What is duplicate content?
The content which appear more than one place or present in more than one website address is known as Duplicate content so, if the same content appears at more than one web address, you’ve got duplicate content.
Duplicate Content also effect website ranking on search engine. When there are multiple pieces of, as Google calls it, “appreciably similar” content in more than one location on the Internet, it can be difficult for search engines to decide which version is more appropriate to a given search query.
Why does duplicate content matter?
Duplicate content can present three main issues for search engines:
When duplicate content is present, site owners can suffer rankings and traffic losses. This may effect your website in two ways.
Duplicate content can create a lot of problems for search engines, and so for the best search engine optimization (SEO) results, you should remove it from your Website.
Content on the Web and on your own site can become duplicated either intentionally or by accident. Whatever the copycat’s motivation is, you don’t want people copying your original content if you can help it.
While not technically a penalty, duplicate content can still sometimes impact search engine rankings.
When there are multiple pieces of, as Google calls it, “appreciably similar” con-tent in more than one location on the Internet, it can be difficult for search engines to decide which version is more relevant to a given search query.
If you’re not careful, you could be inadvertently publishing duplicate content a few different ways:
If you want to check your domain for duplicate content, you can use this tool to do so.
Here are few more tips that will help you reduce content duplication on the do-mains that you administrate: