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Do you no-index legal pages and privacy policy pages in your site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gvncerri, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    Do you no-index legal pages and privacy policy pages in your site?

    (Because the content is often standard and therefore duplicated)
     
  2. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    The situation is this: I want to put these pages to my WP blog: About us, Contact us, Terms of service, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy.

    I want to put them because thay increase authority and therefore ranking.

    Please

    What should I do? Placing standardize text and no-index the page since it's duplicate content or write something completely new?

    Thanks
     
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    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    I put noindex tags on my privacy policy and disclaimer page just to be on the safe side. I mean after all, how many visitors arrive at your site from a search engine by typing "we only use your information for analytics purposes" and blah blah blah...
     
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    gvncerri Regular Member

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    and if you no-index those pages you can use standard text without incurring in duplicate content penalty?
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Gvncerri,

    If you are using standard language that is found across the web for these pages, it would be wise to exclude them in robots.txt. If you have written completely original content there is no need to do so. The only thing you will want to avoid is trying to rank these pages for a keyword terms that the page isn't really about.

    Here is Google's policy on duplicate content,

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

    Hope that helps you,

    Shawn
     
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    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    Matt Cutts just put out a video regarding this and doesn't mention noindex as an option. I choose to noindex mine however.

     
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    I always do. Don't know why, but I do it..
     
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    I usually re-word privacy policies to make them more site specific and leave them to be indexed.