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Usually they simply don't! I have worked on hundreds of sites with the exact same issue, each time giving them some options to remedy it, but quite often they never make the necessary changes. But lets get to the options. Rewrite the content. This is clearly the single best thing that can be done, but it can be a daunting task. Say if you have an ...


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From a technical sense, it is duplicated content. Another word for content that appears on every page on your site is "boilerplate". Duplicating content internally on your site is a common practice. Pretty much every website does so. Search engines (including Google) do not penalize for having some content on each page that appears on other pages. ...


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Here is Google's position from an archived live chat session (the link is now dead): *Does inconsistent capitalization of URLs cause duplicate content issues and dilution of page rank? For example www.site.com/abc vs www.site.com/Abc. On Windows hosts, these are the same page, but are different pages on Unix hosts. JohnMu: Hi John, based on the ...


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Two of the most widely used web servers have very different settings for case sensitivity of URLs by default. Whether or not your URLs are case sensitive is likely a function of which you are using: Microsoft IIS - case insensitive URLs - shows the same content regardless of capitalization. Apache HTTPD Server - case sensitive URLs - gives a 404 not ...


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RFC 3986 6.2.2.1 defines URIs as case-insensitive, so it is not a good idea to make them case-sensitive like wordpress.org does.


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301 redirection of websites is a great idea to perform. It is suggested to do its asap because if Google bots crawls the both, they may penalize it. So, beware of them. canonicalization will also help.


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Changing the layout and modifying the content will help you in resolving the issue. Google bots will only index the content. It is true that using NOINDEX can help if you have many pages in website. Changing CSS will not work.


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Using redirection (301) is a good solution. Another solution is setting a canonical link. You can redirect or use canonical links on as many pages to one page as you want. Search engines will pick up your changes.


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You are correct, you use the 301 header for this. The amount of pages that end up redirected doesn't matter. If you have more than one identical pages, redirect-301 them all to one. An .htaccess file would be something along these lines: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/page/.* RewriteRule ^page/(.*) /page-$1 [L,R=301] The reason everybody says you have to ...


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You must make the site sufficiently different (i.e., specific) as possible. Change the layout, modify the content, etc... You may mark some pages as NOINDEX while implementing those changes. This should help removing the penalty too.



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