Seo: Duplicate Content

  • Canonical tags are easy, right? What’s the worst that could happen?

    ….” How does a canonical tag help with SEO? The canonical tag helps solve duplicate content issues by setting the preferred version of a page and passing signals such as links to the preferred version. The tag helps consolidate duplicate content caused by issues such as: HTTP and HTTPS www and non-www parameters and faceted navigation session IDs…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 17 readers -
  • 3 steps to overcoming site issues that impact performance

    … these errors moving forward. Include a content audit to check for duplicate or thin content. Remove any content that is duplicated, and rewrite any material that is thin and offers little to no value to the reader. Focus on including information that customers want to read rather than just producing material to fill space. Communicate SEO best…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -
  • Canonical chaos: doubling down on duplicate content

    … is running on HTTP and HTTPS, and the CMS has no way to force the protocol and/or subdomain for canonical URLs. Developers take a checklist approach to SEO, implementing the canonical tag without really understanding what it is for and populating it with the address bar URL. Correcting your canonicals In most cases, duplicate content issues can…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Content- 15 readers -
  • For e-commerce success: SEO > aesthetics

    … of what SEO is or how it works. Because of this, most people who are responsible for managing online inventories tend to exclude product descriptions, create shallow descriptions or pull descriptions directly from the manufacturer. Without product descriptions that are informative, engaging and unique, your products will be unable to rank well…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 29 readers -
  • 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…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Content Google- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 25 readers -
  • SEO requirements for a new website platform

    … Many times, those choosing a new enterprise platform to serve their website to the world are not well-versed in today’s SEO requirements. Systems integration and indexation are the focus of many IT-minded project managers. CMS features will often be key to marketing directors’ and CMOs’ decision-making. Even for savvy marketers, some platform…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 29 readers -
  • Is your HTTPS setup causing SEO issues?

    … be that the HTTP 301 redirects to the HTTPS. Here is a list of the best practices for a correct HTTPS setup to avoid SEO issues: Ensure your HTTPS site version is added in Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools. In Google Search Console, add both the www and non-www versions. Set your preferred domain under the HTTPS versions. 301 redirect HTTP URL…

    Search Engine Landin SEO- 22 readers -
  • 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- 36 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- 25 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- 17 readers -
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