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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How to mark canonical tags for multiple versions of the same product?

We have an automobile research website where we have product pages. Also, few products have some different variants with subtle differences. The case is similar to amazon iphone If you click on ...
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Is there a good, flexible, auto tool to spin text to for SEO? (product description) [on hold]

I have a site with multiple products descriptions taken from manufacturer. I can't manually start to re-write them for SEO, it is too many. But using current descriptions has caused many of my pages ...
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just to set it straight, understanding canonical URL [duplicate]

I have a question regarding canonical URLs. My problem is that I think I understand canonical URLs but I am also not entirely sure. I have a website that is starting to score really well in Google. ...
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Duplicate Content

I have a client that is a Tour Operator. They have a wordpress custom post type for tours, that include a description of the tour, flight and other journey details and the itenary. Since there are ...
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Should I mention my products on marketplaces as <link rel=“alternate” … >?

Assume your are selling a product on both own webstore and marketplaces like eBay. The marketplace will insert a canonical link in your product page on its sites. So far I know, one can't do anything ...
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Two websites with same content. Both url not listing in google [duplicate]

I am managing 2 websites of same client. text of both websites are almost same. I have added URL's in google search console even after that it is not listing in google search result. Any solution?
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Other sites copying content and making it nonsensical

I have found content from my site being hosted on other sites. Some of these sites convert the content into gibberish, which I suspect is accomplished using artificial intelligence. I presume there is ...
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UK/USA Exact Copy English Causing Error “Duplicate submitted url not set as canonical”

starting around February 25th, 2019 we have been having pages excluded from indexing for our UK website with the error "Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical". We have not had this issue ...
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Webtrends tracking parameters on our site URLs are causing duplicate content and SEO problems

We have some issue with duplicate content on Google SERP. The problem is that we are using Click Tracking on Webtrends that adds a parameter after the URL. This is what a URL can look like when ...
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De-indexing microsites in Google

I need to de-index some content from Google. We have a main domain main.example.com which has listing of E-commerce products. Also, we give this for internal use to companies on their subdomain. ...
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Duplicate without user-selected canonical - OTHER version?

In the Google Search Console report "Duplicate without user-selected canonical", how do you find the duplicate URL of a particular URL? Going into "Inspect URL" doesn't seem to identify the location ...
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Hreflang for different subdomain for a different region speaking the same language

I have a website that has a different multilanguage domain such as us, au, ie, eu. but the language is the same, the only difference is the pricing of the product. Would we run into duplicate ...
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SEO - Duplicate Content on multiple pages of my website [duplicate]

I have a website that i'm doing SEO for. The company provides Microblading, Microshading, Ombre Brows and Combo Brows. These are all a type of semi permanent eyebrow tattoos. The procedure for all 4 ...
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Content - Duplicate issues

I have a series of websites in my state, targeted locally for every county. Most of the information, content/structure is the same with minor variations geared towards the particular county. I would ...
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Handle canonical when multiple document revisions are available?

On my page I'm making all versions of the manual of my project available: https://example.com/manual/0.10/index.html https://example.com/manual/0.11/index.html … https://example.com/manual/0.22/index....
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Google is counting the domain home page (“/”) as a duplicate of “/index.html”

For only my index pages, I am receiving this warning in Google Search Console: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical I know that this occurs because Google is attempting to track both ...
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Show categories both on homepage and on categories page?

I'm creating a "directory" website that has many pages, each belongs to a category and a sub-category. I have category pages that will list all the pages that belong to the categories. Example: ...
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Duplicated content as guest post

I wrote an article in my blog. Then another site in the same niche request me to re-publish the same text in their blog, as guest post, with my bio profile included and backlink to original content. ...
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Intentional duplicate content. Google indexes the wrong domain

We have a group of websites that are very similar to each other. All the websites are for the same type of business and they all have mostly the same products etc. The websites are supposed to be 90%...
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Does duplicate linkage of the same page causes SEO penalty?

We have an automobile website with a product page for each bikes/cars available in the Indian market. The product page has product description and different slugs to show other relevant products too i....
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Duplicate Content on Category Pages in different location eCommerce

I have an issue with possible duplicate content. So, I have e-commerce and its parent URL is example.com. It's followed by regional URL ( Cities) example.com/city-1 example.com/city-2 example.com/...
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How to copy the content from other website without duplicate content issue for genuine cause [duplicate]

first of all, this is not a duplicate question. i have verified all the question which was suggested by SE at the time of posting. I have developed a product based on open source. Now, I have to copy ...
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What are the SEO benefits of a product specification/detail page vs a product overview page?

Is or should there be a difference between these two pages or should they be combined to form one page? I'm just curious because I haven't seen a product page on an ecommerce site go into heavy detail ...
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Canoical vs robots disallow for sorted content [duplicate]

I have a web page that displays 5 items (each with a headline, image and short content like in a microblog). Item 1 Item 2 ... Item 5 Based on the query parameter in the URL, I will be sorting the ...
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How can I check if certain text-based content is being used somewhere else? [closed]

I have ordered a blog article for my website, which has been written by someone else. Now I've received the text from the original author, but I'm a little bit concerned about if he has copied the ...
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Two pages have same title, same description, different content. Are they duplicates?

We have release our website from our mobile app in a very short amount of time. The website is quite good, but not at all optimized for SEO. For example, there is absolutely no care for meta tags. All ...
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Google “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” between UK and IE sites with same content meant for different audiences

We have an /ie and /uk variation of our site. /ie uses € and /uk £'s, both are in English. Both sites are submitted to google as we want the IE site to return in googole.ie and UK site to return in ...
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GSC Sitemap Coverage questions

I recently noticed that my sitemap listed the urls in my site beginning with http:// although the canonical tags of the page are https://, so I resubmitted my sitemap with the correct urls. I am not ...
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Avoid duplicated content include/require [duplicate]

Greeting, I am aiming to do a website with a "onePage style". As I have 3 different pages I want to display, I want the first section of the page to be the content of those 3 pages and the other ...
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Redirecting /page/*/ to the home page in .htaccess

My problem is that my homepage exists on https://www.example.com/page/2/, /3/, /4/ and so on, it still exists on /1000/. Same duplicate page versions exists on /about and and /contact page of my site. ...
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Does a Q&A-section cause a problem with thin or duplicate content?

A client wishes to implement a Q&A section where users can ask questions about certain topics that will be answered by experts of that niche and then be published on his site. Each answered and ...
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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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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 ...