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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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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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Image Sitemap & Duplicate Content

I made an Image sitemap with Udinra All Image Sitemap plugin: As you see, there are a lot of fields in the right side that have page URLs, And I already have them in my main sitemap. Does this count ...
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Duplicate title and deleted page

In Search Console → HTML Improvements I have 11 duplicate meta descriptions and 7 duplicate title tags. In all the cases, it is generated by one page that now does not exist anymore. Some were errors ...
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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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How to determine if I should hide a page from search robots

We have hundreds of duplicates detected on our site but, these pages are not actually duplication's, they're just really thin content. Our site is an eCommerce site and these are product pages but ...
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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 to handle bundle item's seo in eCommerce

I have checked this and similar to this. Almost all of them suggest to have canonical. But I still find my case is little different than this. I have magento based eCommerce site. And I have got ...
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Regional targeting on continent level, same language, 2 domains

I have a question concerning regional targeting of a website. I have 2 websites with exactly the same content and both in English (exact copy), but different domains: abc.example xwz.example I would ...
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Host duplicate student webpages without letting them affect SEO

Overview: I am looking to host webpages that students make on our main website. (i.e. www.example.com) Question: Since all students created the exact same website as their project. We do not want to ...
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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions in Google Webmaster Tools from removed blog [closed]

I added a blog on my website like this: www.example.com/blog Then I created a page just like this: www.example.com/blog/contact Also, I added this link to 'Fetch as Google' in Google Webmaster ...
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Prevent website from copying my website

I currently have a website that I am maintain and update I am doing my best to get the best seo score as possible so my site gets found on search engines as good as possible. However, recently I found ...
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Notice of DMCA Content removal from Google Search

I have spend the past couple of hours reading about DMCA complaints and I am more confused than before I started, a complicated technical issue on my side is also not making things easier for me, so I ...
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Multidomain duplicate website

I redesigned and redevelop an old website for a client with different offices of their company. Let's say for example: www.company-sydney.com.au, www.company-brisbane.com.au, www.company-melbourne....
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Ranking with 2 URLs for one keyword | Category page & all product page | Use canonical?

I have a webshop where I have a category page called 'Smartwatch'. On this page I inform but also inspire people about smartwatches. Page title of this page : Smartwatch | Find your Smartwatch. ...
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Is there a method for indicating intentionally duplicate content (e.g. product features)?

We often have clients who have products with key technical features that support the customer's purchase decision. Ideally these are present on the product detail with a short blurb. For example, if ...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...
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Canonical URL to refer to other page, although it is not exactly duplicate content?

We are hosting recurring events, and when you search in Google for that event, you always get an ealier installment of it that tops the list. This is of course obvious, as every time the new event ...
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Does title and description matter if a page is not to be indexed?

Does a meta-description and a title tag has any significance in a page that is marked to not be indexed (either via a rel=canonical pointing to another URL or noindex)? For example, I have a tutorial ...
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SEO impact of redirecting high ranking mirror site to the main website

During SEO audit for a client I noticed that they had over a dozen duplicate websites that are carbon copies of the main website. This was done via CMS platform and DNS. One of the mirror sites has ...
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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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Eliminating need to create near-duplicate content

Ever since I included the tutorial feature on my site, my adsense income consistently went to the bottom every day since the feature was added. Now I feel the only way I can make money again is to ...
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I have similar pages with little text, should I add canonical to all but one?

I have a website with online puzzle games. Sometimes, I create a puzzle variation based on an existing one. A change in initial conditions or distribution of elements can change the game, the solution,...