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A Question About Duplicate content & Robot Meta Tags.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Mc Bruce Lee, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Mc Bruce Lee

    Mc Bruce Lee Junior Member

    Feb 5, 2013
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    So I created this amazon affiliate ecommerce sites. Basically all the products data are copied from the amazon. My homepage is original content, but all my products pages are duplicate content, by that, I mean an exact copy from the amazon's sites.

    My ideal solution would be to get all my pages indexed in google even if they don't rank high. But I do want to rank for my homepage, which is original content.

    So is it possible for my product pages to get indexed in the google but still not let them effect the ranking of my home page, by adding this <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX, NOFOLLOW"> meta tags on my product pages. or the duplicate content will still effect the ranking of my home page even if I set the robot meta tags of duplicate pages to nofollow, because they belong to the same domain as the homepage.

    Or is it better to just go with <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">. that way they don't effect the my homepage at all.

    Just learned about all this robot meta tags today, so little confuse.
  2. DDuce

    DDuce Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 11, 2011
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    Right here
    The second one, noindex. Nofollow means you don't want crawlers to follow any of the links on that specific page. Noindex means you don't want them to save the page and show it in the search results.

    A page with a noindex tag is ignored, a page with just a nofollow will be judged just as harshly as one without.

    In your situation, is to put a nofollow tag on your homepage and a noindex, nofollow on your product pages. Or just omit the whole nofollow thing for pages, it's a bit counter intuitive - use them on your links:

    <[I]a href[/I]="/page" rel="[I]nofollow[/I]">anchor</a>
    Makes more sense there and the effect is the same. You don't/do index pages, you don't/do follow links :)