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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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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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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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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Duplicate content on the same domain but different description title and keywords?

I have a question concerning a specific case of duplicate content when it is on the same domain. Let us assume that I have a Flash games website, and I want to rank the website for puzzle games ...
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SEO and traffic statistics for a business with duplicate content on multiple platforms

I have a similar question to this one. I would like to ask the person who answered it (@John Conde), to elaborate more but I can't comment as I am only new on here and don't have enough reputation so ...
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Setting up very similar re-branded copies of our site and the influence on SEO

I'm in the process of setting up a "white-label system" for a website I've developed. The website is a database of rental properties. These replicated sites will be pretty much the same as the "...
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Duplicate meta tags issue despite having “rel='canonical'” tag

I'm getting more and more duplicate meta tags alerts on Google Webmaster tools everyday. It's a blog and I have setup rel='canonical' tags long before and they are showing up correctly. http://www....
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How can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs on RSS and form pages in a Magento store?

It is a Magneto store and I see the following in Webmaster tools. How Can I fix missing title tags and duplicate URLs?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google thinks that the pages for a business in each city are duplicate

I have a directory of businesses. Some of those businesses have many branches in different locatios. For example: Restaurant A | ---- Branch in City 1 ---- Branch in City 2 ---- Branch in City N ...
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Under WordPress, where do duplicate URLs come from that append “French%20Together%20Course_files/” to the end of the correct URL many times?

I created a sales page (https://example.com/course/). But now, I see lots of duplicate pages that look like the (very long) link below. Any idea what causes this and how I can stop it? https://...
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Months after implementing 301 redirects to a new domain name, the old domain still appears in Google but with snippets from the new domain

Background I had a single domain with 2000+ articles on a wide range of topics. For several reasons, I decided to split this site into several smaller, distinct sites, each on a separate domain name. ...
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Screaming Frog marking duplicate on noindex pages

Screaming Frog is detecting as duplicate all login pages of my site despite I have the directive robots-noindex. Do I have a problem on my site, or is just a false positive from Screaming Frog? It ...
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Is there a Google Penalty for duplicate content example.com/ and www.example.com/?

I just started using SEOMoz Pro and they warned that I have duplicate content because a browser can arrive at wwww.example.com and example.com and get to the same page. (We use Web.com and they don'...
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Best practice with visual responsive html restructuration

I have to follow a sketch of the main webpage of a website I'm building. The main page is essentially blocks rendered as rows, but one row is divided in 4 blocks that are not of the same height (so I ...
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Joomla creating /2-uncategorised/ page's, duplicate content?

I have added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first, these articles were not linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like example.com/2-uncategorised/25-bureau-...
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Can I have duplicate merchant descriptions for different subpages?

Let's say we are maintaining a website that offers cashback. Let's also say that cashback isn't well known in our country but voucher codes are. That's why we'd like to be found on the search term "...
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noindex all posts and doindex all tags

I have a Tumblr-style picture blog running on WordPress. The blog has only one picture per post, and thousands of pics all tagged. Let's pretend its all pics of cars; each post has one pic of a car, ...
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Managing duplicate URLs on e-commerce site with canonical URL and Google Analytics

On my e-commerce site I have products which may belong to multiple categories at the same time. Product URL contains categories, so depending on how customer came to the page, we are displaying ...
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Canonical link or block in robots.txt for duplicate content across domains?

I've built a WordPress multisite for a dealership which has different franchises, ie Honda and BMW. Each franchise has its own website which have a used section, with identical content on them all for ...
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Can I convert my post to a PDF without worrying about content duplication?

I have got a very long post that got very popular and I am contemplating converting it into a distributable ebook. Should I be worried about content duplication?
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How can I fix multiple URLs pointing to a single page using ASP/IIS

I have millions of reports in our ASP website and have changed my URL structure lots of times to make the URLs more user-friendly as per SEO guidelines. Currently I am facing duplicate content ...
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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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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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Is a faq in a dynamically generated webpage considered duplicate content?

I have a web page that uses ajax to load dynamically generated content based on a user's input. At the bottom of the dynamically generated page is a frequently asked questions section, which gives ...
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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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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 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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Duplicate Content Penalty - EBook Publication or PDF article on multile vendors's sites

After reading this, How to solve duplicate contents over different domains? we know that duplicate contents are heavily penalized. What about the case that if someone pubilsh the same Ebook or the ...
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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 ...