SEO For WordPress: Duplicate Content

Duplicate Content is very unnecessary thing for a website. This is affects SEO for WordPress also. After all you have to know about what is a Duplicate Content? How i prevent Duplicate Content? I will try to give all this answer correctly. Read this article so that you can avoid duplicate content in wordpress and do SEO for wordpress blog. Category ,tag and content are also very necessary for SEO. Hope you will enjoy this.

What is Duplicate Content?

Identical or substantially similar content are seems Duplicate Content . Also multiple URLs with the same content called Duplicate Content . Google realizes perfectly that duplication can be accidental. After all, publishing different URLs that present the same content by Search Engine seems Duplicate Content. For example; www.domainname.com domainname.com www.domainname.com/index.php www.domainname.com/index.php?sid=12  SEO-for-Wordpress-duplicate-content

Solutions for Duplicate Content

1.Information architecture , Page interlinking and Site navigation. 2.Have your URLS linked to consistently throughout the whole site network? 3.Have the all links labeled consistently? 4.Have you take step for preventing the web page from being spidered with robots.txt? 5.Redirect 301 from the duplicate content to original. 6.Use the rel=canonical tag for when your articles are shared across your network of sites. 7.Use the rel=nofollow attribute where appropriate. 8. Must use webmaster tool and give it’s a sitemap of your site.

International site duplicate content

1.Writing same content into different language don’t seem as a duplicate content. 2.If you have more than 2+ page for different country with different language seems only 1 single page. 3.Use internal linking or external linking while writing a post but never put a single line into this post which you have write your site into a different post.

Try to indicate your preferred version of content into Google

1.Must set preferred domain into Google webmaster tool. 2.Must include your all preferred URLs in your sitemap. 3.Always use preferred link of your site while linking. 4.Must use 30 1 redirects 5.Must use rel=”canonical” 6.Google’s “Parameter handling” tool (now has default values)

Details about Controlling Duplicate Content

Here some tools ,so that you can win into the war or duplicate content. • meta nofollow tags • meta noindex tags • nofollow attributes • robots directives • canonical meta tags • use excerpts for posts

Meta nofollow and noindex Tags

Meta nofollow tags are actually inline link elements located in the <head> section of your WordPress pages. For example, in your blog’s “header.php” file, Meta nofollow tags are inline link elements. This all are located in the <head> section of your wordpress pages. In your wordpress root folder you can see the header.php file. If you open this you may see something like the following code;

<meta name="googlebot" content="index,archive,follow" />
<meta name="msnbot" content="all,index,follow" />
<meta name="robots" content="all,index,follow" />

This tell the search engine to index all pages and followed, and archived. This is very simple and short and easy for use single page. But when you use CMS site it’s may be impossible for you to do this. Perhaps, many blogger always want their main article to appear in the search result of search engine. Here they control duplicate content by the following code;

<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex,noarchive,follow" />
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" />
<meta name="msnbot" content="noindex,follow" />

In this function i am telling search engines that, don’t include this page into the search engine result, at the same time i am telling all search engine that this pages are Okey to crawl and follow the links included on the page.

SEO for WordPress: Finished Duplicate Content

This way may not best for you, this may good for your work. Now i am trying to give you the best way for duplicate content. By this way you can control the duplicate content on your wordpress powered site. This is possible by using some conditional tags into header.php file of your wordpress root folder. There is nothing to say details about this code. Look at the following code and hope you can understand everything by seeing this conditional code;

<?php if(is_home() && (!$paged || $paged == 1) || is_single()) { ?>
<meta name="googlebot" content="index,archive,follow,noodp" />
<meta name="robots" content="all,index,follow" />
<meta name="msnbot" content="all,index,follow" />
<?php } else { ?>
<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex,noarchive,follow,noodp" />
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" />
<meta name="msnbot" content="noindex,follow" />
<?php } ?>

Hope you can understand the Duplicate content and affects SEO for WordPress into it.

Roy Jemee is a professional Blogger. Apart of blogging he likes to play with mathematics. He knows Blogging, Wordpress, PHP, javascript , SEO and some other.