What is duplicate content?
Have you ever seen same content or most of it on more than one webpage? This issue is called Duplicate content.
Duplicate content is not illegal and it will not be automatically banned by Google or another search tool. Nevertheless, websites should not have the same content as other. Your content has to be original and unique.
Frequently asked questions
How can I fix duplicate content issues?
Some ways to fix duplicate content issues are using 301 redirects and the rel=”canonical" tag to point search engines to the preferred version of a page.
How can I check for duplicate content?
There are many ways to check for duplicate content such as using third party tools to check for plagiarism and duplicate pages on a website, and searching the content on Google to see if it appears elsewhere on the internet
Is duplicate content bad for SEO?
Duplicate content can be bad for SEO because it can confuse and make it difficult for search engines to determine which version of the content is most relevant to a given search query. Additionally, if your website contains a lot of duplicate content, it could be penalized by search engines.