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  • Will having duplicate content hurt us with Google?

  • brianwebs

    November 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    We’re creating a new content marketing program. Our plan is to have a “blog” section on our website and a “success stories” section.

    All new content will be published in our “blog” section. Email marketing campaigns to our list will point to this “blog” section.

    Content that has specific product application examples will also be added to our “success stories” section. This section can be filtered by product, to see content that provides specific examples of how that particular product provided value to a customer.

    So application specific content will reside in both our “blog” and “success stories” sections. The content will identical. So will having duplicate content hurt us with Google? Is this considered “black hat”?

  • rm584

    November 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Yes it will hurt your Ranking on google
    Bcz google doesn’t know which page to indexed/google doesn’t like it + You’re just creating your own competitor

    1st, Avoid creating duplicate content.
    But If you do then redirect the duplicate page to the original one or use canonical url

  • slytherin245

    November 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    You can include a canonical tag that includes a link from one page to the other (you’ll have to decide which is the page you want to rank). The page you decide to let rank should have a canonical tag pointing to itself.

    Google can assign its own canonical if you don’t do it correctly. This comes up in the section that shows you which URLs are returning a particular error code (they sit in the grey or excl. tab).

    Ultimately, its best if you don’t have the two articles. You could always find a way to instead link to the one page from both sections. If Google does find the duplicate content, you could always risk having neither article appear.

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