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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

It is critical! If it's not unique in some way you become another of the useless, pointless, needless web sites that are among the millions thinking they can make money repeating what others do but, ...
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

Let's be upfront about this. This is blackhat. The very concept you are pursuing is what I call "city-state spamming". That is, creating "content" (to use the term loosely) for every possible of ...
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How unique should articles be for better Google SEO

You need original content for each page of your site. Even 300 words sounds a light to describe places in the world. There are entire guidebooks written about different places in the world. ...
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Do search engines still crawl a noindex page

Yes, Google still crawl webpages that have noindex tag. But if you have same content on two different webpages and one URL contain noindex tag, while second does not, then you should not worry about ...
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A page has been removed from Google due to DMCA, are its inbound links still valuable?

Okay. This will be one of those cases where I will work through the process so that it becomes clearer. It will be somewhat long, but hopefully not painfully long. Let's start at the beginning shall ...
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Do search engines still crawl a noindex page

As Goyllo has already stated, search engine bots will crawl pages that have a noindex meta tag. If you think about it, they need to crawl the page in order to see the noindex meta tag in the first ...
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Why create a fake duplicate / clone website?

...what is the reason for doing such a nonsense thing? They might... be associated with a competitor and want to take traffic away from your site. An exact clone of your site on another domain can ...
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Preventing URLs ending in "/" from search engine indexes with robots.txt or rewrite rule

rewrite ^/$ ? permanent; This would only match the document root (a valid request) - this isn't a URL that ends with a slash, but a URL that starts with a slash. Try something like the following ...
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Site for the same service in different locations: how to avoid duplicate content?

Yes, there's a high risk of the new sites being flagged as duplicate content. Even if you change up the text, if you reuse images and/or have a very similar HTML structure, Googlebot is quite good at ...
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Is it harmful for SEO to repeat the same call to action at the bottom of every page?

Imagine what each page would look like if you removed the 300-word advert, and if that hypothetical page would still be unique, fleshed out, and stand on its own as useful content, then I would not ...
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Should I block the '_next' directory in a site using Next.js with robots.txt?

I wrote an entire blog post on the topic: Robots.txt - Block _Next Folder in Next.js Application I tried to block the entire /_next/ directory in my robots.txt file to test out the idea. I then ran ...
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Is there SEO conflict if making identical posts on Medium and on a standalone website?

You can set the canonical link on your article to be your website, so that any SEO benefits will be redirected there. The only caveat it seems, is that you need to use Medium's import tools. Here is ...
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Moving content from one site to another - keep content on both sites

If you have inbound (back) links to your old pages, these may always come up first in search. However, other than that, the rest is easy. You can copy your content to your new domain. From your old ...
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How to correctly mark up different versions of the same document which are non-canonical

given your question I have to make the following assumptions: your website is offering a section for install-guides for a product guides differ from product version but stay relevant for customers ...
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Serving PDF file via download script and via direct link: duplicated content?

Yes, this is duplicate content. The same content is accessible from two different URLs and there is no canonicalisation. Basically, this means that the search engines will pick one or the other to ...
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Are duplicate pages that are never linked to bad for SEO?

You would think you thinking is correct, but it actually it isn't. I have worked on many, many sites and some URL that do not have any physical links to them (or none we were aware of) always managed ...
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Are duplicate pages that are never linked to bad for SEO?

Internal duplication is rarely bad for SEO. These days Googlebot is very good at detecting duplication and handling it appropriately. Yes, Googlebot is likely to find and crawl the duplicate ...
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What benefits are there to having both HTTP and HTTPS protocols indexed by Google?

None. This is harmful for SEO, and is likely to result in duplicate content issues, split inbound link profiles, incompatibility with secure iframes, and other such unpleasantness. The reason you see ...
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Do search engines ignore or penalize well known quotes when they are properly marked up <q> or <blockquote>?

Search engines won't ignore or penalise quotations, provided they're accompanied by original content (i.e. the content is not wholly or substantially a duplicate of pre-existing web content). In fact,...
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Is it harmful for SEO to repeat the same call to action at the bottom of every page?

Google accounts for these sort of "boilerplate" content blocks. In this case you're talking about like a Call to Action statement. You're totally fine, it's not going to hurt you. These are ...
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How to correctly mark up different versions of the same document which are non-canonical

I've seen cases like yours when browsing technical documentation like Django docs. There aren't any specific tag to add in this case but you can use the following strategies to hint Google that you ...
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Is it OK to "pause" an advert in terms of SEO?

1) Remove all links to the ad. If someone manages to come across the ad, then raise an error 404. When the ad resumes, the link becomes available again. I think you need to get feedback on what users ...
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Website metadata SEO: Schema.org, Open Graph, Dublin Core and standard meta vs. duplicate meta?

I read somewhere that duplicate metadata is considered harmful for SEO This is nonsense. I don't suppose the article you read referenced an authoritative source for this? I recommend treating with ...
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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions after removing .html extension from files

Let's assign www.example.com/about - Is your main URL and that URL you want to index in Google. And www.example.com/about.html - Is your duplicate URL and that you don't want to index it on Google. ...
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Will duplicate articles with changed titles help me rank for multiple keywords?

Duplicating pages to better target the title for keywords is not an effective SEO strategy. There are two things that will work against you: Google detects when pages are substantially duplicate ...
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Magento 1 adds a trailing slash at the end of CMS page

Yes, regardless of how this is being added, a 301 redirect of www.example.com/MyCMSpage/ to www.example.com/MyCMSpage should solve the issue without it affecting your SEO. Make sure you get the ...
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

You say: when you're on site XYZ, the URL most probably should point to XYZ. However this is not quite accurate, as it misunderstands the semantic meaning of the url property in Schema.org ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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Will deleting and re-upload my new site site help Google index it and resolve duplicate URLs that are now fixed?

tl;dr You probably just need to give Google more time to resolve the canonical issue, but the failure to find the site based solely on the domain name is not necessarily fixable. These are two ...
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Should I create a separate webpage for related keywords?

Think about the intent of the user. Content that is about the same thing but varies in user intent is not considered duplicative. In your case, I would recommend an overall page about Dental Veneers ...
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