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is this duplicate content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seoguru14, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. seoguru14

    seoguru14 Registered Member

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    I have created a website that has contain many category..when i post an article on 2-3 categories its shows up under different urls.is this duplicate content?
     
  2. KlaAz0r

    KlaAz0r BANNED BANNED

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    yes.

    google finds duplicated content on different websites so also I your website
     
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    Different URLs? Explain better to be able to give .02 cents...
     
  4. seoguru14

    seoguru14 Registered Member

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    Suppose i have an article on 3D movie and submitted it on 2 category like news and movies.same article but two different url.
    Hope i am able to explain you
     
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    JasonG Regular Member

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    Well... I mean put simply it will be duplicate content if you have the same article in two areas of your site, but I am unsure of what the ramifications would be since the original and the dup come from the same site...
     
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    Hmm if it's original and 2 places in your site, not sure, maybe Google accepts it which I believe.
     
  7. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    That's actually the specific case in which there really is a duplicate content penalty. Having multiple pages on your website that have the same content but different page names was a very old seo trick. Basically to target many keywords a webmaster would create a series of identical pages each with a different page name so as to target individual keywords.

    Because of that abuse the search engines started penalizing a site if they find to many duplicate pages. It's viewed in a similar manner as keyword stuffing.

    Over the years though, especially with generated pages that many websites can end up with multiple urls all pointing to the same page. That's why google tools has a selection to choose whether you want the www or non-www page to be the prefered usage. The search engines are actually smart enough to figure that out, but it's still often recommended to even redirect one to the other just to make sure a page doesn't show as a duplicate in even that case.

    Because there are many scripts that can cause a single page to have multiple urls, google has established a canonical tag that you can use to let the search engine know which is the actual url you want for any particular pages.

    Unless you're intentionally creating multiple duplicate pages to target different keywords, you most likely won't actually get a penalty over it though. What will happen is google will try to determine which is the best page to index. If you don't help it by using redirects or canonical tags then it may not choose the actual page that you would want it to. It can also cause you to loose link juice because rather than one page seen as getting x number of links to it, google will see 2 pages each getting half as many links, so neither page does as well as the single page might have.

    Do a search on google for "canonical tag" and "duplicate content" and "duplicate content penalty" on webmaster tools and you'll find a few videos from Matt Cutts discussing the topic.
     
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  8. Don Carlito

    Don Carlito Regular Member

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    You can use noindex and nofollow tags to categories, I allways do that, because its the same content, even if its excerpts.
    If you are with WP, "platinum seo" and "robots meta" plugins will help you.
    And like GreyWolf mentioned, duplicate content across urls in 1 domain is worse than dup content in different domains
    :)
     
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  9. seoguru14

    seoguru14 Registered Member

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    thanks guys to give me good suggestions..thanks once again