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Blogs and Rel-Canonical

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zee007, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    I'm building out WEB 2.0's and I was wondering about duplicate content. Since each post shows up on the homepage and it has a separate page as well, will Google consider this as a duplicate content? Or do blogs already have an in built re-canonical tag?
     
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    That won't be taken as duplicate, as the homepage content is updating regularly.
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Great question zee007,

    Since the home page of the property and the post page have different URL's, it would just be a matter of which one gets indexed first. So a home page might be example.com (and has a post on it) and the post page might be example.com/post#1. Google may crawl the home page first or the post page first but either way the content will be indexed.

    I don't have any solid proof on this but I would venture a guess that most reputable web 2.0's have canonical functions in place.

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  4. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the update guys, but I want to really find out about the canonical tag. Without it, the content will definitely be taken as duplicate. Here is a blog: http://ruditronics.wordpress.com

    I dont see a rel canonical tag anywhere in the individual posts or the homepage
     
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    Install All in One SEO and you have canonical URL's.
     
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    zee007 Senior Member

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    Yeah that stuff would work for wordpress, but I'm trying to create a bunch of WEB 2.0 properties and probably cant play around with the HTML code.