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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Should I build a second site just like the first but with a different keyword to rank for a synonym?

I have a listing site which lists freelancers in a very specific profession. In my site each place (city or so...) is a separated page. and it is focused on this profession keyword with the place name....
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White label website SEO rel=“canonical” vs rel=“alternate”

I am currently working on a white label website for a company. This is a "template" website to be re-branded for multiple affiliates, but the owning company will also make use of it. I'm worried that ...
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If people re publish my content could i get a duplicate content penalty ?

Ive found a number of duplicate sites that have copied all of my HTML, CSS, JS changed the logo of the company, placed the files on their own domain and are advertising them selves as a company doing ...
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False Duplicate Content On Moz Report

We are using Salesforce's Visualforce to run one of our websites. We use Moz to monitor SEO issues. Moz has identified more issues pages than we have - see the attached image. We have only a few ...
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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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Duplicate titles being flagged are on pages with different languages

Google Search Console flags duplicate titles for the following pages on my site - they all have the title 'prodname' /de/products/georadar/prodname /es/products/georadar-gpr-radar-de-penetracion-...
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Will Google penalize entire website for only one duplicate post?

My webiste was getting good traffic but after the one duplicate post, the entire website is not getting any traffic. I can see many urls are removed in search console. What to do next? Please help.
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how deal with translated LocalBusiness JSON-LD markup?

I have a JSON-LD markup (according to the Google's guidelines) for: Website with Logo LocalBusiness with AggregateRating and Reviews Breadcrumbs Suddenly I realized that every schema has a ...
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Do rel='next' & rel='prev' stop all pagination from being indexed but the first?

On an ecommerce website the category page of a type of product has pagination. A view all system isn't used because the page speed would be too high. The HTML rel='next' & rel='prev' links are ...
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What benefits are there to having both HTTP and HTTPS protocols indexed by Google?

Using HTTPS seems to be standard and more and more sites are making the switch and redirecting all users from HTTP to HTTPS. However I have come across some large sites that keep HTTP and HTTPS both ...
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How to Remove Duplicate Content Errors without 301s or Canonicalization?

I use Moz to crawl my site for meta errors, and I've gotten a lot of 'duplicate content' errors. In some cases, it says that page x has duplicate content to over 100 pages. I believe that pages are ...
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Will Google index images that we share on social networks?

I am developing an application and my team are advertising on it in Facebook, Instagram and Google plus. We are sharing creative and beautiful images in these networks, but unfortunately we don't see ...
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How can I resolve duplicate content issue for my 2 pages [duplicate]

Here is scenarios : URL 1 : http://www.example.com/topics URL 2 : http://www.example.com Some of top topic we are displaying in home page[URL 2] as well and that is necessary for us. Google ...
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SEO impact of redirecting pages for individual properties to pages that each list multiple properties

I just wanted to ask a question about a situation we have in job. We have Property pages that are e.g 3 bedroom, four bedroom these are on separate pages so they have a unique name but also there is a ...
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HTML improvement detection of duplicate page titles on AMP

I integrated accelerated mobile pages (AMP) on my site and it seems OK but I did notice something on the HTML Improvement. It seems that some of my pages that have AMP are considered to have duplicate ...
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Dealing with Duplicate content and Keyword stuffed landing pages

I've started work on a newly acquired website app and am wanting to know the best path to deal with a large amount of keyword stuffed, duplicate content, landing pages. This website is a webapp ...
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Does it make sense to copy your own content and post it to another site without any canonical links?

I have a website that is copying the same exact content to another server that is more web 2.0. This is happening without a canonical link. Does it make any sense to do that? Won't it end up with ...
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If product titles are similar to category title, how does it affect SEO?

Let's say I have a product title of "Long Sleeve Shirts" Will it be okay if my products' titles are Children long sleeve shirts Family long sleeve shirts Couple long sleeve shirts So every ...
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Remove subdomains from Google index and stop indexing them

I am running static content through a CDN, cdn1-cdn5 I am using such subdomains for that. I am loading just images, CSS and JS files this way, but apparently Google has indexed some pages on ...
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Is it a wise move to turnoff Wordpress tags and categories

I originally wanted to ask whether wordpress tags & categories can lead to duplicate issues, but I found an answer on this post However opinion seems to be divided, the accepted answer from a ...
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Is it duplicate content to post content into social networks?

In my website, whenever I publish an article, I post that article with its corresponding image to Facebook and Google Plus. Is it duplicate content and penalty happens? And when someone searches the ...
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How can I prevent the Googlebot from indexing duplicate URLs?

I have duplicate URLs for each ad page. For example: https://example.com/ads/2161/%D9%84%D9%83%D8%B2%D8%B3_GS350.html https://example.com/2161/ I used the second URL for Twitter and Instagram posts....
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Will having a staging site hurt my SEO because of duplicate content?

