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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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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Is there SEO conflict if making identical posts on Medium and on a standalone website?

I’m writing a series of blog posts and I’m finding a little bit of a conundrum. I want the audience that can be manufactured on Medium but I also want the SEO that comes from long form text on my ...
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Can I declare a duplicate page via javascript for google?

Most sources of documentation state that one can declare a webpage a duplicate of another by applying this tag on the duplicate page: <link rel="canonical" href="(absolute URL to original ...
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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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Posting same content on two different domains

Just a quick question can I post the same content on two different domains and do a canonical to the primary domain from second domain without my primary domain getting penalized for duplicate ...
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What is the best solution to have multiple copies of same website tailored to different cities?

I'm a Canadian living in Thailand but I travel a lot to many countries, and I can freelance everywhere. So I want multiple local versions of the same site, without getting hit with duplicate content ...
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Issuu - PDF - Duplicated Content

I often write newsletters and publish them on my own site as PDF's. To potentially drive more traffic to my site, I was thinking about publishing the same newsletter files through sites like Scribd ...
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Duplicate content - Redirecting mirror sites

A domain has 12 mirror sites and all of them are indexed. As a matter of fact one of the mirror domains (44 Moz domain authority) is competing with the primary domain (62 Moz domain authority) on page ...
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Canonical tag not getting honoured or is it?

I realise this is a topic which has probably been covered to infinity, however I have my own little question so hope the mods wont mind me opening a new threat on canonical issues. I have a post on ...
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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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Google Search Console Duplicated Content Warning [duplicate]

I develop into a news distribution software. That software cant distribute the same news in many websites. Now, i'm getting an error of Duplicate Content from Google Webmaster. What happens: we ...
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Same content in multiple page can be considered as duplicate content? Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel=“canonical”) to overcome this problem? [duplicate]

We have eCommerce website having lots of products and tags. SAME PRODUCT can be reside in multiple tags. So, in list page of tag may contains same product which reside in different tag page. ...
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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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Best practice with visual responsive html restructuration

I have to follow a sketch of the main webpage of a website I'm building. The main page is essentially blocks rendered as rows, but one row is divided in 4 blocks that are not of the same height (so I ...
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Are these programmatically generated pages a correct SEO approach?

I am presently working on a taxi booking website. As a test case, the website (which is not yet online) can presently take bookings from 20 cities and booking can be made for 626 destinations (cities) ...
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What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site?

This is a general, community wiki question regarding duplicate content. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you feel that the information provided here does not provide a ...
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Moving content from one site to another - keep content on both sites

I have 1 domain with about 100 posts I would like to move those 100 posts to another (new) domain BUT also keep the posts on the existing (old) domain! Would copying the content to the new domain, ...
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Will create an international mirror site hurt my SEO

I was approached by someone from India looking to copy parts of my website content in India under a new domain name (which would be the same as mine, but ending in .in) The .in website would list the ...
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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to Medium.com?

I've heard that Google punishes sites with duplicate content. If I write an article on my blog then import it on Medium (basically a copy/paste) will Google regard it as a duplicate? Medium.com is ...
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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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What sort of URL structure should be used to display AMP HTML vs vanilla HTML

There's an existing WordPress plugin that creates AMP formats automatically by adding /amp onto the end of any posts URL. I'm worried about duplicating my content at multiple URLs and wondering if ...
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Is the order of querystring parameters a factor in duplicate content in Google?

I was reading this post here. But it does not answer my question fully. I have 2 URL's display that the same content, but contain the exact same query string parameters, the URL's are pretty much the ...
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Setting up Wordpress site for APM - SEO implications

This is fairly new and I have been reading up on AMP implantation. There is a plugin that sets up AMP pages for WordPress. My concern is duplicate content since there will be a new set of pages with ...
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Does having several versions of content have an effect on google ranking?

