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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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Disallow: / will prevent robots from crawling your entire site. Robots.txt rules are "starts with" rules. Google and other search engines allow some extensions to robots.txt rules such as wild cards and ends with operators. For the robots (including Google) that follow those extensions you could use: User-agent: * Disallow: /$ Most robots will still ...


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I am considering stripping down or gutting this product page however it takes to stop this from happening. I would refrain from "gutting this product page" as this might only harm ranking. It is, after all, this page that has "amassed the heavy backlinks". If you "gut" this page too much then these backlinks become irrelevant. I would just make sure that ...


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It is perfectly fine to do what you propose, as long as you do not do any domain masking. Here's a short yt video explanation.


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There are several ways to skin a cat. The cleanest solution if you have already been indexed to to send signals to get those URLs removed from the index. e.g. 404, 410 or a noindex meta tag. Once the GSC is reporting all URLs as excluded and not indexed, you can do a stronger block. e.g. disallow in robots.txt or even restrict access to the whole site in ...


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