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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Would it hurt my rankings to have the same URL display similar content depending on the visitor's country?

I manage a website that has different Web pages that use the same URL structure, and I don't use = & ? But depending on your location we will show you different links. Let say you are in the UK ...
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Would the same template page that loads different posts be considered duplicate content?

I'm creating a portfolio site where I have a set of links on the home page and each link calls its respective post via Ajax. When a post is called, a hidden div gets populated with the response and ...
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If Google penalizes main domain, will it affect subdomain too?

I have a social bookmarking site that has very little search engine traffic. Most likely, the reason is that almost all content is copied content. Usually what users do is just copy the first 2 or 3 ...
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Need a suggestion on how to resolve two pages containing duplicate content

I need a small suggestion about this article regarding my site: http://moz.com/learn/seo/duplicate-content I find that I have 2 pages with the same content and one is using a query string like: ...
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Are blocks of text that repeat on different posts considered duplicate content?

I optimized my links using a .htaccess and made sure there are no duplicate URLs, but what about the content? For example, if I have on a newsletter widget some text, an author paragraph, and some ...
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OK to have partly duplicate meta description and title

On my homepage, I am planning on using the following meta description. Premiere American Ninja Warrior website for fans and competitors. Train for ninja warrior, find obstacle blueprints, and info ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will having a section that aggregates news from another site's RSS feeds get me penalized for SEO?

SEO newbie here, I have a news section on my front page that essentially reads off another sites feed (example.com/feed/) and posts direct links to each article back to that site. Pretty much a mini ...
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How can I create my authorship markup on a page that I’m going to syndicate on other sites?

In an interview Google Web Spam Team Head Matt Cutts stated that “Syndication can be a valid way to either increase your reputation or to drive traffic and potentially to get more links. The main ...
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If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact my search engine rankings for either URL?

If I have a blog on Tumblr that is also embedded on my website - will this negatively impact (because of duplicate content) my search engine rankings for either URL?
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How to redirect IP to domain?

My IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx is pointing to example.com at GoDaddy but I just noticed that when I type the IP in browser, it doesn't redirect to the website, how can do this? I am sure this will happen ...
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duplicate meta description even though link is removed?

I thought this was just webmaster taking it time to catch up but it has been there for weeks now and webmaster crawled as recently as 16th May. I am being advised in HTML improvements the below but I ...
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How to avoid duplicate content even when using 301 redirections?

I manage a website with tens of thousands of pages named /view.php?id=1234 and so on. Because we wanted it to be more SEO-friendly, a 301 Moved Permanently redirection of each one of them to ...
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pagination and duplicate content with one paragraph in each page with totally different listing

I have a module in my site which can be accessed like sitename.com/module/ This module has pagination. In the first page i have two paragraphs which describe about the site. This will appear in all ...
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Does Google penalize pseudo-duplicate pages for different locations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My compony's site's home page was not specificly optimized to any location. Now, I am ...
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Could this be considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm building a dating site at the moment. On the homepage I have a paginated list of all ...
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Should single product pages generated from affiliate product feeds be “noindexed”?

We plan to import tens of thousands of products from affiliate product feeds to a brand new site, where each product will have its own page with identical title and description as the original. I ...
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Can duplicate content on a .com and a .co.uk site impact google ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? Can you please tell me if launching a .co.uk version of an English .com site can cause ...
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Copied page but why it is ranking first in Google SERP?

I'd published an article with the permission of the author. But when I search in Google from India for title: "How to Test Payment Gateway Functionality" my site is ranking first eventhough it is a ...
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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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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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What is the right way to copy some information from a website and refer the website?

I am going to open a movie review website where users will publish their reviews, but first I need to insert some info about the movie. I need to copy some information from sites such as IMDb, and ...
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SEO when creating many URLs for a page that differ only by the name of the person that created the link

I'm developing a referral system for my website, and the way it works now is to generate an unique URL like www.example.net/public/referral/UNIQUE_URL. This page is just a normal registry page like ...
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How do I disavow all links from a domain that has duplicate content on many subdomains?

I have several links from a website that hosts duplicate content from various subdomains, all link to my page and according to LinkDetox these links all have a medium reputation. Since I know that ...
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Magento - Assign product to subcategory after indicization of parent

I have decided to create some subcategories to better separate the product, untill now(2 years) I only had the category with the brand name, but now I would like to add some subcategories: Brand ...
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Should we have two copies of the same content or do a redirect?

We are a web app for icons and we've got 2 versions of our app: Old one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/icons/#!/73/home New one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/web-app/73/Home Both ...
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Will a Cloned Site Get Indexed Without Links to Inner Pages

I've cloned a site to a new domain just to use the functionality of the site. Everything will be different on the new domain, but there are a lot of left over files and you can access URLs that are ...
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Avoiding duplicate content when users choose the number of items per page

I have a website hosting thousands of photos that we taken in real life. My problem comes down to advanced pagination. Currently, I have the site divided into photo albums then galleries in each ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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Would using a template for a Privacy Policy be considered as duplicate content?

I have to write the Privacy Policy for a website. I am thinking of using something along the lines of a template I found here on wiki.dot. If I use this template, and insert our company name, will ...
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Duplicate / Similar content across many articles

So I am building my website up, so far so good, only 2 categories and about 40 articles. Each category is different and several of the articles in each category are reviews. My question is this... I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Duplicate content: two pages with just a little change in code are still considered duplicate content?

I have a website which talks about cars and motorcycles. Once in, the user can choose wether to browse the cars section or the motorcycles section. Once chosen his section, the url will have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Webmaster Tools, www and no-www, duplicate content and subdomains

My company has two websites a main one at www.example.com and one at subdomain.example.com which is a subdomain of the first and is our self hosted blog. The way Google sees these with the www or ...