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Are tags dup content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jerzydawg, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Just curious: Are Wordpress tags duplicate content? if I have a article tagged with keyword1, keyword2 and keyword3 and I have the tag cloud in the sidebar, I always assumed Google would find it as duplicate content. Is this true or are there advantages to it?
     
  2. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    I don't think so, however I've always spun my tags just as a precaution.

    Possibly after Panda #2... having ANY Dupe Content anywhere could effect you in the SERPS.
     
  3. Jii^2

    Jii^2 Registered Member

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    To asnwer your question: Most likely YES. Most of the times you are better off either not letting Big G crawl your tags or at least write a short (150-300 words) description to all of them. This applies with categories as well.
     
  4. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Isn't that the same as saying using the same word more than once in any article is now duplicate content? So we now have to create sentences and articles with every single word unique!
     
  5. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    What? That makes no sense.

    Big G is able to visit all your tags (/tag1/, /tag2/, /tag3/, /etc/) and notice the same content on all four tags. What does that have to do with anything you said?
     
  6. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Right, and maybe all tags are relevant to the content? A tag is just a pointer so why would you have duplicate content just because different pointers to thesame 1 content?