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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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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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How to use rel='canonical' properly

I have 3 URLS that serve the same data: www.example.com/product/foo www.example.com/product/foo?id=1 www.example.com?product=foo For Google's sake I want the URL www.example.com/product/foo to be ...
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How to correctly mark up different versions of the same document which are non-canonical

The use case is a document which has multiple versions which are all simultaneously available. For example, documentation on a product for each version of that software: /v1/install-guide /v2/install-...
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Does Google index portions of the page that are unique and ignore the duplicate content?

When a page has content on it that is also on other pages on the site but also some unique content, how does Google handle it? Does Google: Index the entire page (including the duplicate content) ...
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Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different?

Hearing about the problems with mobile browser detection I plan to add a button to my site which enables the users to switch manually between normal/mobile version of the site. The button sets a ...
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Our website was copied 100% and mirrored on a different domain

One of our websites was copied word for word all 400 pages by someone who used a special program to clone the site. We saw the program in the code. This was done in early April and soon after that ...
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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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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to content sharing sites such as Medium.com?

I've heard that Google punishes sites with duplicate content. If I write an article on my blog then import it on Medium (basically a copy/paste) will Google regard it as a duplicate? Medium.com is ...
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Block a random domain pointing at my dedicated IP

I have a random domain name which has it's A record going to my dedicated IP. Therefore duplicating content. Is there a way I can disable the domain at IP level maybe in iptables? I have a .htaccess ...
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Content appearing under multiple categories; anything I can do to prevent duplicate penalty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm working with a CMS that allows me to post content in to multiple categories. So, I have ...
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Wordpress Category/Tag Pages As Indexed Actually Help In Traffic?

I several days ago somewhere read that category and tag pages should be noindexed. But later on somewhere else, I read that, they only increase rank for search term, but overall traffic decreases- ...
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Should I block indexing of my mobile site?

I notice that Yahoo and Bing have started indexing the mobile version of my website, which is located at /mobile from the root. All of the mobile content is just a reduced layout version of the real ...
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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 ...
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Do search engines treat index pages with excerpts as duplicate content of the pages they link to?

I am using WordPress and in my post sidebar I have related posts which may be of interest to the user, however, I also have an excerpt of each article which is normally the first paragraph of the post ...
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Should I block Wordpress archive pages from search engines?

I use WordPress and /sample-post/ URLs for my posts and /yyyy/mm/ for the archives. Google has indexed the site fully. Since the archives currently display full posts I've thought that I shouldn't ...
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Duplicate content on a site

I have a site for a client. He has content he has written on a page and it looks great. He now wants some of this content on another page, under another heading that contains a collection of his ...
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International TLD's vs. duplicate content

I currently work at a pretty big website that has visitors from around the globe. My job is to help out on the SEO, and one thing we've been discussing lately is the use of international TLD's. The ...
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Can I declare a duplicate page via javascript for google?

Most sources of documentation state that one can declare a webpage a duplicate of another by applying this tag on the duplicate page: <link rel="canonical" href="(absolute URL to original page)"&...
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Is there SEO conflict if making identical posts on Medium and on a standalone website? [duplicate]

I’m writing a series of blog posts and I’m finding a little bit of a conundrum. I want the audience that can be manufactured on Medium but I also want the SEO that comes from long form text on my ...
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Shopping site catering to 2 countries where *most* content is same, except pricing. Duplicate content?

I'm working on redeveloping a small site for a boutique food producer. They are New Zealand based but are wanting to start selling in Australia. They have both domain names (.co.nz and .com.au). ...
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Duplicate content concerns for directory listings?

I run a local business directory site with client profile pages structured geographically. I also have a media network to share our listings across other directory sites. Does having our client page ...
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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How to redirect IP to domain?

My IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx is pointing to example.com at GoDaddy but I just noticed that when I type the IP in browser, it doesn't redirect to the website, how can do this? I am sure this will happen ...
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How to target another country when my website has a ccTLD

I have an ecommerce website in Australia with a *.com.au ccTLD. I now want to also target customers in New Zealand however I think because of by ccTLD I currently get very low traffic from New Zealand ...
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2 x domains for same site in Google make canonical or not?

A client has a site since 1999 with a domain consisting of two, very descriptive of the business, words (let's say dog-toys.ie). In about 2001 he decided to change to dogtoys.ie (was running radio ads ...
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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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Website metadata SEO: Schema.org, Open Graph, Dublin Core and standard meta vs. duplicate meta?

