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Same page twice in SERPs
Where's the duplication penalty?
Vec_One




msg:214507
 8:54 pm on Dec 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I sometimes notice the same page appearing twice, right next to each other, in the SERPs. Usually, there is no apparent difference between the two versions.

Can anyone tell me how this happens? I'd like to avoid this phenomenon with my own pages.

Also, can anyone explain why duplication filtering doesn't pick up on this?

 

AjiNIMC




msg:214508
 4:52 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I sometimes notice the same page appearing twice,

Thus it says it is only a single page which appears twice, like www.xyz.com and again www.xyz.com

there is no apparent difference between the two versions.

Now I am confused, can you clarify it further.

Thanks
Aji

Vec_One




msg:214509
 5:11 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Aji,

What I meant to say is that it's the same page (exact same URL) appearing twice. There is the regular listing and then the indented listing right under it. Both versions appear to be identical, or near identical.

newsphinx




msg:214510
 6:59 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Are you sure that what you saw are the same page? The indented page is usually another page under the same domain, but a different url. If you are seeing different urls, that's amazing! :o Would you please leave a link to the Serp?

vitaplease




msg:214511
 7:10 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've seen this occur for a short while in the past with differences in capitalisation of the url:

example.com/Once.htm
example.com/once.htm

Vec_One




msg:214512
 9:07 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

I can't find an example right now, so I can't say that vitaplease's explanation wouldn't be the most likely.

Anyway, let's say it's:
example.com/once.htm
example.com/Once.htm

There's not necessarily much of a difference between the two pages. If Google penalized pages with duplicate content, wouldn't one of these pages be be toast?

glengara




msg:214513
 9:24 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

For a certain three letter acronym, G UK is showing the same page three times, on SERP pages 1, 2 and 3.

Crush




msg:214514
 9:33 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

we get double listings sometimes with http and https

AjiNIMC




msg:214515
 10:58 am on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Vec_One, can you send me a sticky with the keyphrase and the numbers where is occurs, then i can have a look and analyse.

This is something new.

Aji

wanna_learn




msg:214516
 7:55 pm on Dec 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Vec_One

Google is certainly not able to detect well the duplicate content till now.

for 1 Keyword.. I had 30 listings which were exactly same pages except URL, those pages were coming from different Domains.

I still wonder...can we define what is dupelicate content for google?

mrbrad




msg:214517
 2:13 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ever since the Florida update on November 15 I have been seeing many sites that are listed on the first and second pages of the SERPs.

This seems like an obvious bug and I am surprised Google has not fixed it yet.

Has anyone else seen this?

rogue




msg:214518
 3:14 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

In my area a site has three listings on the first page of serps all with different urls and all point to the same exact content, verbatim.

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