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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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Duplicate content concern when moving from free WordPress site to custom domain

I have a free wordpress site that I'm looking to upgrade to an actual domain. Wordpress puts a 301 redirect from the free site to the new domain but doesn't redirect any other page but the homepage (...
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Duplicated content risk for translated content: how much unique content do I need to have per article?

I have 2 websites in The Netherlands, lets call them example1.nl and example2.nl. They both have articles on the same topics. I wrote all the articles myself. I want to go international with example1. ...
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Same description shows dynamically on corresponding pages. Will it hurt SEO?

I am developing an Image Converter site. In their various conversation tools are available like JPG to PNG, PNG to BMP, JPG to BMP etc... So at converting page lets say you are in JPG to PNG page. I ...
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Canonical setup for duplicate content with service areas

I'm relatively new to SEO and would like to make sure I understand canonicals and website layouts correctly. I'm working on a site for "Bob's Pest Control, Plumbing, and Pizza Delivery" that ...
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Duplicate content for desktop and mobile

front end dev here. Quite often the design team I work with produces desktop and mobile designs which are quite difficult to create responsively. While it can be done, I feel like I am using an ...
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Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user

running a small ecommerce site and all of my final product pages have the "Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user" issue(About 5000 pages). And Google only indexes 1 single ...
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Need advice on SEO multiple H1 tags

I'm working on making my site more SEO friendly. I've been reading about tagging and schema and all that... I recently read that it's totally ok to have multiple H1 tags on a page. There's others ...
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Duplicate Content Error by search console for online commerce site

So I setup a website a few days ago and the Google search console gave the error: Duplicate without user-selected canonical Now after reading, I found out that google asks to add canonical tags but I ...
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Google flags url parameter search pages as duplicate and unindexable despite unique content

My dynamic search pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Alternate page with proper canonical tag) even though the content on the pages is different. Each page is on a single URL with ...
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Risk-benefit of cleaning up thousands of "Alternate page with proper canonical tag"?

The canonical URL to our products is example.com/product-alias in the sitemap, inside link rel="canonical" etc., and Google picks it up. Yet from the category pages, we link to our products ...
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Does changing the canonical tag also transfer page authority?

We have 3 pages on our website with almost similar title; actually for better ux, this is necessary to separate some part of a content. For example: page1: elevator service page2: check list of ...
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Moving from HTTP to HTTPS in Google Search Console (October 2023)

In Google Search Console I have previously created property with HTTP protocol and indexed my site. Now I have full 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS for my site with just couple of pages. Have ROBOTS....
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How will Google discover and remove all my new NoIndex pages?

We had around 100 pages indexed which were actually outdated, thin content and causing SEO keyword cannibalisation issues. For administrative purposes we are unable to remove the pages (as need them ...
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How to permanently remove an URL from Google when the URL of the depublished page is catched by a failover page?

Assume that you have a product page with a friendly URL like https://example.com/opel-corsa-70000km-P1023 and a category page that lists all similar products of the same brand: https://example.com/...
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Google flags my dynamic product pages as duplicate content

My dynamic product pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Internal duplicate). They are structurally similar, but present different information about each product (price, description, image.....
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Google Search Console indexing page as a separate page even though it was a <link rel="canonical"> in the header

I normally serve pages from my (static content) website without the .html extension in the URL. I recently had a bug in my web server's configuration for a couple days where it did serve pages with ...
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How to Make Dynamic Website SEO Friendly?

The content of every page on my website is generated after user input, which in turn modifies the URLs. However, upon accessing the website, only a basic landing page is displayed, and all the ...
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If Both Article Page and PDF File Have the Same Content, Will It Cause SEO Problems?

I have a blog page and I publish articles on this blog page. You can download these articles as PDFs by clicking the download button on that article. PDFs are the same content found in the article. ...
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Same content, different domains, different languages = hreflang?

I have a question. Related topics would be: duplicate content, different languages, maybe hreflang. I'm located in Belgium. Belgium is multi-lingual. I have a company that offers preparation for a ...
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Is a print version of a page considered as duplicate content

On my websites, I have not put a print button. However, right-clicking and Print gives the user a print version of any page. This is identical to the normal page except it's missing menus from the ...
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Author page indexed, but how to deal with DC article list?

I create dedicated pages for content portal authors. I have good authors with high E-A-T, so I would be happy to let author pages be indexed. Author pages contain name, photo, bio, contact data and ...
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Is it considered as duplicate?

I'm launching a new website, and I want to bulk delete almost 95% of artilces (+put 410 deleted status to the deleted articles) from the old site, and re-publish them on the new website. Can my new ...
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SEO friendly URL for items which belongs to multiple categories

I have a website with trainings, which belong to certain categories. So naturally I'd like to organize my website URLs in this way: example.com/trainings/{category name}/{training name} for example ...
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How to handle additional content on paginated pages?

we have category pages with a few hundred products per category. The category pages are properly paginated according to Googles guidelines for pagination. One page shows 16 products. In addition to ...
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What actually happen when you repost content on different platforms?

Here is my scenario. I have WebPage A it is published on my domain. I publish the same content on another site, this is WebPage B. I've added a canonical URL on WebPage B so that it shows to WebPage A....
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I changed the domain name, will my articles pass as duplicates?

