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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How can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs on RSS and form pages in a Magento store?

It is a Magneto store and I see the following in Webmaster tools. How Can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs?
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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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Separate urls for a set of pages sharing 80% duplicate content

Issue: Currently my site has one particular page which has country specific data. So I've URLs like : mysite.com/sale-united-states mysite.com/sale-united-kingdom mysite.com/sale-sweden etc. All ...
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Is this content duplicated? or or weak content? [closed]

firstly, my google webmaster tool said that i have 313 index. but if i search with site:, i only get 72 content. from this url, it said may because data not yet transfered from other server. ok its ...
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Ranking a Search Engine - 70,000 pages to index without internal links

I've launched a new website which is essentially a search engine for a large amount of data. The website has a homepage with some content and a search box. Search results aren't indexed, and each ...
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how to avoid being noticed as a spam and not hurt seo? We are not trying to create doorway pages

I have a website, where we have a similar structure across all our pages, what differs is the location and product type. Eg: When you buy marketing xxx database from us, we tend to provide you ...
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Using other's contents in your website

How can I use someone other's article/post on my own website? What is the legal way of doing this? Usually what I do is that I mention the source from where I got that post. Is there any other way? ...
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Is it OK for SEO to host product manuals from the manufacturer myself, or should I link externally?

I run an eCommerce website and I have been thinking about adding PDF downloads to my product pages. These manuals and product sheets are typically hosted by the product manufacturer, though not all ...
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Google is indexing pages with old URLs

I run a doctor directory website. It has profile pages on individual doctors. This was the url structure: www.example.com/docprofile/23/ We recently changed the url structure to: www.example.com/...
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Is the same theme on multiple sites considered duplicate content?

I have two sites, using the same theme with a similar layout/appearance and images, but with entirely different content. Would Google consider this duplicate content?
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How does copying website pages and content but changing CSS affect SEO?

I have a media site that has thin content, I'd like to copy the pages to various domains I own. On the sites that will be receiving the duplicate content the CSS will be changed in various ways from ...
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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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Alternative titles or aliases for SEO

I am creating content pages with titles of pages for a non-English language where several words are read similarly. Satya Harish Chandra Sathya Hareesh Chandhra This is the name of a movie which ...
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Blog comments duplicate content paradox

I have a blog on this page: domain.com/Blog/5/some-title Below the blog entry it says, "click for comments". You click the link, and it goes to: domain.com/Blog/5/some-title/Comments For user ...
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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 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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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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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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Handling duplicate content caused by 'new' smart-url structure

I used to have an URL structure like this: mydomain.com/search.php?key=value which I've since changed to: mydomain.com/key/value. I've changed all the internal links in my site, but Google ...
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How to disallow indexing but allow crawling?

In the front page of my website, I have some previews to articles (with a small introduction to them) that link to the full articles. I want to disallow the front page to prevent duplicate content. ...
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Tidy URLs in Google Analytics

My Google Analytics is catching a number of URLs where there is a unique GET parameter. It also catches URLs like /pay and /pay/. Is there any way I can get it to clean up the data and just see ...
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Prevent duplicate content - spin it?

I am building some mini-blogs with related content. These are designed to build good links to my main page. I don't have the time or energy to write 10's of unique articles a week. I understand my ...
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what's better for SEO : a 301 moved page vs an alias?

I recently optimized my site changing the keywords but also the path to those pages (I'm using human readable urls) So google will not find those pages anymore... what's the best aproach in this case: ...
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International TLD's vs. duplicate content

I currently work at a pretty big website that has visitors from around the globe. My job is to help out on the SEO, and one thing we've been discussing lately is the use of international TLD's. The ...
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SEO - why did my google search rank drop?

My nutrition shop websites for tampa and brandon were coming up on page one of google search results and now they have dissappeared. The 2 websites serve different markets although they are close ...
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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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Canonical tag to avoid duplicate content: what impacts?

I'm working for a company which job is to take care of "networks". One brand buy websites in bulk. They set-up one website with unique content on it describing their job, what they do, what they ...
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Will Google penalize me for duplicate content on GitHub from my knowledge base?

I want to have a copy of each of our documentation articles in GitHub so that other users can improve, edit and add to the document. The accepted changes will be made live in our knowledge base forum. ...
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How can I recover my site's search engine ranking after another site copied my content?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost half the traffic for my website overnight. Investigation showed that someone had made a perfect clone of my website (more info here), and that Google in its ...
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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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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 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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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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Duplicate meta tags and descriptions in GWT but they are fixed

How do I remove the duplicate meta tags and descriptions found in the HTML Improvements tab on GWT? The issues reported are because some people were linking to us with spaces or dashes in the URLs ...
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Does similar Titles considered duplicates relating to SEO

I have built a testing service and I wonder if I should be concerned that search engines will consider similar titles as duplicates. For example: Some URLs title can be differed from others by only ...
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Wordpress - Too much information about SEO tags - archives - posts. Which is best?

Point 1: I have a front page which is dynamic because it gets all the latest posts that are rated. The question is: do I have to make these posts an excerpt, because that's better for SEO? Point 2: I ...
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Duplicate content in Top Level Domain and country specific website

I have myproduct.com which is my master product page. For UK I also own myproduct.co.uk which is a copy of myproduct.com with some localized content: landing page, promotions, prices, and specific ...
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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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Duplicated content in Google. Same subpage different link [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? At my website I can access published posts by two different types of links. For example ...
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How Citing Sources in Website Content affects Google Rankings

I am planning to scour various press releases from the web (particularly from science companies) and directly copy the material into my website. According to many of these companies, the press release ...
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Avoid penalties for duplicate (multilanguage) shared hosting

My concern is about SEO. Now let me explain the scenario. I am making a 3 languages website. The development is alright, but I was targeting local customers with one domain, and international (...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting duplicate content because of URLs with fb_comment_id

I just checked HTML Improvement in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console), and found that there are more than 150 pages with duplicate meta descriptions, and most of them are because of Facebook ...
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Trailing slashes, duplicate content and spam?

so a website has the homepage URL with a trailing slash and without, both indexed by Google. e.g. domain.com and domain.com/ The site owner runs into the duplicate content issue. It is easier for ...
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Duplicate content on international websites

I'm helping on the SEO of an international group. Among others, there's a company.com website and a company.com.sa website (Saudi Arabia). They have got a new FAQ section on the .com website, in ...
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How to stop beta websites indexing in Google Search? [duplicate]

I want stop my beta.example.com being indexed by search engines, because it can generate duplication issue.
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Duplicating blog feed without upsetting SEO

My client owns two websites and on one of them he wishes to copy the blog feed from the other site and insert it. The problem with this is that Google is generally unhappy with duplicated content - ...
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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: ...