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(Entry was posted by Mattias Vercauteren on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Friday, June 28, 2013).

What would be the best seo solution to handle this?

Hey guys, I was wondering the following:

For example (pages don`t exist) I have two pages:
A - /accessories-online
B - /accessory-online

Content on these pages is pretty much the same, listing of all accessories on the site. I would then guess this would be seen as duplicate content?

What would be the best seo solution to handle this?

1) optimize both for their searchterms (singular vs plural) in meta tags, titles, content, but main content (listing of all accessories) would still be the same.

2) optimize both for their searchterms (singular vs plural) in meta tags, titles, content, but main content (listing of all accessories) would still be the same.

And put a canonical from B to A. (A has more searchvolume)

3) only optimize page A and put a canonical from B to A. (A has more searchvolume)

Or are there other solutions?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Tony McCreath:

    4) update your data so they are no longer different pages then 301 redirect the one you obsolited to the remaining one.

  • Justin Y:

    I agree with +Tony McCreath
    I think there`s a few different routes you could take in this situation and I think if you keep both I would make each have unique content with canonical tags.

  • Tony McCreath:

    It seems you have two pages that represent the same thing, so it it better to merge them into the one page? For any url you drop in the process you want to 301 redirect it to the url you keep.

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