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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duplicate content: How to use the same content on different news sites? [duplicate]

I'd like to post the same content on different domains, where those domains are regional news sites and thus have different audiences which in times are interested in the same news. Is Google likely ...
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Many pages with partial-duplicate content in same domain

This is a question to the SEO experts :-) I apologize for my bad way to write English :-( I am developing a web application (with a kind of custom CMS). In my app there will be a "user section", each ...
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Remove file extensions using .htaccess and content duplication issue [duplicate]

I want to know if we strip out file extensions using .htaccess for a new website, do we have to add rel-canonical tag for every page to avoid Google considering them as duplicate content? To more ...
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Duplicate content on multiple websites with conflicting canonical links - does that affect Google rating?

Our company recently built a brand new website to replace the old one. They were both content driven, but the old website was very old (built in 1999) and had to be upgraded. To our new website we ...
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How can I address my website product content being considered duplicate because it's on retailer websites?

Currently I provide retailers (e.g. Amazon) with the same product content that's on my website. However, I want to do my best to get my website ranking over retailers, especially for brand terms. ...
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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 several different pages

I've a website with 6 pages identified as 'duplicate content' because they are very similar. This pages looks similar because are the same but it show some pictures, a few, about the product category ...
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Drop in indexed pages: duplicate meta descriptions

Our website has seen a pretty big drop in indexed pages over the last few weeks and we are trying to figure out what has happened. We have seen a decrease from 68.000 indexed pages to a low of 37.000 ...
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Duplicate video content & SEO

Can anyone point me in the direction of some useful data on how Google treats duplicate video content in 2018? The only useful piece I could find was written by Wistia 2 years ago and I am looking ...
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Will Google re-crawl and index a page that was once noindexed?

I have many pages Category Pages that show items inside, but all items has expire time and after reach it, items will remove from page. Sometimes happen, some categories/pages will be empty and this ...
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Remove https://{site}.tld from Google

I maintain a client's website, and at the beginning he insisted that he wanted two tld extensions on the same website (.gr and .com). I thought it was weird, but not having any idea on what was about ...
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Multilingual site: redirect to other language or show duplicate content?

I've got a multilingual site. When a user tries to access one of my pages, say /es/agreement, I would like to display the English version of that page, regardless of what language the user is ...
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How do instruct Google to index one of two similar domains with slightly different content?

If a website is available on two different domains, ex: domain1.com and domain2.com and the content of domain2.com differs slightly from that of domain1.com, how can I instruct Google to complete ...
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What are the SEO benefits and risks of republishing content to other sites? [duplicate]

I have a website suppose example.com, I published an article on my website's blog a week ago. During this time, I promote my post to various social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn, ...
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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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'canonical' link type on paginated pages?

I noticed that Stack Overflow uses a rel=canonical attribute on page 2+ of answers. For example, see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6470651/creating-a-memory-leak-with-java?page=2&tab=votes#...
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How could Google identify if a video is duplicate? SEO duplicate content theme

A few days ago Google's John Mueller said this: We do try to understand when something is a duplicate and treat it appropriately. So we do that with textual content, webpages for example, we try to ...
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Do I need to prevent users from posting duplicate content from elsewhere for SEO on a multi-author blog?

I made a multi-author website, where volunteer writers publish articles, and in return a description about them is shown under their articles, now I need them to sign a contract, with some statements ...
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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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“Satellite” articles = duplicate content = Bad for SEO?

I have a website with a collection of programming articles. Some topics are broad, some topics are narrow. A broad topic generally calls for a longer article, while a narrow topic can be just a ...
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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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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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How can a site contain duplicate content that's required, but not affect its SEO?

I am making a site for a specific niche. This site is very similar: Sample Article 01: https://alternativeto.net/software/google-chrome/ Sample Article 02: https://alternativeto.net/software/firefox/ ...
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On a question and answer websites do similar general questions lead to duplicate content that hurts SEO?

User-generated questions may lead to cannibalization, so while writing in Google Search Site: domain name "certain keyword", I find too many questions and answers URLs targeting the same keyword ...
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Merge duplicate subbdomains on different domains without hurting Google rankings

I have 2 different websites with identical sub domains, example - invest.abc.com and invest.xyz.com, now both of these sub domains are ranking for different terms, so for 1 term only one sub domain ...
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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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How to stop Google from indexing pages no longer used URL parameters

I made a complete rewrite of a webpage. The previous version was made in PHP and the whole URL scheme was like this: domain.com/?p=subpage The new webpage is just a couple .html files (that's a ...
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Will adding canonical to known duplicate content create an issue?

