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When Google encounters duplicate content it usually just picks one copy to index and ignores the rest. A canonical tag would let you choose the one that Google indexes. However for site copies targeted at different countries, Google specifically allows duplicate content. Google wants to index all the copies and show them in the search results each to ...


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As stated by MOZ - "A canonical tag (aka "rel canonical") is a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page." This works for external sources as well.


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I will allow myself to give an answer from the point of view of Google because I know a little with their documentation. Duplicate content (regardless of location - in the metadata or in the main content of the web page) has the following negative result. The presence of duplicate content of the website does not allow Google to determine the relevant ...


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Google specifically allows duplicate content when targeting the same site to different countries. Creating subdomains for each country and changing the currency, pricing, and taxes will help your SEO, not hurt it. You just need to make sure you tell Google about this targeting. You can either use HTML tags, HTTP headers, or sitemaps to do so. The link ...


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The topic of duplicate content has changed over the years. Here is one older question: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site?. I have written some examples of how Google determines duplicate content, however, I could not find it quickly. Trust me, it would quickly put you at ease. The up-shot is this. Google knows ...


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Your questions as I understand them: Is duplicate content a problem? This has been extensively discussed by Google (going back to 2008). Here is a quote from Susan Moska from the Google Webmaster blog: "Let’s put this to bed once and for all, folks: There’s no such thing as a “duplicate content penalty.” At least, not in the way most people mean when they ...


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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 something -- localities, postal codes, area codes/prefixes, ports, iPhone apps, you name it. You have no interest in generating bona-fide original content for ...


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Not so many years ago, I would have given answers like the ones that you have already gotten. They are true, correct, valid and proper answers. But in the last few years I have seen spintax content rank. A word of warning: The SEO practitioner I know that has done it, has told me that the latest Google algorithm has made it very hard for him to rank (but I ...


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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. Furthermore, your original content can't be re-used, warmed-over, or spun. Google considers machine generated content to be very low quality. Using machine ...


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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, instead, should be thrown on a dung heap and make me think the internet needs to be regulated to prevent such sites from existing.


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