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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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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Closing one website and adding its content to another. What will be the effect on SEO and will google consider the content copied? [closed]

I am closing down one of my website and want its content copied to one of my other websites. Will Google consider the content copied and decrease the domain authority and SEO ranking? What effect will ...
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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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seo and documenting multiple version of our software

How to markup the documentation of the different version of our product? considering that The content is not strictly identical across version, but it is very often the same, we wish newer version ...
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How should I fix the problem of duplicate content created by my CMS system's manual page alias feature?

My site's CMS has a manual page alias feature which is in wide use. I recently noticed that the aliased pages and the original pages are showing up in GA with separate traffic. For example: www....
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how to fix blogger duplicate content m=1 m=0 problem

Anyone has a proven solution for blogger duplicate content indexing problem. My posts are indexed with m=0 and m=1 parameters. What I have done till now: blocked m=0 and m=1 on robots.txt (added: ...
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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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Using hreflang with same content across multilingual sites

I have a business listing site. The content of these businesses is ALL in German (title, description, etc), so nothing is translated to other languages. This last fact makes my question slightly ...
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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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Will Google index pages that are 95% the same?

We have a website with more than 200 pages. All 200 pages URLs will be shown like these sample URLs: www.example.com/india/population/ www.example.com/newzealand/population/ www.example.com/namibia/...
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SEO ranking when copying content from other website with permissions

I have a website which I started recently, with this website I have partnered with many other websites who have agreed to let me copy and use thier content on my site for link exchange. So in this ...
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Alias Domain SEO Impact [duplicate]

I am a bit afraid that google will punish us as of duplicate content. Let's say there are three domains. service_a.example service_b.example mycompany.example All three domains shall share the same ...
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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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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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International SEO with different TLD's, and some same language - HREFLANG question

My business is located in Asia although 50% of my clients are from the UK, 27% from Australia and the remaining in the country i am located. After doing research i have concluded that i would like to ...
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Moving Content That's Been Stolen

I have several articles on a website that I would like to move to my own domain. However, some of the content I have written has been stolen by other sites. I have filed a lot of paperwork with ...
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Content in a forum. Duplicate content [duplicate]

I wanted to ask a question about my forum. I wanted to know if a repeated question is asked daily over the course of a year with multiple users asking the same thing or answering the same thing. For ...
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Can I use a wildcard rule to prevent Yandex from indexing all tag and date URLs created by Joomla K2?

I have a site based on joomla and K2 component. I use K2 Tags and Calendar, but i have problem with pages indexing When yandex.ru begin to index it i find out that it index my tags and SEO test sites ...
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Impact on SEO for scraped news content

I'm making a finance website and apart from our core features, I also want to show the latest news. These news articles are scraped from RSS feeds (full-article scraping) of some reputed news ...
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HTTPS migration: thousands of “Duplicate without user-selected canonical”

I migrated a website of 500,000 URLs from HTTP to HTTPS in 2017 (through a 301 redirection via htaccess). Today I've been checking the 'Coverage' section of the old HTTP property (within 'Google ...
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How to efficiently update the sitemap without losing previous indexes?

I have a sitemap uploaded for my web application. The webmasters has indexed 10% of all the URLs in sitemap so far and marked the remaining as excluded(discovered not indexed). I have made some ...
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Itemprop will help to avoid the plagarism?

My website is a real estate listing website where many users sign up and list their property each day. In some cases, they already listed their property on some other website and they also use same ...
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Having an iframe of which inside the page has a noindex nofollow tag would it affect the rankings of the page having the iframe? Is it cloaking?

We have a website with video content delivered from a video studio and hosted on their site since we don't want to load our server with it. The content we are embedding is payed for and we don't to ...
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Should I use “Canonical URL” in Wordpress Yoast SEO plugin for country targeted subdomains?

I have a main website but I have copied my website to 5 sub-domains each targeted to a different country. Each subdomain's content is same, just a variation in prices, currency and language. Someone ...
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Do multiple pages with the same title and meta description but different content penalise the overall site?

