Keyword Cannibalization in 2018

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Would Google's algorithm be able to distinguish between a category page and a blog page, where the same keyword are being used?
I see examples from different types of verticals where one site ranks well on page one with more pages. One is the category page, the other is the blog page.
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    Originally Posted by Mikkel Kelstrup View Post

    Would Google's algorithm be able to distinguish between a category page and a blog page, where the same keyword are being used?
    I see examples from different types of verticals where one site ranks well on page one with more pages. One is the category page, the other is the blog page.
    Not literally... No.

    Google doesn't really care whether a page is a "category" page or an individual blog post. They rank individual pages.

    What you have described is a situation where one (or more) pages (posts) are seen as "subordinate" to a primary (category) page. The category page has multiple links to the posts in that category, and each post contains a link back to the category page. Google uses the links to infer a relationship between the various pages/posts and reflects that relationship in the search results.

    This same type of relationship can be drawn between the "home" page and the category pages and/or the individual posts, depending on how the site owner has set up the links between various pages.
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