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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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