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I would ask what the impact would be if you do not use the canonical tag? Answer? Disastrous. Since you have duplicated content, then you are effecting your search performance. There is a penalty in the SERPs for this. You will not know otherwise. It is likely that the penalty exists for you now and you may not realize it assuming that this condition has ...


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You can use rel=canonical on the other sites since Google supports cross-domain canonical tag. However, your clone sites will not be indexed for those pages which kind of defeats the purpose. Best option is to always have original content on your sites and custom tailor each for your target audience. To have a successful website you need to provide value to ...


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Actually setting the hreflang in the .com as you suggest - <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-SA" href="company.com.sa/FAQ-page" /> is a way to go. Hreflang is setted on page by page basis, so if the FAQ is the only page in the .sa domain in English - you must set it as en-SA just for that page. The cleanest way is to set hreflang for the whole ...


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Duplicate content is no longer determined in a linear fashion. Today, duplicate content is determined using a semantic scoring method so that near duplicate content will still be seen as duplicate. This is because spammers would simply rearrange the content to avoid content as being flagged as duplicate. As well, n-gram phrase recognition is used to ...


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Which ever page is referenced as the canonical is the one that will show in SERP's. The other will likely not. If the content of the page is very similar or identical, yes it is duplicate content. The domain hosting the content is irrelevant. No, hreflang is used to specify pages where the content is the same, but in alternate languages. In your case both ...


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So you're telling us the page does not exist (for mobile users)? That means it should be a 404 redirect. The 301 means that the page has moved, but it simply doesn't exist.


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You say you are getting a message about faulty redirect, so not why you think that means duplicate content? Google are pretty clear about redirecting smart phone users if there isn't a matching page Faulty redirects A faulty redirect occurs when a desktop page incorrectly redirects smartphone users to a smartphone page not relevant to their query. ...



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