I'm working on a site that has duplicate content as a consequence of its product catalog architecture, which categorizes products based on year (e.g. /2017/product-page vs. /2018/product-page). A ...
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multiple pages targeting the same keyword

If a website has a Q&A pages and blog pages, I use keywords asked by users to write blogs to create more comprehensive content about their queries because the question doesn't give enough ...
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Focus keyword in Ecommerce site: Should it be used in Product Category pages or Product Pages?

I am working on an E-commerce website on WooCommerce+WordPress platform. I am using Yoast SEO plugin for SEO. The Yoast SEO plugin recommends you that you can use only one focus keyword on only one ...
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Product pages were found as duplicate content and thin content

I have a lot of products on my website that only have a short description on them, and don't have much content. Google does not show them in the index when I search for my domain and says: "In order ...
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How use Canonical url and does duplicate links get negative points by search engine

We have website which was developed sometime back and i noticed that canonical meta tags is missing from the website even though we have few duplicate links on the website For example home page can ...
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How to use the canonical tag for multiregion websites and duplicate content

We want to use the canonical tag for an multiple region website with the same content. For Example: www.example.com/services.htm www.example.com/uk/services.htm Then if we use the canonical tag on ...
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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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How to promote two different urls having the same content with different language?

I am facing this issue for my client website. I am having different URLs has the same content with different language? Example: url1: http://www.site1/abc-cde.html url2: http://www.site1/fgh-ijk....
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Would title tags that are only slightly different still be considered duplicate titles?

I know that it's bad to use duplicate content, including duplicate titles. Does duplicate titles mean that they are 100% the same though? Would there be enough distinction to not be considered ...
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How can I get Google to index two pages for the same product with different categories?

I have 2 pages that are very similar: same products but different categories. I need both to be indexed by Google. How do I do it?
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Will using REST API from my site hosted on wordpress.com result in duplicate content?

I have a blog on wordpress.com to store content. I want to access that content using the REST API for a non-wordpress website. My question is, will this result in duplicate content (on wordpress.com ...
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Can I improve rankings by showing only snippets of syndicated content to avoid duplicate content penalties?

I just discovered that for very long time (two years) I did something terribly wrong from SEO perspective, and now my website has a very low ranking (I barely appear in Google results). Update (I was ...
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How to avoid duplication problem in seo when create a mobile version of asp.net webpage?

I want to create a mobile version of an existing desktop page. I made copy of my pages and used this code for detecting mobile device : public void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) { if (...
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Duplicate and Canonical Issue? [duplicate]

I had question regarding ccTLDs, lets say, I have domain = domain.com but I found some one is copying my posts and paste at his domains at the same time, which seems to ccTLDs like domain.co.uk, ...
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Canonical URLs with multiple domains

Within my CMS I can add multiple domains. IE: domain-1.com and domain-2.com. The way my CMS is setup I can access the same content across both domains. For instance: domain-1.com/contact and domain-...
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When to split content pages for SEO keyword relevancy and ranking

There are times when we want to rank a single page for multiple similar keywords. For example, take the following page: https://example.com/organic-apples-benefits This page would discuss the ...
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Partner Hospitals - Two Domains - Shared Content

We are working on a a project for two local hospitals that are partnered. What they want is to have two separate domains (one for each hospital), but there will be content in both that is shared and ...
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Duplicate meta tags and descriptions in GWT but they are fixed

How do I remove the duplicate meta tags and descriptions found in the HTML Improvements tab on GWT? The issues reported are because some people were linking to us with spaces or dashes in the URLs ...
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SEO for websites with similar content?

One of my clients has four childcare websites with all similar content. Some content has been copied over to describe characteristics of their childcare centers and same with their about page which is ...
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Do search engines ignore or penalize well known quotes when they are properly marked up <q> or <blockquote>?

I want to add quotes from artists on my site. I know that I can put these quotes into q or blockquote elements. Do search engines ignore these quotes? I do not want these quotes to affect my sites ...
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New Joomla Website - Confused About 301's

My original Joomla website created numerous URLs that related to the same dynamically generated product page. I have changed website platform (not domain) but the products are the same but now have ...
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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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Can I use pushState for SEO on a single page application that is fully loaded on the first request?

I maintain a magazine-like website. It is a one page site with no AJAX involved, ie. the whole content is loaded every time a user enters the site. Dynamic content loading is not an option for now. I ...

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