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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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: http://superuser.com/questions/651591/...
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can canonical links be used to make 'duplicate' pages unique?

We have a website that allows users to list items for sale. Think ebay - except we don't actually deal with selling the item, we just list it for sale and provide a way to contact the seller. Anyhow, ...
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How far does Google go to check duplicate content

A long paragraph exactly matching the same duplicate on another URL can be detected by Google. But I'm curious about content in a table with rows order changed. Though the text will not match in ...
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Can I use Google Search to determine if my website contains original or copied content?

I have a few websites from customers that have (partially) the same content as other websites. I plan on rewriting all content that is not original, but how do I know if my websites have original ...
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How to avoid duplicate content penalties for “multi-homed” content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My website is for U.S. military members, helping them enjoy their base more by providing ...
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Google Webmaster Tool : duplicate title with wordpress media

I've noticed that when I attach an image to a post, two URLs are generated, not just one: http://www.example.com/?attachment_id=1782 http://www.example.com/blog/2014/09/26/some-article/attachment/...
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Does Google AdWords care about duplicate content?

Our site offers several families of products, all of which have a common set of configurations. For simplicity's sake, we'll say we offer products A, B and C, each with configurations 1, 2 and 3 ...
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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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cdn.domain.com indexed by Google. The content is being considered as duplicate content

I am running my website with CodeIgniter framework. I have setup cdn using cname cdn.domain.com which is being indexed by Google. And the content of the both domain.com and cdn.domain.com is having ...
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SEO value of duplicating content externally

I run a website that includes a blog which was hand-coded by myself and is hosted on the same domain. My partner in this endeavour thinks it would be a good idea to open up a Blogger/WordPress blog ...
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Prevent Duplicate content when using CloudFlare

I have a website which uses CloudFlare CDN. At the CDN setup, CloudFlare created a sub-domain like direct.example.com to my website, which can be used to override CloudFlare and access the site ...
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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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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 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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How to prevent duplicate content in Google when using state and city in friendlyurl?

I want to provide friendlyurls to my visitors on my venue site. Visitors should be able to easily type the name of a region to access the venues in that specific region. Like www.mydomain.com/<...
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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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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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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 for geographic listings?

Our company provides listings (in the manner of a directory) for companies by geographic location (country, state, city, etc.). It's a great user experience to be able to click on each link below to ...
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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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Duplicate meta description

I am having an issue with one of the websites. Google is reporting that I am having duplicate meta descriptions for few pages. What we did is that we used URL rewrite to rewrite the pages to be more ...
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Same page in different “locations” on same site - duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The same page, or rather the same content on a page is accessible from two very similar ...
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Similar URLs for same page

I'm working with a site that uses slightly different URLs for the same content. The sitemap lists the pages as: www.website.com/webpage.html If you surf through the site the same page is found at: ...
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How to specify the canonical URL for downloadable versions of the page (doc, pdf, txt, etc)

I've spent much time searching about the situation I'm in, before I post this question. I have a poetry page (working for it currently) and I want users to be able to download poem in PDF, DOC, and ...
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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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How to indicate a page is duplicate content when you control its body but not its head?

http://www.zcommunications.org/ready-or-not-can-bangladesh-cope-with-climate-change-by-hazel-healy is a copy of a page on our site created by the author, and links back to that page. Google's ...
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How often Google checks for duplicate content?

I'm curious - I want to know does Google check for duplicate content everytime it crawls a web page or once in 6 months or so. Do this checking similar to what Copyscape does? Wouldn't it be a big ...
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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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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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Can creating a duplicate site for testing and upgradation can cause duplicate content

Considering upgrade of CMS to latest version- the process may take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. May suggest - we need to work on live server, what we have planned: take exact replica of site and ...
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How to Give proper Credit to Original Content keeping in mind the Google SEO

I have a website about Delhi and its tourism spots. Now for giving information about these spots, I am using Wikipedia and any other website for the information content, but I want to give Credit to ...
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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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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/...
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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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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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How does Google penalize for word-for-word copied content and “aggregation”?

I found a similar answer here but it doesn't make sense to me because I found the following on the first page of Google: I found two similar blurbs These two blurbs seem very similar and when you ...
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How do I manage multilingual versions of my website with WordPress?

We are currently publishing about 2 articles a week on English site which we would be translating in-house and publishing through Wordpress CMS to our new international sites in France and Brazil. We ...
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Is adding noindex for new product pages a good idea?

When adding batch products to an eCommerce website, is it a good idea to initially have noindex on the product page? After manually reviewing individual products, should I remove the noindex tag? ...
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How to deal with short-urls that get indexed too in Google?

One of my projects got a major pagerank hit. We debugged to the depths. And there are so many variables, I'm not gonna get into that. While trying to desperately restore our pagerank, I have debugged ...
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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 http://...
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Using a canonical link with non-duplicate pages

I want to use canonical tag for index.php and all versions of index.php below: index.php index.php?something index.php?somethingsomething I also have URLs like: someproduct.html ...
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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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Consolidate search results from site that gets accessed from multiple domains

I have a site hosted on Windows Azure, and I have a domain pointing to the site, so I can access the site using both mysite.cloudapp.net as well as mysite.com. Now for some reason Google indexed ...
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Is it illegal to use content in such a way?

I have a couple of questions about the legality of the content of some websites. I am currently working on two websites and I would like to make sure I am not breaking any laws, by using some content ...
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Are multiple results from a website search considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The website is a Magento store , but I believe this applies to any product search. We ...
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SEO: Moving articles from one domain to another

Currently I have articles up on a website (site A) that is not mine (but I can remove the articles.) The article's aren't faring well (not only due to the recent Google changes) but because they ...
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Same content over multiple sites

I have an account on wordpress. I am writing blogs there. Now I have published my same blogs with same content over DZONE and geekswithblogs.net and few other . Now my question is whether the SEO ...
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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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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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Does posting a few user reviews from another site as testimonials put our site at risk for duplicate content?

Users of our product have been posting reviews to an external review site. I'd like to duplicate those reviews on our main customer review/testimonial page because external reviews have a habit of ...