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Questions tagged [duplicate-content]

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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Google choosing HTTP URls as canonical than the HTTPS links in the canonical tags after a recent HTTPS migration

I have migrated my blog domain from HTTP to HTTPS. I am running my wordpress blog on AWS Bitnami. I have added necessary canonical on all the posts i.e <link rel="canonical" href="https://blog....
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Can I add third party reviews to our site for the purpose of aggregate review ratings without triggering duplicate content penalties? [duplicate]

Is there a good way to display reviews that people have left on sites like Yelp, City Search, Google, etc on your own website without triggering duplicate content issues? It's hard to get reviews, ...
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How can I use canonical tags to resolve duplication between the home page, category pages, tag pages, and article pages?

On my site I have something like little blog (PHP and MySQL dynamically loaded posts), with categories like "life", "business", and "health". Each article has added tags. Tags allow to find articles ...
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Best way to remove low quality pages?

We have a website with about 5000 pages. 1000 of them have high quality content. The other part is pretty bad : it's basically just category listing pages, with basic "generated" content. We have ...
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Few Websites are either Copying or crawling my content what Should I do? [duplicate]

I have noticed quite a change in my SERP over the months and came to know few sites have copied my content. How Should I Complain this to Google? Is there a General Criteria for this? There are ...
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Canonical declaration is being ignored by Googlebot

My site is structured with an /events/ url and then a event/slug-title-of-event;id-of-event url. In events there is a listing of event previews and by clicking on that preview you get to the full ...
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

I'm testing the Schema.org Article schema on our site. The problem I encountered is that we serve our content over two different domains (one for desktop site.domain, and site.m.domain subdomain for ...
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Copy content of expired domain

Are there problems with using copied content from an expired domain which was crawled by Google, but now that domain is closed (website is closed by owner)? I want to use that content on my new ...
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Magento 1 adds a trailing slash at the end of CMS page

I am using Magento 1.9 and I have a problem with one of my CMS pages. I found out that the page is available under two versions: www.example.com/MyCMSpage www.example.com/MyCMSpage/ I am not sure ...
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How do I handle many duplicate pages created over the time for some valid reasons?

We have 6 years old website, we have created some pages for various reasons such as running a new campaign, trying new things and many other reasons for about last 6 years. Now, it looks like a ...
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Will duplicate articles with changed titles help me rank for multiple keywords?

For example, I have an article about how to take photos in low light. This article is applicable to several cameras. The explanation is exactly the same for all these cameras. I currently have a ...
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Does having two pages under different URLs affect SEO? [duplicate]

I've always thought that having duplicate content within a site is a bad thing for SEO. However, after doing some research I found that Google doesn't have a penalty for having duplicate content and ...
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SEO - How to signal to Google that snippets of texts are coming from a “canonical” source

I have a website with the follwwing structure Homepage shows big list of apartment listings: each line show in the feed has details about each apartement (size, description, city...). The ...
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SEO: duplicate content on different country-based domains [duplicate]

Ok, I'll try to be clear: A client has a project. The project is active in multiple countries. Each country has it's own domain. Most domains have like 80% the same content but in different ...
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Duplicate contents based on differnt url on same website is that bad for ranking [duplicate]

I have blog website and has hundreds of blog items and blog can be accessed via different URL, it is mentioned that duplicate contents on website affects google ranking, defining single url as ...
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Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical after changing domain

I've recently changed the domain from https://example.me to https://example.im. However, https://example.im is not displaying in Google. After inspecting in the Search Console, this is what I got: "...
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Why is duplicate content bad? [duplicate]

You shouldn't plagiarize content from other sites, obviously. But why is duplicate content penalty-worthy if 1) it all belongs to you and 2) you aren't trying to manipulate search engines? I mean, ...
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Promoting the same product on two websites [duplicate]

I have a publisher who houses all their books on a main website. They have an imprint for a line of specialty books, and are proposing a new website for the imprint and its books to allow for unique ...
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How do I remove a large number of “Excluded” links in Google Search Console?

As you can see in the screenshot below, my site has a lot of "excluded" links, more than 34K, which is unusual: However I don't have that many links in my website: I'm worried about my SEO and ...
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How to deal with duplicate content that I know is also on other domains I don't manage where I also can't just remove the content on my own site [duplicate]

This needs a quick bit of background... I'm webmaster of a medium sized website that promotes hotels. We work with a collection of hotel suppliers so the properties are not ours. All suppliers have ...
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Does a `rel=canonical` Tag send any relevancy signals to the duplicate content's Category Page?

Below is a variation to my other question about rel=canonical. I am working on an eCommerce site, which sells Canvas Prints. Each Canvas Print is available in a variety of ways. As such, every ...
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How to treat special bilingual dual view pages for SEO?

I have a site in two languages: domain.com (German) en.domain.com (English) The content is literature. Both sites are in their respective language only, but I want to also offer a dual view, to ...
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Merging the content of one website to other

I had two websites. 6 months ago my second website expired and now I want to merge the blog content of second website into first website. Will it give any negative impact on SEO of first website? ...
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Should eCommerce categories with pagination get noindex beyond the first page? [duplicate]

I have an eCommerce website and most of the categories have multiple pages. I have ran an SEO check on seobility which mentioned duplicate content and pages fighting with each other for the same ...
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How to redirect ALL traffic from example.com to example.org with Rochen hosting so that HTTPS works

I'm using Namecheap (www.namecheap.com) domain with Rochen (www.rochen.com) host. I'd like ALL traffic to go from example.com to example.org. Things I've tried: cPanel alias. I could not get this to ...
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Are unique product description on product variations required for SEO?