I'm developing a site (WordPress) and have a staging site where I make changes and do testing. The two domains are example.com and staging.example.com. The contents of the sites are completely the ...
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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions after removing .html extension from files

Google Webmaster Tools/Search Console is giving me errors regarding duplicate title tags and meta descriptions. The website in question is a static HTML website. All documents do have a .html ...
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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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SEO : multiple pages with same content [duplicate]

My question: Is it bad from a SEO perspective to index different html pages that have (nearly-) identical content? I am hosting an AngularJS webapp that serves static html pages to search crawlers. I ...
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SEO Ramifications of Copying a Page to Stronger Domain and Setting Canonical URL to Point to New Version

I penned a blog post that ended up being covered widely. I'd like to turn it into a landing page page on my main product site which is on a different domain. I don't want to remove my old blog post ...
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Is adding noindex for new product pages a good idea?

When adding batch products to an eCommerce website, is it a good idea to initially have noindex on the product page? After manually reviewing individual products, should I remove the noindex tag? ...
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Duplicated webpage (HTTP & HTTPS)

my webpage is duplicated because of the SSL certificate (http:// example.com and https:// example.com). I want to redirect from http to https. But I have two questions: If my webpage has several ...
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Global Blog Post and Duplicate Content Penalties When Using hreflang For Language and Regional URLs

I am setting up a European regional website (translated). We will be using hreflang For Language and Regional URLs. If we post a global product update blog post, i.e. is relevant to all markets, would ...
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What is the best solution to have multiple copies of same website tailored to different cities?

I'm a Canadian living in Thailand but I travel a lot to many countries, and I can freelance everywhere. So I want multiple local versions of the same site, without getting hit with duplicate content ...
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How to implement email aliasing for an entire new domain name to all mailboxes at the old

The business currently uses a cumbersome URL. It's clunky, but senior staffers are attached to it. We've purchased a few sleek new domains, and for the next few years, sleekdoma.in will just forward ...
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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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Duplicate content: Prevent testing and development site from getting crawled and indexed

I am running a WordPress based site on example.com with its original content. I then have another site running on example.me which is basically the exact copy of the original example.com together ...
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How to write a blog for SEO purpose

I have a photo sharing website, which provides very little textual content. Users can add tags to photos and a description, but it creates a lot of duplicate content, because most of the descriptions ...
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How to test for Duplicate Content penalties from Google

I am working on a multi-lingual website where the content editors sometimes make partial translations of a page where the majority of the content is still the primary language (English). The website ...
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How far does Google go to check duplicate content

A long paragraph exactly matching the same duplicate on another URL can be detected by Google. But I'm curious about content in a table with rows order changed. Though the text will not match in ...
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Duplicate content in event profile pages

I have a website which has events. Events have description, dates and locations. Single event may be held in multiple locations on different dates, but the description is still the same. How can I ...
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Should I allow duplicate content for getting backlinks?

I would like to know if having duplicate content on the web will affect a website's search engine presence. My website has a blog. Some other websites have been asking for a permission to include my ...
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Do we have to submit the WordPress categories in search results? [closed]

I have submitted WordPress categories in search results and now I am seeing the "HTML improvements" area in webmaster tools suggest that single page having multiple tags is perceived as different ...
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Is it OK to “pause” an advert in terms of SEO?

I have a website along the lines of Craigslist, where users can post classified ads. Some users have requested a feature where they're able to pause/resume their ads. From an seo point of view, the ...
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How to tell google (and other search engines) that some content belongs to a different website?

I have some content from a different website, and I want to tell google that. The content I have are mostly snippets of text and/or reviews. I have setup a canonical link in the head of the page ...
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Using an alias on my domain. How do I tell Google that I want it to only index the alias to avoid duplicate content?

I am starting a music blog at www.domain1.com. That URL is an alias shared with www.domain2.com which is just a domain I happen to have hosting with but is unused. In the future I may want to develop ...
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How does a webmaster tell search engines to remove any indexed HTTP URLs/pages allowing only the HTTPS protocol to both remain and be indexed later?

Hello Webmasters of StackExchange and happy holidays! I signed up an hour ago and have read all the rules for asking questions. I've used StackOverflow for years but this is my first time joining a ...
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Wordpress Tag Pages Should I Use 301 or Canonical

Im having issues with wordpress tags, leading to duplicate content (this is from old posts I dont use tags anymore) Question: For the tag pages causing problems should I put rel canonical pointing ...
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Are duplicate pages that are never linked to bad for SEO?

I'm using WordPress and I added some rewrite functionality so that certain posts that normally have a link like: http://example.com/category/post-name Now look like: http://example.com/special/path/...
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Will many sites with same/similar content get punished by Google?

I have a request to copy their existing site into 5, each for their branch in different cities because they're under different owner. The content is the same except the Address, Price, About Us, and ...
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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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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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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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