Let's say I have two sites that cover the same vertical/topic. one in the USA and one in Canada. Both sites have local-related content, which is obviously unique by location. However they will share common news or blog pages.

How do I avoid getting hit with duplicate content on both sites for those news/blog pages?

If the content is exactly the same, I'm guessing I would have to pick which site's content I want to noindex,nofollow, is that correct, and if so, is that all I have to add on the URL links to those pages, and the pages' meta tags?


You can use the canonical tag to tell the search engines that it is the same content, but on a different URL

Also consider using the source tag

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  • The link you provided refers to pages on the same website, where-as in my example, the pages on completely separate websites. – ElHaix Nov 8 '12 at 17:39
  • @ElHaix It is good for different domains too. see the last Q&A on the page – YardenST Nov 8 '12 at 17:46
  • @ElHaix Updated the answer – YardenST Nov 8 '12 at 17:49

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