If the content appears more than one web address then it is a duplicate content. Duplicate Content has no effect on visitors and confuses the search engine to find the original content or find the web address where the content posted first. Duplicate Content has its adverse effect on SEO Performance. To get indexed better and drive traffic to the website avoid duplicate content. Every time you create duplicate content of one page in two or three pages then you are competing against you before starting to complete with your competitors. 


 Fixing the duplicate content issues: 


If you know the webpage with scraped content indexing better than the original content tell to search engine by using this scraper tool. Using scraper tool is very easy you just give the URL of the original content and the URL  of the scraped content and list the problem on the Search Engine Result Page. And if you have many pages that are similar in your website then start thinking on expanding the each pages or try to consolidate the pages into one.  

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Canonical Tag: 

Search Engines are more intelligent than what we think about it, a better solution to solve the duplicate content is to allow search engine to crawl the webpage and inform the search engine about the duplicate content by using rel=”canonical”. If you are republishing your website content in your guest blog, you can use canonical tag tell where the original content appears. Now you can re-publish it without any fear on affecting the ranking of the original content page and SEO performance. 


301 Redirect: 

The best way to overcome duplicate pages within your website is by giving the redirection from the duplicate content page to the original content page. If multiple page is combined to the single webpage, they stop competing with each other, they also create a strong signal on relevancy and popularity which has the positive impact on “Original Content Page” to rank better in the Search Engine 

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About 301 Redirect: 

301 is the HTTP status code for redirection. The 301 redirect is a permanent redirect which passes almost all the link juice to the redirected page. In many cases 301 redirect is the best method for implementing the redirection within the website. 301 not only means that you have permanently moved the page or changed location, but it also tells the search engine that the original content or updated content version is found in the redirected URL.  

Change URL Structure of your URL for duplicated version and implement the 301 redirect to the preferred or original version content. 

Trailing Slash: 

  • https://www.example.com/url 
  • https://www.example.com/url/ 

Case Sensitivity: 

  • https://www.example.com/url-x/ 
  • https://www.example.com/url-X/ 


  • http://www.example.com/url/ 
  • https://www.example.com/url/ 

www subdomain: 

  • https:/.example.com/url/ 
  • https://www.example.com/url/ 

.html and .php pages 

  • https://www.example.com/page.html 
  • https://www.example.com/url.php 


Meta robots are very helpful in dealing with the duplicate content. Meta robots tag allow or tell the search engine to crawl the link or pages, you can restrict the crawl access to the duplicated content any telling search engine not to index that webpage.