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The Ultimate Guide to Hiding Webpages from Indexation (Part 2): Mastering Duplicate Content Issues

September 9th, 2013 | Vitaly Gonkov

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In the first part of the article we learned how to instruct search engines not to index certain webpages. In this post we are going to figure out how to deal with duplicate content issues.

 

What is duplicate content?

 

The term 'duplicate' can be applied to any content located in more than one place on the Web.

Basically, there are two types of duplicate content: off-site and on-site. Off-site duplication is when the same content is found on two or more different sites. On-site duplication is when identical content appears on two or more pages of one and the same site.

 

Examples of duplicate content  

Off-site

  • Scraped content (the one that was illegally copied from one site to another).
  • Syndicated content (includes blog posts, RSS feeds, podcasts, email newsletters, etc.).
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