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Duplicate Content?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by dilipsam, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. #1
    I work for a firm that has three versions of it for regional targeting.

    Site A: UAE (hosted in Amsterdam) .ae domain
    Site B: India (Hosted in Bangalore) co.in domain
    Site C: UK (hosted in London) co.uk domain

    The UAE site has American spellings but, that being said, it's all the same content, except for address and company name and region keywords in the content.

    Note: I have never been in this situation before.

    So, I go to Google Webmasters to let the UAE website target all regions, except UK and India, but in vain: Google says, with country-specific domains will only target the respective countries.
    SEMrush
    My question is: will my company's websites get penalized with the dupe content? If so, what pecautions do I need to take at this moment? Obviously, there is the canonical URL but it doesn't make sense to me.

    Please help.
     
    dilipsam, Jul 26, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Gosuperb

    Gosuperb Greenhorn

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    Since the names, addresses and keywords are different, I think there shouldn’t be any problems. Are the other two sites targeted for all regions, too? Do the UK and India pages also have American spelling? Are the pages interrelated? Cause if that’s the case and they have the same content, that could be a problem. Besides the canonical URL, the solution could be setting up your preferred domain and/or parameter handling, depending on your URL structure.
     
    Gosuperb, Jul 28, 2017 IP
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    Is it not possible to rewrite the content so that each site turns out to be unique?
     
    JoeSpirit, Jul 28, 2017 IP
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    Arun Kumar Soni Active Member

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    #4
    Check your 3 website content in some seo tool to identify the content is unique or not.
    Also another concept is if content is not unique then you can use the "blockquote"
     
    Arun Kumar Soni, Aug 19, 2017 IP
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    Spartan14 Greenhorn

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    Well i think if the domains are diferent it would not be such a big problem
     
    Spartan14, Aug 20, 2017 IP
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    Use canonical tag to resolve this problem
    <link rel="canonical" href" " />
     
    Sumit_Singh, Aug 22, 2017 IP
  7. Arun Kumar Soni

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    The rel=canonical element, often called the “canonical link”, is an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues. It does this by specifying the “canonical URL”, the “preferred” version of a web page. Using it well improves a site's SEO
     
    Arun Kumar Soni, Aug 23, 2017 IP