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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Does www and non-www suffer duplicate content penalty?

Do you know if I should use <link rel="canonical" tag, or 301 redirect from: http://example.com to http://www.example.com ...to avoid a duplicate content penalty in case other pages link to the ...
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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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Hundreds of very similar pages, but that make sense for the user. SEO damage?

On my website, from a user point of view, it makes sense to have these pages: https://www.example.com/is-730-a-good-score https://www.example.com/is-731-a-good-score https://www.example.com/is-732-a-...
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Quickest way to remove many dynamic pages with duplicate content due to a spider trap

I have an angular JS site that is reliant on google rendering the pages. I created a spider trap and have about 9000 pages in the index which most are duplicate content. Each page that is currently ...
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Duplicate Content Issue - Local SEO [duplicate]

I have a website where we created a unique and informational content and now we want to target same content City wise. So I don't have much to change as just changed the city name for other pages. So ...
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Many pages with almost the same content but different in some area name keywords [duplicate]

If I run a car fixing business which I can offers services to every part of USA. Then If I create 1000-1500 pages (or maybe higher than this) which each page has almost the same content but only the ...
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Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name

I have been told by an SEO company to redirect the site IP to the domain using a 301 redirect. This will apparently improve the SEO ranking of the site. The site has a dedicated IP address. Is this ...
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Encouraging self-canonical on international websites with legitimate duplicate content

We are selling the same products on several websites having country-specific domain names. The website template is always the same, and the content language normally differs based on country, except ...
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How to solve multi domain Duplicate Content? [duplicate]

I am reaching you once again. I have a question regarding duplicate content. I have multiple domain websites where all the websites associated with a group. All the contents of the website are the ...
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Old Site URLS are marked as Duplicates after Site Migration

site migration gone wrong- > https://imgur.com/1qbbLf6 3 weeks After a failed site migration and 95% of my traffic gone (see screenshot), I decided to remove the redirect from the old sitemap, so ...
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Trailing slash dups

My short research on trailing slashes duplicate On page issues, covers only the dir & dir/ cases. But what about the /file.html & /file.html/. Are they acceptable both or one of them should ...
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Duplicate content and the HREFLang Attribute

If you have example.com written in British English and then an HREFLang alternate of example.com/en-gb/, so both pages have exactly the same copy in the same language. With the correct technical set ...
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Can I use the .htaccess file or another solution to address www and non-www duplicate content issues?

Ahrefs is returning a series of duplicate content URLs for my own website i've asked them about and which they've said needs to be addressed on the CMS side, and which they cannot help with. The ...
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Does the content on niche like festivals, wishes or quotes be considered as duplicate content?

Recently, I have started a Festival Wishes based blog as a starting step to drive traffic to something in future. I have some SEO experience (5 years back) but this niche is new for me. It's not easy ...
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The white label SEO conundrum [closed]

I've been webmaster of a site for a few years that contains a large listing of holiday properties. Against my will the powers that be want to implement a white label product that would for many ...
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Someone clones my web-site. How to know who

My problem is someone copied my site. I have already 2 duplicates of my site. Is any chance to know who and how do that? My web-site based on tilda.cc.
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Does Google consider a website that publishes data reports (same words, different numbers) as duplicate content?

I am working on a website that generate reports from a template. This template will be using the exact same keywords but different numbers to generate webpages that contains reports. The generated ...
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If I use content from one domain on my other domain, but spread it - how do I implement the canoncial tag?

I used the content of one of my domains (nameA.example/ContentA) and copied it to another domain, but on several pages: nameB.example/ContentA1 nameB.example/ContentA2 nameB.example/ContentA3 and so ...
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Pages Excluded from Google Search Console [duplicate]

My website collects concept definitions from around the web. It knows how to extract the basic definition and make it accessible inside a predefined 'topic'. I always mention the source of the ...
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Can cursor based pagination be used for SEO?

We have a category page which may contain hundreds of thousands of posts. We want to paginate these results using cursor based pagination. The base page may look like: www.example.com/topic/category ...
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How can I solve the same meta title for different subdirectory domain?

I have multiple subdirectory domain (example.com/au, example.com/us,etc) with the same language. I have updated the same title for all of subdirectory domains, but Google just only change 1 of them. ...
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How does google handle pages with similar/same content but with a different context?

Let's say we have XY HTML pages, where some of content is shared. Example page 1. Url: example.com/lists/best-rated-food-italy Title: Best rated food in Italy <h1>Best rated food in Italy</h1&...
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What canonicals and other meta tags should be used for the same page with different versions specified by URL?