I decided to change my domain name x.com to y.com and moved all the files from x.com to y.com and deleted x.com. All the articles on x.com are now available on y.com. But Google doesn't like duplicate ...
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302 or 301 Redirect for This Scenario?

I have a client who had an existing page on their site - example.com/page1. They have had me create another page that covers similar material, but matches some other branding and messaging that they ...
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How much does non-unique content (e.g. product specifications) affect SEO in the context of e-commerce?

Say we have a fairly successful (locally, on its product niche) online store with original content (images, descriptions, specifications). Now, we are given the possibility of working with an ...
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Use of canonical tag on website with different language versions AND separate mobile versions for each page

I have a website where every page (http://www.example.com) has a separate mobile version (http://m.example.com). And I simply use the rel="canonical" tag on one of those two pages to avoid ...
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Is making many tags for product description with same keyword hurting SEO?

I'm working on writing product description, my question is if I make many tags with the same keyword that included in product title, such that in each tag I write the main keyword with one LSI for ...
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How to manage SEO content pages for a similar content hierarchy?

For example, we have the following search phrases in Google: "Best vehicle for builders?" - 200 Monthly Searches "Best truck for builders?" - 400 Monthly Searches "Best small ...
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Index content if there are external duplicates

My website contains a large database which includes descriptions about thousands of products. These descriptions are already available on other websites so it's some kind of external duplicate content....
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Two subdomains with same layout and website hierarchy but different content. How to tell Google? [duplicate]

I have two subdomains for the same real-estate company. Each domain is targeting a different country. E.g. country1.example.com country2.example.com Both subdomains have the same exact styling and ...
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Canonical or noindex for almost(80-90%) duplicate content?

I have a site where I provide solutions to problems/questions. In my CMS, the 'Question' and 'Solution' are two different content types. The solutions are embedded within the Question pages. For ...
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Preventing cannibalisation across content mentioning same keywords through hyperlinks to core content

Is it possible to prevent cannibalisation by hyperlinking a keyword on a piece of content to the core content that is optimised for that keyword? Example of what I mean: Core content - optimised for ...
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Does Googlebot see duplicated content when content is shown in a loop with JavaScript?

One of the projects I have recently developed uses SwiperJS slider with loop option set to true. It generates duplicated slides which makes sense. Since each slide represents an article the SEO guy ...
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How should I remove duplicate content caused by URL parameters that's already been indexed by google? [duplicate]

On our website, we have many "project" pages with a similar URL structure. Ex: acme.com/projects/unique-project-title Another site that backlinks to us uses utm parameters (and we want them ...
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Does Google care about query string case sensitivity, and also does it care about correctness of casing?

Consider these two query string parameters: ?category=healthAndBeauty ?category=healthandbeauty Does Google differentiate them? What is Google's behavior if it finds both of them in my website for a ...
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Do i need hreflang or rel for translations in different domains?

I have a page in russian and I've decided to translate it using a completely different domain, so that it can be easier to remember. However, I'm using a page builder (elementor) which makes it really ...
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Woocommerce multisite seo and duplicate content

I have a client who runs a renting business. Actualy he's got an old wordpress where clients fills a form containing name, adress, the product they want to rent plus other optional infos. When he ...
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Duplicate content tabs and page pagination

These tabs are being marked as duplicate content on our website although we don't have tabs on the specific webpage Also, there are post pages where we see the page count being marked as duplicate ...
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Should I create a separate webpage for related keywords?

I am setting up a website for a dentist in Turkey, and I'm not sure whether or not I should set up two different webpages for "Dental Veneers Turkey" and "Laminate Veneers Turkey". ...
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Domain indexed by Google when using WPGraphQL to fetch content from our WordPress installation

I have a WordPress blog at https://example.blog domain. My main website domain is https://example.in. I am using WPGraphQL to fetch posts from the WordPress blog to my main website developed in React ...
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Should I block the '_next' directory in a site using Next.js with robots.txt?

We are using Next.js for our website. A major part of its advantage is that it loads all linked pages on the fly as the user is viewing the page. It does so by making different calls to: /_next/xxx ...
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SEO impact of default language duplication vs redirects

On our public gatsby website we have two languages: nl and en. Our default language is en, so we have /..., /en/... and /nl/.... So for one piece of content we have the following links: https://www....
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Is it harmful for SEO to repeat the same call to action at the bottom of every page?

My website consists of 4 pages. These pages explain what programming languages are. On all the pages above, there are articles and images about why you should get software service from me after the ...
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Remove DMCA removal notice from Google search results

I found a webpage which merely copied my blog entry, so I submitted a DMCA notice to Google. The notice was accepted and the page was removed from the Google search. This happened a couple of weeks ...
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Should I add link to copied text for SEO?

Should I prevent my users from 'stealing' my content by adding a link as a source when a text is copied? I am just wondering, because I see a lot of spammy website using my content. If I would do this,...
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How to optimize SEO for reddit-like sites with many of ouf outgoing links and "copy pastes"

Reddit is quite popular and generates a lot of traffic. However, they must have invented some interesting strategies how to deal with SEO issues. I mean they have two SEO antipatterns as features. ...
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How to correctly set up multi-language websites in NextJs for SEO? (avoid duplicate content)

I will have 5 websites, so 5 different domains .lt .com .lv .et .ru Each of them will be translated in all the other languages using subfolders system offered by Next. - example.lt - example.lt/en -...
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