Google De-Duplicates Search Results Based On Almost Duplicates

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Google’s John Mueller said Google Search will de-duplicate its search results based on almost duplicates. John said this on Twitter the other day when asked about canonicalizing international URLs.

John wrote “We do de-duplicate based on “almost-duplicates” (I forgot the actual name), so that might be what you’re seeing there.” I do wonder what the name is for deduplicating “almost duplicates.”

Here are those tweets:

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