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Hi

My tour site is such that I have a standard template which I use, with a lot of the same content copy which is applicable for all the different tours.

How is this looked upon by Google, Bing etc..

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Costa
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  • Profile picture of the author frontierinternet
    You can use a canonical tag for the same content page.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Canonicals work if the entire page is essentially the same. Seems like in this case, it isn't.

    We don't worry so much about small blocks of text repeating. There is no such thing as a duplicate content penalty and never has been. In a worst-case scenario, the duplicate block of one page may be indexed and ranked and not the other pages(s). That's really not so bad as long as something on your site is ranking, is it?

    The key is to have other compelling, helpful, unique content on pages that outweigh the duplicate parts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Costarica61
      Thank you for this. I would say my page is about 90% different with just one portion really the same. I shall not bother then..

      Costa
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        Originally Posted by Costarica61 View Post

        Thank you for this. I would say my page is about 90% different with just one portion really the same. I shall not bother then..

        Costa
        Yeah, don't bother if that's all we're talking about here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingdra876
    Google and serps in general don't like duplicate content. I suggest spinning it and creating different content.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by Kingdra876 View Post

      Google and serps in general don't like duplicate content. I suggest spinning it and creating different content.
      This is a total myth. They just may not index or rank a page well that is nothing but duplicate content because they already have that exact content indexed. Having the same small block of text repeated on many pages will not hurt your site at all. Many super successful websites that rank very well do it for things like shipping policies.
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