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Good Way Links to your newer version documents from as many location you can. The higher links means the higher position it will get. So you can point to your newer version docs from old docs pages, like this is outdated page, please refer new version. You can also point from sidebar/homepage/other-important pages which also have good amount of incoming ...


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Your approach of having the "current" documents in the same place all the time should work fine, as long as you make them the easiest to find on your website. Then: They will be the most prominent docs on your website to Googlebot They will be the most prominent docs on your website to users Most links will be created towards the "current" documents ...


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There's a great site for choosing your license here: https://choosealicense.com/ If you'd like to avoid duplicate content issues, use an Apache license and include a link back to the original within it. All copies must then carry a copy of the license + link.


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Other copies of your work can exist and you can still have great SEO. As long as you are seen as the authoritative original source, your site will still rank and the content on the other sites won't show up in search results at all. There is a chance that when somebody copies your content that Google gets the sources all wrong and indexes the other site ...


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