I revise some of the old posts on my site on a regular basis. I could just rewrite them and move on, but I'd like readers be able to see the previous version. What I've been doing is just putting up ...
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How to use same content from another site without getting a penalty for duplicate content?

I need to use content from a testimonials page of another site, but I don't want to be caught for duplicate content. Is there something I can do to tell google that the div where the content is is ...
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Does google track content duplicacy if same article is written in company blog or somewhere else?

I see some articles are submitted in multiple sites(medium.com,company blog). Does Google track duplicate content for the same company?
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Is content scraping useful for SEO or harmful?

Is content scraping useful for SEO or harmful? Scraping: Taking content from other places on the web and publishing it on your own site. There are many websites that only contain pieces of other ...
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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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Should URL paths be case sensitive?

My website's URLs are currently case-insensitive. For example, both of the following links show the exact same page: http://example.com/about http://example.com/About However, taking a look at the ...
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Joomla creating /2-uncategorised/ page's, duplicate content?

I've added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first these articles weren't linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like ...
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Is it OK for SEO and user experience to 301 redirect self-generated param URLs?

I am using a CMS which offers a wide range of options which lead to many additional special pages mainly in a way duplicating the same content as the original article. These generated pages are ...
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Is duplicate title tags an issue when they're redirected?

According to Google Webmaster Tools, I have a number of duplicate title tags. This happens because my products all have two URLs: /products/product and /product/product-category/product. ...
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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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Translate articles to improve SEO of a non-English website

This is something that I was always wondering. Case A: I have a website in a non-English language. If I find blog post articles from English websites, contact with them for permission and translate ...
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SEO for ecommerce site with no product description and large inventory

We are building a ecommerce with a inventory of about 6000 products, the problem is most of the products have the same description so we decided to keep description as noindex and make it available to ...
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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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Does Google index portions of the page that are unique and ignore the duplicate content?

When a page has content on it that is also on other pages on the site but also some unique content, how does Google handle it? Does Google: Index the entire page (including the duplicate content) ...
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Changed website permalink structure. Old permalinks show as duplicate content in webmasters tools [duplicate]

I have changed the permalink structure for a website containing about 2000 URLs. The old urls are 301 redirected to the new ones. Google indexed most of them yet they show as duplicate titles in ...
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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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Do commerce sites with product filters need to canonicalize filtered URLs to prevent duplicate content problems?

I'm thinking about using rel=canonical for search filter URLs. If I use this tag, my web pages with parameters never get ranked. If I do not use this tag, it may cause duplicate content problems. ...
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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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Webmaster google tools show me duplicate content on the same page after removed the php extention

When i use the option Fetch as Google... show me the follow problems duplicate content meta title the story of.... ...
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can the x-robots instruction noindex be good enough to declare duplicate content?

I still have a feeling that at least one search engine in the entire world does not support rel-canonical like google does. On top of that, rel-canonical offers less flexibility especially when ...
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Question related Duplicate content. (Robot meta)

So I created this amazon affiliate ecommerce sites. Basically all the products data are copied from the amazon. My homepage is original content, but all my products pages are duplicate content, by ...
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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: ...
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SEO way to create a big website with small aggregate ones

Let's say I have this website recipes.com that has a service that allows to register a lot of recipes. Each recipe belongs to one or more categories. Now I would like to create specialized websites. ...
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False Duplicate Content On Moz Report

We are using Salesforce's Visualforce to run one of our websites. We use Moz to monitor SEO issues. Moz has identified more issues pages than we have - see the attached image. We have only a few ...
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Can I have duplicate merchant descriptions for different subpages?

Let's say we are maintaining a website that offers cashback. Let's also say that cashback isn't well known in our country but voucher codes are. That's why we'd like to be found on the search term ...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try ...
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Canonicalization for pages each comparing two products

What is the best way to handle canonicalization for product comparison pages? For example: Page that compares item 1 against item 2 Page that compares item 2 against item 3 In the above example, ...