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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the solution for duplicate content cross domains? (like canonical link)

I am recently reading some articles about canonical links. It seems there's a limitation that when you add a link, it must be the same domain as the page. So is there any cross-domain solutions for ...
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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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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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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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SEO : Understanding Duplicate Content & Low Quality Content

We know that content of each page should be unique and useful for users. Google will penalize thin websites with low quality content and duplicate content. What I want to know is what is the exact ...
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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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Both HTTP and HTTPS showing up in Google SERPs

Both http://example.com and https://example.com are showing up as duplicate content in the Google results. How do you remove the HTTP version from Google index but keep the HTTPS version using Google ...
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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 to redirect ALL traffic from example.com to example.org with Rochen hosting so that HTTPS works

I'm using Namecheap (www.namecheap.com) domain with Rochen (www.rochen.com) host. I'd like ALL traffic to go from example.com to example.org. Things I've tried: cPanel alias. I could not get this to ...
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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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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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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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Should eCommerce categories with pagination get noindex beyond the first page? [duplicate]

I have an eCommerce website and most of the categories have multiple pages. I have ran an SEO check on seobility which mentioned duplicate content and pages fighting with each other for the same ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Will Google penalize subdomains if content is nearly identical

I have created a subdomain for a town in San Diego that's ranking very well for it's keywords: http://carmelvalleymortgage.loanrebateinc.com/ I want to replicate this subdomain's content for another ...
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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 ...
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How to treat special bilingual dual view pages for SEO?

I have a site in two languages: domain.com (German) en.domain.com (English) The content is literature. Both sites are in their respective language only, but I want to also offer a dual view, to ...
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Merging the content of one website to other

I had two websites. 6 months ago my second website expired and now I want to merge the blog content of second website into first website. Will it give any negative impact on SEO of first website? ...
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How can I redirect all WordPress post URLs that don't contain a subcategory to prevent duplicate content?

On my WordPress site, I have this URL format: /%category%/%postname%/ When I create a new post and select a parent category and a sub-category and select sub-category to default then WordPress ...
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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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Implementing canonical URLs for pages using filtering [duplicate]

I'm implementing a filtering option on my website where users can post and upvote images. The filtering options are: trending (by default) and new. The URLs are like this: example.com/tags/sunset/ ← ...
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Are unique product description on product variations required for SEO?

My website has several products which have some product variations, for example color, and each variation has its own page, such as: Fender Stratocaster Red Fender Stratocaster Blue Am I supposed to ...
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Are there instances where duplicate content could positively affect SEO?

I feel the simple answer, to my question, would be a No! Simply because search engines do not want duplicate content in their results pages. That said, I have come across a lot of websites which ...
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Should I noindex pages with standalone parts of the whole parent blog post?

I have a particular setup on my blog where I make blog posts that consist of 25 items - like "25 things that are this and that...". Each of the 25 items is unique - created by me. These blog posts ...
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Do URL parameters make duplicate pages for search engines? [duplicate]

I found in HTML Improvements section google search console about 1200 duplicate meta title, then I checked one of them for example Tehran to Qeshm flights: /flights/THR-GSM/1392-02-02/1-0-0 /flights/...
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Preventing URLs ending in “/” from search engine indexes with robots.txt or rewrite rule

Is there a programmatic way to easily deal with the issue of search engines considering pages where the page works with and without the trailing slash duplicates like via a robots.txt or Nginx rewrite ...
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Form reuse and duplicate content

We have many sites all on separate domains but all share some common components. One component is a "Search Box" at the top of each home page that allows you to search for holidays. The search box is ...
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage to having category breadcrumbs in the page title?

Currently I've got some page titles from an old system that outputs the entire category breadcrumb as part of the title when a category listing is viewed. So you end up with a title like so... ...

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