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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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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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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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 for similar subject titles with different technology versions?

Let's say I'm building a programming tutorial/article website. Over time, versions of technology replace itself. For example a service call with AngularJS is completely different in version 0.9.0 ...
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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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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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Using Google Places reviews as testimonials on a site - would that be considered duplicate content?

We've got quite a few Google Places / Google local reviews from our clients which is great, but we'd like to display some of them on our website under a 'testimonials' section. Ideally I would just ...
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How to handle duplicate product pages for SEO?

I am using the following URL format to display products: mysite.com/category1/product. Now I am finding certain products fall into more than 1 category and I would like the product to be listed in ...
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rel=“Canonical”: Ranking Benefits ? & specifying for PDF?

I think I understand the basic case for using rel="canonical": to tell Google which is the preferred URI when the same page/content may be accessed via more than one URI. This helps you avoid ...
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Is there a way to do a site-wide 301 redirect or rel=“canonical”

I've got a blog running on a sub domain mirrored using this method on to a sub directory, so that the links come to my main domain not the sub domain.. Obviously this creates duplicate content. What ...
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Cleaning up the mess with SEO and conversions in mind

I'm having some kind of a unique situation here, but at the same time it's the typical mess web-beginners create. I took over a project for an event-company and at the moment they're having several ...
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What % of a page needs to be unique in order to prevent duplicate content penalties?

I have a site with uses a some content generated by myself, some from users, and some from a source such as wikipedia. The wikipedia sourced content is unmodified but makes up no more than 30% of the ...
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Duplicate content for sub domains i.e. example.com/subdomain/index.php seen the same as example.com/subdomain/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have a website with some sub domain folders and seomoz is picking them up as both ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How use a canonical link tag in a dynamic page?

<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/category/subcategory/example-product/product-id" /> I have a whole bunch of query string URLs (company products) that I have rewritten to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Homepage dropout

My website has been ranking in 1st or 2nd for a number of local keywords i.e. 'Liverpool Accountants', 'Accountants Liverpool' and 'Accountants in Liverpool' from March 2013 up until around August ...
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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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SEO advise for WordPress WooCommerce

I'm using WooCommerce and have selected "shop" page as homepage in WordPress settings. Therefore http://www.example.com and http://www.example.com/shop are one and the same page. In this case what I ...
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Can you put content from your site on Facebook, or will that cause duplicate content?

I have a question about duplicate content. Is it okay to take a paragraph or two directly from your website and put it on Facebook page as a post say, about your products or services, or even your ...
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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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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: www.abc....
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Is this considered to be “Internal Near-Duplicates”?

Some people generate the same pages with a slight variation in keywords, title, country name, region name, etc... This is typically considered to be "Internal Near-Duplicates." I have seen a website ...
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How to prevent duplicate content penalty in this special case

I am building a micro-blogging page where everyone can post about everything and it's shown on some kind of a post-it-wall. Older posts disappear fast (depending how much is posted, of course). ...
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URL query variables and rel=canonical

I have 14 pages of products on my site. Each page has 10 products. The product pages are powered by Ajax, and I have a filter results feature which lets them only show products with higher ratings, ...
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How should I include “outside” content mentioning/related to my site? [closed]

I have a web shop and I'm thinking about doing a "In the media" page where I would link to other sites/blogs that mention my shop/products and now I'm unsure if I should include a link as a short blog ...
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Robots.txt Blocking Blog Tags?

Tags are causing duplicate content on my website and I want to make sure that I block them from being indexed. Is this the right syntax to use for blocking those Tags from being crawled? User-agent: *...
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SEO duplicate content

I have a blog about a game. Lets say that the game releases some news and gives it to Blog A and Blog B. Now my blog (Blog A) will copy that news and paste it in an article. Somebody else's blog (...
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Duplicated contents warning in Google Webmaster Tools even though I use canonical links

I have some duplicated pages that show the exact same content on different URLS on my website, and I use canonical links to point them all to one of the pages. So if Page A, B, C, D and E have the ...
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Shopping site catering to 2 countries where *most* content is same, except pricing. Duplicate content?

I'm working on redeveloping a small site for a boutique food producer. They are New Zealand based but are wanting to start selling in Australia. They have both domain names (.co.nz and .com.au). ...
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multilingual domains both crawled and come up to the wrong audience

I have a domain with multilingual support through subdomains. Each language version is identical besides the titles which are translated. e.g.: domain.com ja.domain.com es.domain.com I'm ...
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Why is Google indexing all these other websites?

I run a web hosting company and I have noticed something strange about the way my website and the other websites that I host are indexed in Google. For some reason, other websites that I am hosting ...
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How to avoid duplicate content in WordPress eCommerce Store

I run a WordPress eCommerce store powered by WooCommerce. I have a large inventory of products and most of the product descriptions are the same for all products and it's mandatory to include it. It's ...
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How to remove duplicate content, which is still indexed, but not linked to anymore?

A bug in the tool, which we use to create search-engine-friendly URLs changed our whole URL-structure overnight, and we only noticed after Google already indexed the page. Now, we have a massive ...
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How to stop Feedreader fetching content from my site using iFrame?

As you all can see from the picture below, my site's content is duplicated by FeedReader (using iFrame) and indexed at Google. When I clicked at the FeedReader link, it uses some sort of iFrame to ...
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How can I create multiple mini-sites with similar/duplicate content without hurting my search engine rank?

Essential background: I run a small company that lets members of the public post handwritten letters to their local politician (UK-based). Every week a number of early stage bills (called Early Day ...
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Preview content on website linking to full page, SEO strikes for duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines treat index pages with excerpts as duplicate content of the pages they link to? I have a press section on a website i'm developing. It has about 10 press ...
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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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What should I do with my duplicate product page urls for best SEO impact?

I have a link to a product page like this: /products/pandora-midcalf The page can be linked to from our internal search engine to go to a specific color, by adding the id of the color like this: /...