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If you are the owner of the URL shortener, then you can do the following things: Use a 301 redirect instead of a 302 redirect. If you host the URLs, serve a rel=noindex in the header of the pages served through the shortened URL. Add a canonical URL tag to the header of the real page. Use rel=nofollowwherever you are using a shortened URL that uses a ...


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I would suggest not doing this. This falls under the category of not specifically prohibited right now, but only until enough people start doing it. There's no reason to do this apart from trying to trick Google. Therefore: don't do it. If you do, it'll catch up with you eventually.


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I just answered a question that is somewhat similar to this one. The answer is mostly the same. See if this answer helps: Website logo text - best tag for SEO purposes?


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Excluding link juice, there might be some benefits if Google decides to display/priviledge dogs2 instead of dogs1 (remember that canonical is a recommendation, not an obligation) for your site in general, but not specifically for dogs1. To put in other words, there might be some indirect benefits for dogs1. However, if you to spend time on optimizing some ...


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You won't get a penalty for near duplicate meta descriptions, or for near duplicate titles. But, regarding SEO efficiency, I would try to be as specific and unique for both to help users understand what your page is all about. If you absolutely want to put 'Premiere American Ninja Warrior website for fans and competitors' on all your descriptions, I would ...


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It won't harm in terms of penalties, but you would improve your listing (and possibly SEO) by giving each one a unique description about that specific page, otherwise Google are likely to ignore it and choose their own description from elsewhere on the page. Google say: Identical or similar descriptions on every page of a site aren't helpful when ...


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If you are worried about duplicate content, then asking affiliates to use the canonical tag would work. I personally suspect any penalty will be more about the links. If it was duplicate content, then your affiliates would also have been hit (well, whichever Google chose as canonical would do fine, and the others would be pushed down the rankings). ...


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Duplicate links is not an SEO issue unless someone is doing page rank sculpting, in which case use rel=nofollow on the duplicate link (though I really wouldn't bother as I don't think this works any more, and it was of negligible benefit when it did.) If you mean is a # on the end of a URL counted as a separate page, then no it is not. It is an anchor to ...


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If pages are duplicate content or near duplicate content, then yes, it is recommended to use canonical. But in your case, your objective is to serve a different profile per geographic location. In this case, you should make your pages sufficiently different to not be considered as near duplicate content. If some pages do not reach that level of ...


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You can have two or more links from one page A to a page B. There is no issue here. You are not going to be penalized. There is no need to avoid duplicate links to same page. Your SEO guy is wrong.


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Start by making those backlinks nofollow in your snippets and tell your dealers to make them nofollow too. Your way of creating backlinks is now considered illegitimate. You will not recover the rankings your used to have through them, unfortunately.


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Does this hurt SEO? They are all gonna have different URLS The short answer is yes, especially if there are many menus and sub-menus. Since all your pages will have a different URL, but nearly same content, they will be considered as near duplicate content (that is low value/quality for the end user). The solution is simple, pick one URL and use ...


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The drop in visibility in search is almost certainly unrelated to the parallel website. Almost all websites have content hosted on multiple URLs within the same website. That's something which search engines have to deal with. There's no reason to penalize a website for having that & certainly at Google there's no duplicate content penalty when it ...


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As your question states, they are websites using the same application and maybe the same look and feel (template); they work exactly the same way. First, you must set Geographic target in Google Webmaster Tools => Site Settings, for every site according to its locale. Different content for different geographic targets. If your classified listings, and ...


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There could be many issues. First of all without the real URLs and a lock in your Webmaster Central we could not be sure what the exact issue is. May be you have an wrong implementation of the canonical tag or other problems like, additional noindex, other indexing issues... Beyond that small/fresh/penalized sites will be crawled less often and it actually ...


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We need to see the real URL's to help you. From what I see it's the same URL, sorted differently. But the p parameter may be a product so the URL's could be two product URL's. Google may simply not have updated their cache of the page to check if the meta descriptions are unique.


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While Google can be quite forgiving, the Google Scholar experience and citations allows Google to recognize this scenario natively. This means that content is not read/understood in a linear fashion any more (since 2008) and that similar chunks of data are easily compared between pages and sites. While any negative effect might be argued, I do know that ...


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This is called Proxy Hacking, and for some inexplicable reason sometimes Google keep the proxy duplicate instead of yours. Check those sources for further readings, which are really useful: http://www.seofaststart.com/google-proxy-hacking/ Block their IP addres in .htacces and possibly implement a solution for bad bots and proxies. I found a solution in ...


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Earlier, we discussed blocking the proxy. Since your DCMA complaint did not do what you or I expected, I would suggest redirecting these access to a page that explains the situation in a very short paragraph and offer a link to your site. This should very quickly short-circuit the problem and begin to drop the hijacker in the SERPs. I would be sure to use ...


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First of all I would like to ask you that why are you using redirection again and again? This is a very bad practice in the eye of Google. May be Google needs some time to understand what is the actual page you want to rank for. When all the link juice will transfer to urlC from urlA and urlB, may be the issue will be resolved. Found this for your help: ...



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