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Duplicate post filtering per module: to repeat or not to repeat content?

You're browsing through your site's homepage, you're just checking all the modules you've sent up and suddenly you notice one of them is half empty.

You think "it's supposed to have 6 posts, not 3!"

Well fear not, there's nothing broken or malfunctioning -- it's our duplicate filtering system.

We have this system in place to avoid repeating the same articles incessantly across the site. Some very annoying examples:

See how dupes keep overflowing all the different post modules?

This is the main reason why RebelMouse chooses to enable all duplicate filtering as default.

But worry not! We still can solve your 6 post module missing 3 whole articles.

Let's say you want a module in your sidebar to display duplicate posts anyway, because otherwise it always looks too empty.

Click on the left nav > Layout & Design tool:

Go to the Post element you want to allow duplicates in, in our example the Side Bar, and scroll all the way down to advanced options in the Properties card.

In the Advanced Options you'll find a checkbox to allow duplicates:

And now that it allows dupes, it will show posts regardless if they are repeated in the homepage or not:

This can be done on any particular Post element you want, and you can easily activate duplicate filtering again by unchecking the box.

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their posts dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email

Higher SEO Audit Scores With RebelMouse

SEMrush Reports Help Keep Our Sites Optimized for Search

Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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