My website has several products which have some product variations, for example color, and each variation has its own page, such as: Fender Stratocaster Red Fender Stratocaster Blue Am I supposed to ...
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Do URL parameters make duplicate pages for search engines? [duplicate]

I found in HTML Improvements section google search console about 1200 duplicate meta title, then I checked one of them for example Tehran to Qeshm flights: /flights/THR-GSM/1392-02-02/1-0-0 /flights/...
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Preventing URLs ending in “/” from search engine indexes with robots.txt or rewrite rule

Is there a programmatic way to easily deal with the issue of search engines considering pages where the page works with and without the trailing slash duplicates like via a robots.txt or Nginx rewrite ...
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How can I redirect all WordPress post URLs that don't contain a subcategory to prevent duplicate content?

On my WordPress site, I have this URL format: /%category%/%postname%/ When I create a new post and select a parent category and a sub-category and select sub-category to default then WordPress ...
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage to having category breadcrumbs in the page title?

Currently I've got some page titles from an old system that outputs the entire category breadcrumb as part of the title when a category listing is viewed. So you end up with a title like so... ...
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duplicate content: How to use the same content on different news sites? [duplicate]

I'd like to post the same content on different domains, where those domains are regional news sites and thus have different audiences which in times are interested in the same news. Is Google likely ...
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Many pages with partial-duplicate content in same domain

This is a question to the SEO experts :-) I apologize for my bad way to write English :-( I am developing a web application (with a kind of custom CMS). In my app there will be a "user section", each ...
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Remove file extensions using .htaccess and content duplication issue [duplicate]

I want to know if we strip out file extensions using .htaccess for a new website, do we have to add rel-canonical tag for every page to avoid Google considering them as duplicate content? To more ...
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Duplicate content on multiple websites with conflicting canonical links - does that affect Google rating?

Our company recently built a brand new website to replace the old one. They were both content driven, but the old website was very old (built in 1999) and had to be upgraded. To our new website we ...
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Does adding content from scientific drug to commercial drugs causes Duplicate content? [duplicate]

I have a drug encyclopedia website, Every scientific drug page has multiple commercial pages. so I want to add content of for example (drug interactions, side effects, etc.) from the scientific page ...
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Are there instances where duplicate content could positively affect SEO?

I feel the simple answer, to my question, would be a No! Simply because search engines do not want duplicate content in their results pages. That said, I have come across a lot of websites which ...
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How can I address my website product content being considered duplicate because it's on retailer websites?

Currently I provide retailers (e.g. Amazon) with the same product content that's on my website. However, I want to do my best to get my website ranking over retailers, especially for brand terms. ...
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'duplicate content' on several different pages

I've a website with 6 pages identified as 'duplicate content' because they are very similar. This pages looks similar because are the same but it show some pictures, a few, about the product category ...
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Drop in indexed pages: duplicate meta descriptions

Our website has seen a pretty big drop in indexed pages over the last few weeks and we are trying to figure out what has happened. We have seen a decrease from 68.000 indexed pages to a low of 37.000 ...
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Duplicate video content & SEO

Can anyone point me in the direction of some useful data on how Google treats duplicate video content in 2018? The only useful piece I could find was written by Wistia 2 years ago and I am looking ...
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Will Google re-crawl and index a page that was once noindexed?

I have many pages Category Pages that show items inside, but all items has expire time and after reach it, items will remove from page. Sometimes happen, some categories/pages will be empty and this ...
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Remove https://{site}.tld from Google

I maintain a client's website, and at the beginning he insisted that he wanted two tld extensions on the same website (.gr and .com). I thought it was weird, but not having any idea on what was about ...
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Multilingual site: redirect to other language or show duplicate content?

I've got a multilingual site. When a user tries to access one of my pages, say /es/agreement, I would like to display the English version of that page, regardless of what language the user is ...
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What are the SEO benefits and risks of republishing content to other sites? [duplicate]

I have a website suppose example.com, I published an article on my website's blog a week ago. During this time, I promote my post to various social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn, ...
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How do instruct Google to index one of two similar domains with slightly different content?

If a website is available on two different domains, ex: domain1.com and domain2.com and the content of domain2.com differs slightly from that of domain1.com, how can I instruct Google to complete ...
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www to non-www redirect - is duplicate content a big issue?

So I read a little bit about SEO and found out that Google does not like websites where content can be accessed with both www and non-www. All HTTP requests on my website are redirected to HTTPS on ...
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How to remove the duplicate title tags and duplicate meta descriptions from pagination [duplicate]

Google search console detects my duplicate title tags and duplicate meta descriptions... I don't know how can I remove them. These two problems are same. It's from same page. My main page and page 2(...
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“Satellite” articles = duplicate content = Bad for SEO?

I have a website with a collection of programming articles. Some topics are broad, some topics are narrow. A broad topic generally calls for a longer article, while a narrow topic can be just a ...
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Voice to text duplicate content?

Will a direct transcript of a voice to text blog post be seen as duplicate content Do Google web crawlers see this as duplicate?Do they have the tech and can and do they use it to recognize such ...
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Putting Google+ and Facebook reviews on my website with Schema.org

I have a some reviews on my Facebook page and Google Plus page. Can I put those reviews on other 3rd party review page using schema? Will it be counted as duplicate content by Google? Is it right ...