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    In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries

    I get this when I do a :site search on my forum.

    The thing is

    None of the pages on my forum are similiar, all topics have lots of text in them in forms of celeb biographies, all subjects are different, all meta keywords and descriptions are different as well.

    Im worried that they have ommitted them as they see them as duplicate content (What other reason is there) and thus will penalise me but as I say NONE of the topics are similiar.

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    There is no penalty for duplicate content.

    All that happens is the duplicate content gets filtered out. It's not a crime and there is no punishment

    What's your site?

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    Its an adult site so cant post the link.

    Do they still show up properly in searches without any penalty whatsoever?

    I am still confused as to why they show up as similiar tho as everything is different.

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    OK, this is what I have found in my experience. I also get the "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries" when I do certain (more general) searches of one of my sites. But if I do a search for some specific text I know is on one of the omitted pages, that page shows up. In my case, although the page has been omitted from the first search, it still shows up in queries. Also in my case, there are a lot of similar pages, so maybe we could both do with making our pages a little more different.

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    But thats the thing, my pages on the forum are VERY different.

    Each topic has a different celebrity bio for example and most of them are fairly long, lots of different text on the page, every title is different, every meta keyword is different, every meta description is different.

    I dunno what the problem is.

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    I would hazard that if you search for something that is an exact match for some text on an omitted page, and that page shows up, there is no problem.

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    I think that Google probably uses the search query you use to determine which pages are hidden in the way you describe. When doing a site:whatever query, many of the pages are similar with respect to your query, so some are hidden. As long as your individual pages show up when you do queries relevant to their content then I don't think its anything to worry about.
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