Seo: Duplicate Content

    • Canonical chaos: doubling down on duplicate content

      Search engines are getting smarter. There is little doubt about that. However, in a CMS-driven web where content can often exist on several URLs, it is not always clear what is the authoritative URL for a given piece of content. Also, having content on several URLs can lead to problems with link and ranking signals being split across several variations of a piece of content.

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  • For e-commerce success: SEO > aesthetics

    … search engine optimization (SEO). When brands focus on building e-commerce environments that are attractive and functional but ignore or forget about SEO, they immediately lose opportunities to attract and convert new customers from organic channels. The good news is that by adhering to the following e-commerce optimization recommendations, you can…

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  • The myth of the duplicate content penalty

    … Many people are more afraid of duplicate content than they are of spammy links. There are so many myths around duplicate content that people actually think it causes a penalty and that their pages will compete against each other and hurt their website. I see forum posts, Reddit threads, technical audits, tools, and even SEO news websites…

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  • Don’t get duped by duplicate content: 8 quick checks for every SEO

    … crawl budget — which could prevent new pages from getting crawled and indexed. Some of the best tools in your arsenal include canonical tags, 301 redirects, nofollow/noindex tags and utilizing parameter controls. Work to reduce duplicate content by adding these quick checks to your monthly SEO maintenance routine. Some opinions expressed…

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  • SEO requirements for a new website platform

    … it follow Google’s advice on pagination? Why is this important? Because canonicals allow you to eliminate duplicate and/or low-quality content that many platforms inevitably produce and, from an SEO point of view, it allows a site owner to direct the SEO “power” of those pages. 5. Supports ad hoc 301 redirect mapping The devil is in the details…

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  • Is your HTTPS setup causing SEO issues?

    … not set the HTTPS site version as the preferred one and still have the HTTP version floating around. Google back in December 2015 said in scenarios like this, they would index the HTTPS by default. However, the following problems still exist by having two site versions live: Duplicate content Link dilution Waste of search engine crawl budget…

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  • 10 tips for avoiding shady SEO providers

    … how to judge the value of the work their employer provides. Those conversations are scary, and they’re happening far too often. I thought I’d take a look at some red flags and warning signs with this week’s article here. While I’m stepping up on my soap box to preach, I’m also taking a step back and looking at the SEO industry without any…

    Greg Gifford/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 29 readers -
  • Jump-Start Your SEO With These 6 Surefire Tactics

    … on the page. 3. Eliminate Duplicate Content A lot of sites suffer from programming that causes duplicate content on multiple URLs. This is most typical of e-commerce sites that use visitor trail-based breadcrumbs, multiple-categorized products and product filtering options. These systems often generate multiple URLs for the exact same content being…

    Stoney Degeyter/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 21 readers -
  • Six Key Themes From “Meet The Search Engines” At SMX East

    … approach to marketing, or you won’t be able to succeed. Theme 4: Content Syndication Someone asked about the value of content syndication. Forrester started this off by noting that you should not do this for SEO, but it might be a good thing to do for other business purposes. He also said that in theory, you should not have a duplicate content…

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 15 readers -
  • SEO Disasters: Preventing The Unthinkable

    … visited pages. Even so, the pages were not broken. The only way to detect his problem would have been to audit the links on these pages vs. the content that should be generated on those pages (which is how I detected the problem). More Gotchas With the increasing technical complexity of websites and SEO, there is a huge list of potential issues…

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  • What Makes Enterprise SEO And Does Your Site Need It?

    … Most businesspeople have a good idea what an enterprise company is: either a Fortune 1000 or Global 2000 company (basically, a really big corporation). But what makes an enterprise website – i.e., a site that will benefit from enterprise SEO? When it comes to enterprise SEO, it’s less about the size of the company and more about the number…

    Tom Schmitz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • Syndicated Content: Why, When & How

    … are potential SEO issues with this, and we will discuss that later on in this post. Content Syndication Vs. Guest Posting First, let's get clear on the difference between content syndication and guest posting, as they are not the same thing at all. Guest Posting is creating content for publication on a third-party website. We call it guest posting when…

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Content How To's- 14 readers -
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