I'm the maintainer of a popular tool that helps many projects to create documentation websites. We support versioning, which means that the documentation will be "fixed" to a specific ...
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Seobility “Text Duplicate” error from separate mobile and desktop menus

My website has 2 menus: 1 is used for mobile devices and the other for desktop devices. When I test my SEO in "Seobility.net" I get the message "Text Duplicate". (Image attached) ...
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Two subages on one website with almost identical content

I'm creating a website that is comparing stuff, let's say it compares programming languages for the sake of explaining my question. I'm building a structure where the url/slug will contain the two ...
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Google Search index duplicates and Single Page Application (SPA) serving dynamic content

The problem is the following: the SPA has only one index page instructing the browser to load a Javascript bundle that will serve dynamic content (typical Angular application). The content served is ...
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Publishing content to different websites

I'm running a real estate website and need to publish my every content to different property listing websites through XML feed. Now my question is will Google consider this as duplicate content ? if ...
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Are example.com and blog.example.com treated as one if they have the same content?

I have a site, say example.com and it's blog is blog.example.com. Please note trusty.com and blog.trusty.com are both hosted with different hosting companies and have different IP Addresses. If I have ...
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How crawler decides which one is original if use the canonical tag (self reference) on each version of the duplicate content or page?

To understand the query, let's take two sites https://www.abc.example/a https://www.xyz.example/a https://www.abc.example/a is an already existing site (it is already self canonicalize <link href=...
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Recover Google rankings after overwriting one page with another and getting the duplicate content excluded

One of our pages was on page 1 of Google for a very important keyword. Some mistake from our developer team caused a disastrous issue in indexing that page. The parent page and the child page used the ...
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Similar content not ranking for 50 states, but ranking for US territories

This is a follow up on a previous question I asked regarding the best way to set up my website to appropriately show up on Google. I have a calculator for each US state: let's say you plug in your ...
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SEO best practice for page that is the same for 50 US States

I have a calculator for each US state: for example let's say you plug in your income and it tells you your state tax rate, which depends on your state. The calculator has the same UI for ever state, ...
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Will deleting and re-upload my new site site help Google index it and resolve duplicate URLs that are now fixed?

I uploaded a new site with a domain name https://example.com (actually the domain consists of 3 words concatenated together). If i do a google search for those three words in Google, the site does ...
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Why does Google AdSense see content taken from my old site on the Internet Archive as plagiarized?

Some years back I hosted a blog but unfortunately the blog wen off, so later I hosted another blog with a different domain because the older one has been taken. So I grabbed all my content from http:/...
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Similar URLs for same page

I'm working with a site that uses slightly different URLs for the same content. The sitemap lists the pages as: www.website.com/webpage.html If you surf through the site the same page is found at: ...
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Screaming Frog reporting duplication between two canonicalized pages

I have Page-A with canonical pointing towards page B. Page B should be considered the original and should be ranked in SERPS. But the Screaming Frog crawler is showing that page A and B are ...
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Delete old articles or perform redirect to the new one covering the same topic?

In my site, I had noticed that I have 2 old articles for the same topic but diffrent content as below: Data Migration Part 1 Data Migration part 2 Now I have a new article that already published ...
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SEO: How to handle common content to multiple countries (subfolder strucuture) that has “local links” depending on the country

Goal: SEO-friendly muti-country mono-language web with common contents across countries that need local links I have to build a SEO-optimized website with: MULTI-country (multiple Spanish-speaking ...
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SEO impact of adding the same statement to each blog article

What is the SEO impact of adding the same statement in each of my blog articles, specifically at the end of the article? Ex: Please, if you have any question reach me up at GitHub issue Is there any ...
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unique page URLs for FAQ page content and SEO goodness

I'm looking for guidance, options and ideas for an e-commerce site that is currently in production and is selling well. We sell primarily one product, but the business has three general categories of ...
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Almost Duplicate Description but different images, internal links and meta title and description

I am creating a real estate website and I have thousands of property pages in the similar location. For the property in the same locations, the property descriptions are almost similar like as follows ...
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Can Googlebot discover a new subdomain through a DNS CNAME chain?

I have a website - www.example.com - which is listed on Google, domain verified in Search Console, sitemaps submitted, canonical urls all in line. This is my only domain that is "out there" ...
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Unpublishing content from google index

How do I unpublish content from my old site from google index database to prevent it from duplicating on my new domain name.
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Should we have two copies of the same content or do a redirect?

We are a web app for icons and we've got 2 versions of our app: Old one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/icons/#!/73/home New one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/web-app/73/Home Both ...
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How would Google treat a GitHub-Pages site, that is based on the same content as the GitHub repository itself?

I've just created a GitHub Pages "site", out of one of my repositories on Github. Basically it's just a landing page, that pretty-prints my readme.md file(that is found in the repo). GitHub ...
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Is it true that Google does not like copying pages and changing the keywords?

I have created 3 web pages and optimized each for similar content (only change Keywords) but different keywords & Meta Description in all 3 pages. Is the okay to have similar content on these ...
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What SEO benefits do WordPress Tags offer that Categories do not already offer?

I am in the process of putting together a Personal Blog, powered by WordPress, where I am trying to plan out how I will be looking to integrate the Category and Tag Taxonomies. Although I have been ...
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Site for the same service in different locations: how to avoid duplicate content?

I built a site for a specific service (let's say, a cab service) that catered to a specific location. The URL was: https://www.getacabcity1.com (It was targeted towards City 1). Now the client ...

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