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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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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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For the purposes of this discussion, consider the following scenario: You have written a fair amount of quality, unpublished content that third-party websites wish to license from you and white-label ...
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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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How to avoid duplicate META and TITLE tag warnings in Google Webmaster Tools for the same URL in lowercase and CamelCase?

looking through Google's Webmaster Tools today I saw a long list of supposedly duplicate <meta name=description> / <title> tag content with all of them showing a duplicate count of 2. A ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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duplicated text on site and seo

I have on my website hundreds of pages with a help text in it. This text is the same for all the pages and is long compared to the rest of the texts on the page. Because i want better user experience, ...
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Can I use translated versions of other sites' content?

I would like to add a "Comments" module to my online store to display external comments for an item; the comments will come from other big players in this industry. The comments will be localized ...
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How to tackle this duplicate content issue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I've a new website coming up with 1000's of page which will contain some city codes. I'd ...
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Redirecting domains to prevent duplicate content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have 2 domains: www.company.com and www.product.com I like both domains, they ...
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Google webmaster tools reporting entire nil subdomain linking to www domain, despite permanent redirect

Looking in webmaster tools it is reported that I have a thousand of so inbound links from my root domain, domain.com, to www.domain.com. This is despite the fact I have a permanent redirect setup in ...
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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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Translated content: Are they considered as duplicate or unique?

I saw some blogs in Turkish that contain translated content from English blogs. They are translated by humans not by automatic software. I wonder if Google counts those pages as duplicate content or ...
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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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Preventing Duplicates on Google

I am currently using a rewrite rule to enable access to .php pages, without using the php extension. However to prevent old links from breaking, the pages can still be accessed via links containing ...
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Mobile website causing duplicate content issue on Google - how do we fix it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My website exists at www.<site>.com for desktop browsers and m.<site>.com ...
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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 ...