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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Our website was copied 100% and mirrored on a different domain

One of our websites was copied word for word all 400 pages by someone who used a special program to clone the site. We saw the program in the code. This was done in early April and soon after that ...
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How does google react to duplicate pages with text in a different language?

If there is a copy of a site in another language, but with same resource filenames, does Google not like the fact that the resources aren't in the same language as the page?
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SEO and duplicate content for default document

SEO experts sometimes demand that default document, e.g. www.site.com/index.html redirects with 301 to www.site.com, so: Is that really necessary? Does Google really penalize that?
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How to use the canonical tag for multiregion websites and duplicate content

We want to use the canonical tag for an multiple region website with the same content. For Example: www.example.com/services.htm www.example.com/uk/services.htm Then if we use the canonical tag ...
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wrong duplicate meta descriptions on webmaster tools

We have recently moved our site to a new platform with a different structure. We placed the correct 301 redirects from old pages, but also, some pages include 302 redirects for language-specific ...
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Does duplicate content inside your own website matter for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm not referring to the duplicate content where you copy content from another site and ...
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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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Letting search engines know that different links to identical pages stress different parts of the page

When you follow a permalink to a chat message in the Stack Exchange chat, you get a view of the transcript page for the day that contains the particular message. This message is highlighted in yellow, ...
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Preventing indexing duplicate content by search engines

I am in process of migrating my old domain (www.oldurl.com) to new domain (www.newurl.com). Almost all the content,URL structure as well database is same except for few URL's and only difference will ...
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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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canonical link to the home page

A friend and I are debating the use of the canonical tag. I say if I'm on http://www.example.com/page.html but my site has moved to http://www.BetterExample.com my canonical tag needs to be ...
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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 a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different?

Hearing about the problems with mobile browser detection I plan to add a button to my site which enables the users to switch manually between normal/mobile version of the site. The button sets a ...
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Can I be penalized for using breadcrumbs and subcategories for similar content?

I am building a new navigation system via breadcrumbs based on categories and sub-categories. Example 1: Having url like this: ...
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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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What should I do to notify Google of a switch from “.php” to extension-free URL's?

I've implemented a simple mod-rewrite rule that internally rewrites urls without a file extension (that are not directories) to .php files and removed the .php extension from all our internal links. ...
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Is “no-index” necessary with extensive, white-labeled syndication?

For the purposes of this discussion, consider the following scenario: You have written a fair amount of quality, unpublished content that third-party websites wish to license from you and white-label ...
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Republishing blog posts on a popular website

I started my blog about programming yesterday and in order to promote and increase traffic I submitted my rss to Codeproject which pulls my posts and publishes them at Codeproject. While it increases ...
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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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www and non www can suffer duplicated content

Do you know if i should use canonical tag, or 301 redirection from http://mydomain.com to http://www.mydomain.com To avoid duplicated content penalty in case other pages link to the domain without ...
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Rel = translation

I can't find much online about rel="translation" We have tutorials and manual entries which we are going to get users to translate. If the original page in English is: ...
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Reach Local Proxy Page - Duplicate content?

We have a client who has instructed Reach Local to manage their paid SEO work etc. RL have created a proxy version of the page at http://example-px.rtrk.co.uk which mirrors the existing site ...
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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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Google indicates that it has “omitted some entries very similar”

I just went to http://www.virante.com/ and entered my website and I encountered this warning: Google indicates that it has "omitted some entries very similar" to the top 1000 pages on your site. ...
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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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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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How to redirect domain.com to www.domain.com with DNS and IIS?

How can I redirect example.com to www.example.com using DNS / IIS? I wish to do this for an asp.net web site to prevent duplicate contents (Bad for SEO). I had 2 a record in dns (Windows Server ...
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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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How to do with out-of-date or expired pages

I have a "classified advertisement" website that user can submit their advertising posts on it. Each post will be valid for 3 weeks. After then the post will become "expired". Expired posts will not ...
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Duplicate Content and News - How do SE's treat them?

I am planning to start a news website wherein I will be syndicating news from News Distribution Services and Press Releases. What most Webmasters in this field do is to directly copy (or atleast 95% ...
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how to find that my written content is unique - in terms of google and user?

how to find that my written content is unique - in terms of google and user? I also want to know whether updating the content or user commenting on that article helps in seo?
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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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duplicate content penalties for cross posting?

I have a blog (xyious.blogspot.com) and a website (xyious.com), i'm developing a tiny cms system for my website while posting some content. I always post the new content to my blog as well as the ...
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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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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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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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Check for duplicate 'id' values in a HTML page

I am developing a web application and I would like to check for duplicate id values in a HTML page. I am running the application on my local machine. There is a way to do that? P.S.: I am using ...
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Could content checked by Copyscape still be a duplicate?

I mean if I check using copyscape when buying articles is it going to be fool-proof way of knowing if it was never published on internet? I understand it would not catch those articles who haven't ...
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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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Penalty issue for a duplicate page in site but original page doesn't exist anymore

I've a product page ranking well for a keyword which I duplicated from the company itself which contained faq about it's product. Now the website has removed that page so mine is the only one ...
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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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Deleted duplicate pages will search engine ratings improve?

I've just now deleted many pages from my website (with 410 status) which were product pages and copied from respective companies. Will now search engine rankings improve for my site? I hope it ...
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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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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 to cross-link multiple sites with duplicate content that is search engine friendly?

I am in the scenario where I have my content duplicated over multiple cross domains. I don't want to get penalized for my original site by Google for it. So what is the best option to avoid this. I ...
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Is mysite.com and blog.mysite.com treated as one?

I have a site, say trusty.com and it's blog is blog.trusty.com. Please note trusty.com and blog.trusty.com are both hosted with different hosting companies and have different IP Addresses. If I have ...
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I have domain.com and domain.org to the same site, should I use redirects to avoid duplicate content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have both the .com and the .org for a domain name, and using Apache I point them to ...
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Content appearing under multiple categories; anything I can do to prevent duplicate penalty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm working with a CMS that allows me to post content in to multiple categories. So, I ...
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Stopping duplicate H1 and title from dynamic content

I have a web site where there are lots of dynamically (database driven) created pages. These pages are basically used to show uploaded images The pages look a bit like this URL: ...
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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: ...