Duplicate Content Issues Visualized: Collection of Useful Infographics

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Duplicate content is one of those topics that are almost impossible to explain to non-SEO-savvy people. The best way to that is to visualize. So here’s my collection of SEO infographics related to duplicate content issue: each section contains the image, source and related articles on the topic:

Duplicate content on blogs:

Blog duplicate content

Source: SEOmoz.org

Further reading: Finding Duplicate Content

Duplicate content caused by URL parameters

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Source: Google Webmaster Central

Further reading:

Search Engine Treating Duplicate Content:

Search engines and duplicate content

Source: Search Engine Land by Elliance

Keyword Cannibalization

Keyword Cannibalization

Source: SEOmoz.org

Further reading: Keyword Cannibalization and How to Handle It

How to Handle Duplicate Content

Proper interlinking strategy:

Duplicate content interlinking

Source: SEOmoz.org

Further reading: Internal Site Linking : An Easy Way to Improve Your Rankings

Canonical tag:

Canonical tag

Source: Dynamical.biz

Canonical URL tag

Source: SEOmoz.org

Further reading: Where Can the Canonical Tag Be Actually Used?

301 redirect:

301 redirect

Source: Elliance.com

Further reading: 301 redirects (+ video included)

Just quit it 🙂

Duplicate content

Source: flashdaweb.com

Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing,... Read Full Bio
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  • Luke

    I love the cartoon!

    So what is the best way to avoid duplicate content like you mentioned in the first example?

    I have noticed that happening on my site….

  • ABnCParty

    Thank you for pointing this out and directing meas to how to avoid, as well as analyze and repair.

  • Ankur

    Great article. Last image is exactly how im feeling!

  • Kevin

    I need to read more on the canonical tag. I can see how blogs generate duplicate content.

  • anyup

    hi see you again . ths for share

  • Rob Millard

    The SEOmoz Google robot ones are v. good – I’ve seen them used elsewhere before

  • Nick Stamoulis

    People also forget about little things like making sure your blog posts are only in one category and not a handful.

  • Jason

    One thing I have noticed with dupe content across multiple domains (due to white lable partner sites) is that Google will sometimes rotates (randomly or algorithmicallyI’m not sure) the display of some of the dupe content results. ie; a search for “blue widgets” will return domain “a” on the first search, and domain “b” on the second search. It will continue to do this for a few hours until it eventually decides which one to display permanently.

  • Introspective

    Should I stop publish my articles on article directories? I used to publish my articles, but now I wander should I stop doing this, because the risk of duplicate content penalty.