my ...
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Title and path for periodic articles/analysis

Let say I have a weekly analysis of the market. This analysis only useful for that week. Although the content is different every week, the title and concept is the same. In order to have a better SEO ...
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SEO Advice Needed! Can you use a snippet from a big article as a new small article?

I'm quite new to SEO, I have a website that focuses on things to do in a city. We have lots of articles like Top 10 / 20 restaurants etc. We just opened a new section which uses Google Maps and has ...
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Is an anchor link registered as duplicate content by Google?

I have a store where fairly important content is now viewed by all visitors (only 66% according to mouseflow) as users have to scroll a bit to see it, which not all do. I don't wish to move the ...
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Is it better to host your own blog or use Medium? [closed]

Is it good idea create a company blog on Medium instead of setting it up on your subdomain. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Medium for your company blog? Can you you post your ...
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Do you get penalized for writing a title very similar to other blogs?

Do you get penalized if you use somebody's post title with few words changed in the title to match your post?
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possible link exchange and duplicate content on 2 domains

I have two different domains, a forum and a blog, both about books and reviews. Tha last one is quite new, just about 2-3 months old. In the last weeks I've published several equal book reviews on ...
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Unifying pages: 301 or canonical

I'm combining three existing urls into one. Till now I have: http://mydomain.com/folder1/page1 http://mydomain.com/folder2/page2 http://mydomain.com/folder3/page3 Content from all three pages will ...
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Different URLs with duplicate content [duplicate]

A law firm has decided to launch multiple websites with the idea of using keywords in the URL (i.e. personalinjurylawyers.com, businesslaw.com, etc. ) as well as one for their firm name. Even though ...
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Duplicate content from a website still indexed by Google

My client used a third-party company that used duplicate link exchanges on their website previously. When my client gave their website to me to maintain it, I developed a different website that ...
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Categories as duplicated [duplicate]

Would Google treat different categories as duplicated? On my website, one content can have up-to 10 different categories. That makes every content appears in all those categories plus the main page.
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How do I handle duplicated content on related domains?

I am in charge of two unique domains - one on which my client sells activity packages, and the other where he sells resort information. One place shows the user what he can do and the other shows ...
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Duplicate content issue on product review page

I have a product review page that defaults to showing all reviews. On this page I have 5 links which link to showing only the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 star ratings. If I have a product with 1 review which is ...
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I have permission to republish articles. Do I need to use rel=canonical?

I made a deal with a guy. I will give him advertising on my site for his business. He will give me permission to reprint the articles that appear on his site (he wrote them). I was looking for a lot ...
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How to solve duplicate contents over different domains?

I'm trying to create a big main site and many sister sites. They all will be hosted in a same server, but will be multiple domains. When a sister site posts an article, it is submitted to the main ...
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Our company's white label site was removed from Google's search index, would canonicalization help?

I recently started working for a new company and they have a lot of white label sites. Just last week I checked Google Webmaster Tools for one of our bigger in-house white label sites (one we ...
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Cross-domain linking for a multi-nation, multi-language site?

I have a website, that is available in, let's say, 3 countries (with data specific to each country), and provide users the posibility to see every website in each of the 3 primary languages of those ...
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Authorized article copy

If I have authorization from a site to copy one of their articles and publish it on my site. What is the clean way of making sure I won't get penalized in my SEO efforts? Is there a safe way to give ...
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How much duplicate content percentage is considered as bad for SEO? [duplicate]

If a site contains 94% of unique content and remaining 6% of the content coming under duplicate, then can it be considered as bad for SEO?
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I have a lot of keywords

I have 100 000 keywords on my website. But I can't put them in meta keywords tag, so I make a function who displays 20 keywords in the footer of my website, "randomly" for each "refresh of page". so ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting duplicate page titles despite recently adding a noindex

I have a problem with duplicate content on my blog, according to webmaster tools (GWT) I have 828 duplicate title tags and 835 duplicate meta descriptions. Looking through the duplicates I noticed ...