Duplicate Content

    • Ask Yoast: meta descriptions and excerpts

      When you’re running a large and busy website, it’s practical and time-saving if you can reuse some of your material. Both meta descriptions and excerpts use a brief passage to summarize the content of a web page. So, it could be handy to use the same text for both. But how do you do that? In this video, Joost explains the easiest way to reuse your text for both meta description ...

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  • How to create SEO-friendly content

    …, it’s still up to you to offer your unique perspective that will add value to the particular topic. Copyscape is a plagiarism checker that can help you test your site’s content for its originality. Duplicate content, by and large, is not appreciated by search engines and it won’t help you rank higher in SERPs. If you find it difficult to come up…

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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…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 14 readers -
  • 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 of the change, such as needing to se ...

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  • Ask Yoast: duplicate content issues on my shop?

    …. Does Google see my pages as duplicate content?” Check out the video or read the answer below! Want to outrank your competitor and get more sales? Read our Shop SEO eBook! » $ 25€ 25 - Buy now » Info Duplicate content on your shop? Check out the video or read the answer below! The answer is simple: Yes. So what should you do is optimize your…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Content- 15 readers -
  • 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…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Content- 28 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: importance of using excerpts

    … about the following question: “Why is it important to use the excerpt? Doesn’t Google consider this to be duplicate content?” Check out the video or read the answer below! Optimize your site for search & social media and keep it optimized with Yoast SEO Premium » Buy now » Info The importance of using an excerpt “The excerpt is that bit…

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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…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 19 readers -
  • 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, we received a question about this ...

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 17 readers -
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