There are a lot of schemas out there. Which should I use for my website SEO? Which are useless or may even be harmful? I will explain my question by the description tag: Schema.org: This is Google's ...
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Duplicate content on the same page - SEO ramifications?

In certain situations, I've seen Responsive Design websites with duplicate content on the same page. The pages had duplicate HTML structure and content in some parts of it due to Responsive Design. ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is not updating based on HTML improvements I implemented

I use Webmaster Tools for my website and I have removed duplicate titles in my site. But it is not getting reflected in Webmaster Tools. Is there any reload to view the changes in HTML Improvements?
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Duplicate content for geographic listings?

Our company provides listings (in the manner of a directory) for companies by geographic location (country, state, city, etc.). It's a great user experience to be able to click on each link below to ...
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Redirect Google crawler to different robots.txt via .htaccess

I have googled for the answer all day and still couldn't find an answer. I have a virtual subdomain www.static.example.com which is a mirror site of www.example.com. It means I have just one root ...
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How to solve duplicate contents over different domains?

I'm trying to create a big main site and many sister sites. They all will be hosted in a same server, but will be multiple domains. When a sister site posts an article, it is submitted to the main ...
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How similar can 2 pages be before Google de-indexes one of them?

Using Similar Page Checker (http://www.webconfs.com/similar-page-checker.php), you can check if a web page is similar to other one. Is there any rule of thumb how high a percentage similarity is ...
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Duplicated content - how to tell Google I am original author

Let's say I prepared an article I wish to publish on my not so popular blog. But I am afraid that this article is so good that much more popular site will steal it and publish it on its own. I am ...
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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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Duplicate title tags due to translations

I use a CMS for my website which has built in "translations" - a drop down menu on the home page that allows a visitor to select a language. There are many language options, I'm guessing 30+. Once a ...
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If Google penalizes main domain, will it affect subdomain too?

I have a social bookmarking site that has very little search engine traffic. Most likely, the reason is that almost all content is copied content. Usually what users do is just copy the first 2 or 3 ...
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Do search engines still crawl a noindex page

Do search engines crawl a page that has a 'noindex' meta attribute? The reason I ask is because we have near duplicate content caused by faceted navigation and the filtered pages have stated 'noindex'...
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Will content from my site's RSS feed that is published on other sites be considered duplicate content by search engines?

I know Google is giving a penalties for websites with duplicate content. What happens if I'm having an RSS feed with news articles and other sites publishes on their website my news? Isn't it ...
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Should I use a canonical tag when only 50% of the content is duplicated?

I have a city guide website covering bars, restaurants and clubs. Each of these venues have their own subpage on my website like: example.com/steersons-steak-house-darling-harbour-sydney/ For all ...
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Is it 100% safe to add NOINDEX tag to any duplicate/copy content issues?

Usually I can simply copy and paste content from any blogs to the my blog, and add a no index tag to avoid any duplicate/copy content issues. I have copied above part from popular blog. I need to ...
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How to specify the canonical URL for downloadable versions of the page (doc, pdf, txt, etc)

I've spent much time searching about the situation I'm in, before I post this question. I have a poetry page (working for it currently) and I want users to be able to download poem in PDF, DOC, and ...
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Duplicate meta description

I am having an issue with one of the websites. Google is reporting that I am having duplicate meta descriptions for few pages. What we did is that we used URL rewrite to rewrite the pages to be more ...
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Are multiple results from a website search considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The website is a Magento store , but I believe this applies to any product search. We have a ...
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Universal navigation menu across domains - would it be considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? Across different sites on different second-level domains exists a universal navigation bar ...
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

A client we work with has two online stores - a US version and a UK version, under separate domains. These stores have the same content and provide the same products, they're intended to be alternate ...
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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 being displayed on Google. After inspecting it in the Search Console, this is what I ...
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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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Duplicate content caused by HTTPS pages

I have a landing page that can be called by HTTP and also by HTTPS. The canonical URL links to the HTTP version. In some comments I have read that the HTTPS version is never read by a Googlebot. Is ...
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Trying to legalize both versions of my website

I have a desktop version and a mobile version of my website. Since the adoption of the mobile version, my adsense earnings were OK for a short period then dropped all the way down to almost $0 RPM. ...