Duplicate pages in SERP

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  1. rudradhar

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  2. Constantin

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    That is non-malicious duplicate content. The same thing happens with the e-commerce websites: some of them may sell the same items and use the same description for each item, but Google won't penalize them for that.
     
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    What is non-malicious duplicate content ? It means site has not any virus ? A little confused.
     
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    It depends on the country you live in and the google you are using for search (.com, .co.in, .co.uk etc.)

    No, it means that the duplicate content is acceptable, under the circumstances. Google will not penalize you for that. Also, Google does not usually penalizes duplicate content that appears on 2 different domains.

    Let's say that you have an international company and you are active in India, UK and Germany. You may want to develop four websites: YourCompany.com, YourCompany.co.in, YourCompany.co.uk and YourCompany.de. You will definitely have pretty much the same content on all of them, but you won't get penalized for this.
     
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    Only if you won't be penalized by affiliate filter of Google.
     
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    Can you please explain how this filter works and how it can affect the websites in the given example?
     
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    Sorry, but that's not a good example being that they are on Google.com domains. They tend to be biased and not uphold the same rules with their own content. Show a real world example for us to analyze from a common marketer's website.
     
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    I really don't understand who are you talking to, Multima$tery and what the problem is.

    2. If you are talking about the first post in the thread:
    then, there are 2 domains (.com and .co.in)

    2. If it is about racheljordon's post:
    ...then, that's not duplicate content in that example so it is not relevant for the subject in discussion.

    Regarding the "real world" examples, let's have a look on Sony's websites: sony.fr, sony.ro, sony.co.uk, sony.de and so on - you will notice that all of them are almost identical (design and content - I'm talking about the whole website, not only the homepage) and they will still apear on the first page if you look for "sony".

    You can check on other international organizations and you will notice the same thing in most of the cases.

    Talking about google's own content, I assure you that they follow every rule. They wouldn't risk their reputation.
     
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    this is difficult
     
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    Yes the content is duplicate, but search engine don't treat it as duplicate content. Explanation from Google

    Duplicate content and international sites

    Websites that provide content for different regions and in different languages sometimes create content that is the same or similar but available on different URLs. This is generally not a problem as long as the content is for different users in different countries. While we strongly recommend that you provide unique content for each different group of users, we understand that this may not always be possible. There is generally no need to "hide" the duplicates by disallowing crawling in a robots.txt file or by using a "noindex" robots meta tag. However, if you're providing the same content to the same users on different URLs (for instance, if both example.de/ and example.com/de/ show German language content for users in Germany), you should pick a preferred version and redirect (or use the rel=canonical link element) appropriately. In addition, you should follow the guidelines on rel-alternate-hreflang to make sure that the correct language or regional URL is served to searchers.

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en#3

    Why so difficult?
     
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