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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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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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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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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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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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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Trailing slash dups

My short research on trailing slashes duplicate On page issues, covers only the dir & dir/ cases. But what about the /file.html & /file.html/. Are they acceptable both or one of them should ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to fix blogger duplicate content m=1 m=0 problem

Anyone has a proven solution for blogger duplicate content indexing problem. My posts are indexed with m=0 and m=1 parameters. What I have done till now: blocked m=0 and m=1 on robots.txt (added: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will google consider a UK language site and a US language site as duplicate? [duplicate]

I googled around this for some time now and the answer is not completely clear for me. I found a similar question here Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between ...
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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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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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Serving PDF file via download script and via direct link: duplicated content?

I have a website which hosts a PDF document (math paper). Main page of the website provides link to the document, which is http://example.com/download.php?file=Document.pdf The purpose of ...
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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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Query String Pages - Do You Block Them via Robots.txt? Or Canonicals, `rel=“prev”/rel=“next”` do the Job

can someone please give me an advice on how to deal with query string pages like /index?page=323, ?min=0&max=217, ?dir=asc&order=name, ?mode=listand more like these. 2 known solutions for ...
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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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Clicking to index.html does not show that rel=“canonical” on home page is working

I am trying to use link rel="canonical" to ensure that my home page (example.com/index.htm) is not considered as duplicate content with example.com/ (Site is on APACHE server) Placing <link rel="...
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Do search engines still crawl a noindex page

Do search engines crawl a page that has a 'noindex' meta attribute? The reason I ask is because we have near duplicate content caused by faceted navigation and the filtered pages have stated 'noindex'...
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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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Blackhat - Copying competitor content before it is indexed

The title pretty much sums up the question. I am in a very competitive niche. Despite having a relatively strong site my content does not always get indexed straight away. I have recently had a ...
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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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Does putting multiple posts into the same blog categories cause duplicate content issues?

In our latest project we have added a blog which has an url of http://www.example.be/tips-en-advies/. Then we have some categories which have an url of http://www.example.be/tips-en-advies/categorie-1/...
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If website 410 / removes a page and I have a copy can I use that content on my website

ok so 2 issues here, I believe the title pretty much describes what I am asking / trying to do. A website has a page which they have decided to remove, I have a cached copy, may I use that content on ...
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Business Directory - duplicate content in descriptions - SEO impact

I run a Business Listing Directory website listing local businesses in the area. These businesses are allowed to submit their company description, contact details, URL and other links such as Fb or ...
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Is it 100% safe to add NOINDEX tag to any duplicate/copy content issues?

Usually I can simply copy and paste content from any blogs to the my blog, and add a no index tag to avoid any duplicate/copy content issues. I have copied above part from popular blog. I need to ...
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How to correctly mark up different versions of the same document which are non-canonical

The use case is a document which has multiple versions which are all simultaneously available. For example, documentation on a product for each version of that software: /v1/install-guide /v2/install-...
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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions in Google Webmaster Tools despite canonical tags

My website name is "Global Blurb". For the last month, I have been facing an error in Google Webmaster Tools with duplicate title and meta descriptions. See the screen shot: I am using canonical URL....
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Duplicate titles due to translation issues

I have a page in English and the same one in French, however the title cannot be translated to French, so even though the whole page is in French the title is in English. The titles are the same on ...
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m.example.com vs. responsive website

I am working on SEO project for the website aasaanjobs.com. The website has two different entity for desktop users and mobile users. I was thinking deindexing https://m.aasaanjobs.com/ completely and ...
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A page has been removed from Google due to DMCA, are its inbound links still valuable?

Ok here is what I believe is a tricky question: So you have a website where a DMCA removal was made against a post, which received a humongous amount of traffic, the DMCA removal may or may not have ...
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What is best seo practice for dealing with user generated identical content

I am developing a website that will deal with buy and sell mobiles business. Most of the pages of website will generate by users, for example a person A posts an ad for his used Nokia Lumia 800 and in ...
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SEO concerns when purchasing a new domain for an existing well ranked page

Good day all. I have a page let's say www.example.com/awesome_page.php, this is an old, good ranked page, it has a good amount of traffic and a good place in SERPs. Now, I'd like to buy a more ...
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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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Why create a fake duplicate / clone website?

Here is my problem... Someone created an exact copy of my website, including my Analytics and Adsense codes and started sending traffic to this fake site around 100k+ visitors a day. Does anyone know,...
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Multiple domains pointing to same server - At risk of content duplication penalty

I'm facing a bit of a dilemma at the moment and I'm not sure on the best approach. Here is the issue. I am building out a website using AngularJS. The application is going to be branded for 3 of my ...

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