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Recent Duplicate Content articles

Ask Yoast: Splitting your product pages by departure date

2 November 2018 by Joost de Valk

Running an eCommerce website isn’t always easy. You have to know a little bit about everything: digital marketing, technical SEO, copywriting, and so on… What’s more, you probably offer many products that are similar, so you have to make sure you avoid those dreaded duplicate content issues, and give extra thought to your keyword strategy. …

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Ask Yoast: Can I repost my guest-authored content?

28 September 2018 by Joost de Valk - 8 Comments

Writing content for another site as guest author or blogger can have many benefits. It could help you get more exposure, especially if you’re writing for a site that’s a lot bigger than yours. Working with other sites also gives you the opportunity to build potentially worthwhile (business) relationships and broaden your network. You might …

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Content maintenance for SEO: research, merge & redirect

30 July 2018 by Joost de Valk - 24 Comments

As your site grows, you’ll have more and more posts. Some of these posts are going to be about a similar topic. Even if you’ve always categorized it well, your content might be competing with itself: you’re suffering from keyword cannibalization. At the same time, some of your articles might get out of date, and …

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Duplicate Content

If you want your page to rank, creating appealing, informative and high quality content is key. This content also needs to be UNIQUE. If not, you might confuse the search engine, resulting in a duplicate content issue. We regularly write about this common issue, how to prevent and how to solve it.