Duplicate Content Issue

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martyoo

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Hi there,

I started doing some advertising for a business that have two websites operating in different regions but sell the same products and the websites are prity much replicas of each other.

I don't want Google punishing them for duplicate content so what is the best way to deal with this?

Thanks.
 

link8r

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Use the canonical tag to refer to the correct URL on the duplicate pages. If they are in a different language, then the content isn't really duplicate.

E.g:
mysite.ie/products/acme2000/supervac.html, canonical = "mysite.ie/products/acme2000/supervac.htm"
mysite.ie/uk/products/acme2000/supervac.html, canonical = "mysite.ie/products/acme2000/supervac.htm"



Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Specify your canonical
 

link8r

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Furthermore - if you're targeting two different countries and the sites are correctly geo-targeted AND localised

e.g. "Supervac 2000 for Ireland" and "Supervac 2000 for the UK"

Then your content won't be exactlty duplicate
 

BrianSisko

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Thanks link8r for the link to the Google blog, very useful. I'd been worrying about this problem recently, Google seem to have found a simple solution :)
 
This is one of the serious issues that affects SEO. Duplicate content will even affects the ranking of the website and it is a reason for attracting penalty from google.
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