I have been experiencing a ranking drop for my site in the last few days. I found there about six pages that have been indexed with the same eta tags but showing different content. Is this really ...
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Duplicating website on country subdomains with different prices and currencies OK for SEO?

I have a website of online courses. I have designed my website on 5 subdomain for different countries for price change, for currency change, and for tax change. The content is same on on subdomains. ...
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Is it a duplicate content if i use learn more system?

I ask myself a small question, I can't formulate it for google, so I can't find an answer about it apart from several results on duplicate content. If for example I have on a page, a half text with a ...
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Duplicated content in Google after updating my URLs

I have a prestashop 1.6. Due a I had dirty URLs with ids, last week I bought a module to clean those URLs. A couple of days ago, I noticed a ranking drop in Google. I have checked Google Search ...
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What link structure should i use for subdomains with same page names and similar content?

I'm taking over a website of a construction company that has multiple franchise locations. Their site is currently setup as the city name of the franchise as the subdomain. example: seattle.domain....
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

I need to create about 15,000 articles consisting of 300 words each. The content is for a so called location template (place in the world). For each location, I would like to have some generic content ...
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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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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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Does localised content between two cities in the same country cause duplicate content issues for search engines?

I realize this question is very similar to many questions already asked, but please bear with me as I haven't been able to find any answers that apply to my situation specifically. Basically I'm ...
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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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Mark just a portion of the page as “canonical” when some blog content is used on product pages

Our site has blog posts and product pages. Some of our product pages contain, among some other information, part of the blog posts' content. I am not sure how Google will see it. Am I going to be ...
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HTML Improvements Duplicate title tags in images

For my website Google Webmaster Tool is showing more than 700 duplicate title tags. All are images url. I am in a trouble, because I have uploaded all images to wp-content/uploads. But in WMT the link ...
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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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How to prevent duplicate content [duplicate]

I have a website build for two groups both groups are working on a different domain but this domain points to the same website en show partly the same and partly different content. Is this going to be ...
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What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site?

This is a general, community wiki question regarding duplicate content. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you feel that the information provided here does not provide a ...
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Drop in traffic due to duplicate content? [duplicate]

I have a blog post on my site, and then a few months later I got asked by another (much larger) website, if they could put that same post on their website as a guest post. Seeing as their site is ...
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Would google handle querystring parameters in a image filename as seperate images?

We have images which we would like to name like: product-category-id.png?width=500&height=100 Example: nike-air-span-2-premium-shoes-men-123456.png?width=500&height=400 Now the server will ...
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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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Google Search Console reports it is not crawling the hompage but it shows up in a site: search

I recently retouched a corporate site for a client. They also have an ecommerce version of their site at another URL. I've submitted the sitemap and did a manual re-crawl request for the homepage of ...
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Google and Duplicate Content: Product details vs. separate feature explanation page

I run the site https://example.de and I'm really really looking for an answer to the following question. We had three SEO agencies and each one gave a different answer. The products need an ...
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Product information produces duplicate content (SEO)

Scenario There are thousands of products with individual text blocks but also additional information where some paragraphs stay the same for large groups of products. Examples: there is an ...
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Will my SEO rankings be penalized for duplicate content on my subdomain?

I have a site called www.xyz.com and it has a bunch of WordPress Blog posts on it ranking pretty well in google. The only issue is they want to move the blogs over to news.xyz.com (also a WP site). My ...
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How to avoid Search Engines to think very similar forms with different parameter value are the same content

Let's say there's a site with products. Each page product links to a page with a form to ask for more information. Let's say that URL is like: https://example.com/product-inquiry?product=XXX XXX is ...
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Duplicate Meta Descriptions for Paginated Content

How is it in 2019 with duplicate meta-description in case of large overview pages with a lot of pages (pagination). I researched and found inconsitent guidance to that topic.
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Title and path for periodic articles/analysis

Let say I have a weekly analysis of the market. This analysis only useful for that week. Although the content is different every week, the title and concept is the same. In order to have a better SEO ...

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