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301 articles to home page - Duplicate content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BHJere, May 8, 2016.

  1. BHJere

    BHJere Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I am in the middle of working on a project, where due to the nature of the site, I´d want to have only a few select articles showed in full on the home page. They are relevant and I am using them as a kind of "information boxes" to be displayed on the home page. Without going in to the Why? so much, Id like to talk about duplicate content issues.

    In this case, would it make sense to 301 those specific article URLs to the home page to avoid any duplicate content issues? Or could this be seen as some kind of attempt to game the "system"?

    To make things clear, it would mean about 20-25% of all articles.
     
  2. BHJere

    BHJere Newbie

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    Or would it make sense to use canonical pointed to the home page in this specific case for those few articles?
     
  3. SEO Sicko

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    I think you can avoid duplicate content because Google will easily found out.
    Or try to minimize the percentage of duplicate contents in articles.
     
  4. Xcepty

    Xcepty Registered Member

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    You can also try to add a field for your product's description on your home page...
    No duplicate, relevant++, no headache ;)

    PS : Be careful between Home page description and product page description. Try to add more information on your product page.
     
  5. SEO FOX

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    Duplicate content is considered as spam by google. Please avoid duplicate contents.