Duplicate Content

  • How to create SEO-friendly content

    … internal or external can lead to the exact opposite results. Make sure that every link serves its own purpose in your content. Optimize images The optimization of your images provides an additional opportunity to show up in search results, this time in image search. As visual content becomes more and more prominent, it cannot be left out of SEO…

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  • Metadata and SEO part 2: link rel metadata

    … or to prevent duplicate content issues. The link rel tags come in a lot of flavors. I’d like to address the most important ones here. Use rel=canonical to prevent duplicate content Every website should use rel=canonical to prevent duplicate content and point Google to the original source of that content. rel=canonical is one of those metadata elements…

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  • Moving SEOno to HTTPS: How Using Cloudflare Caused a Duplicate Content Issue

    … A few days ago, I moved this blog to fully (and only) HTTPS. I’d been on Cloudflare for a few months but I didn’t realise that it was inadventently causing a site-wide duplicate content issue (between HTTP & HTTPS URLs). In this post I document the discovery of the issue, the process I took to fix it, and the potential knock-on effects…

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  • Ask Yoast: duplicate content issues on my shop?

    … If you own an eCommerce site, you might wonder how to optimize your category pages and your product pages. Could you have the same content on your category page and your product pages? If you have the same content on multiple pages of your website, would Google know what to rank first? Or would it cause duplicate content issues? This Ask Yoast…

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  • Ask Yoast: Duplicate content on LinkedIn Pulse

    … on Pulse, as the one you post on your own site? Or should you post an excerpt and link back to your site? Does Google consider content on Pulse as duplicate content? Joost will answer this question in this Ask Yoast. Guy Andefors from Stockholm in Sweden emailed us the following question: “Can we safely republish an entire blog post on Pulse…

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  • Ask Yoast: importance of using excerpts

    … Want to know how to create attractive archive pages? And how to increase click-through rates to your posts or pages? Make sure to write short and appealing excerpts for every post or page. The excerpt should be a teaser to get people to read your post. In this Ask Yoast, Joost explains the importance of using excerpts. This Ask Yoast is all…

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  • DIY: Duplicate content check

    … Duplicate content might confuse Google. If your content is on multiple pages on your or other websites, Google won’t know what to rank first. Prevent duplicate content as much as possible. Perform a duplicate content check every now and then to find copied content. In the XML sitemap section of our Yoast SEO plugin, we have predefined a snippet…

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  • Ask Yoast: www and duplicate content

    … If content on different urls is the same, search engines don’t know which url to show in the search results. We call this a duplicate content issue. And it can hurt your rankings! Unfortunately it happens more often than you’d think. Did you, for instance, ever think about the consequences of www or non www versions of your site? At Ask Yoast…

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  • Yoast SEO: hidden features

    …! Canonicals Canonicals were introduced 6 to 7 years ago as an answer to duplicate content issues. In a web shop, for instance, a product can be in 3 different categories. Therefore you can have 3 different urls with the exact same content. Or, in another case, you might have a url with a campaign tag and one without it, showing the same content. You…

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  • Ask Yoast: RSS importers and duplicate content

    … At Yoast we’re happy to help you with your SEO question! This time we received a question from Diana. She’s asking: “Does Google consider it as duplicate content when I import my articles from one blog to my main blog using an RSS Importer? Will I be penalized by Google in some way?” Watch the answer in this video or find it in the transcript…

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