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Duplicate content question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by washington2010, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. washington2010

    washington2010 Regular Member

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    Whitegold Junior Member

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    It certainly won't do you any favours ... go and move the content around a little if you can . .. change titles, description and move links up or down the page .. also cut and paste the content up ... in other words chop and change the source code as much as possible ... otherwise I would restrict access to one of the pages away from the spiders with robots txt .. i think you can gues which one ..

    Respect, Goldie...
     
  3. washington2010

    washington2010 Regular Member

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    hmmm good idea, if i cant come up with a good chop on the content, it is good to restrict /innerpage with robotx.txt?
     
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    Definitely restrict access to the duplicate files. Its ok to use duplicate material from other people's web site, but you need to have more backlinks pointing to your page over the original.
     
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    Have you ever made a site full of duplicate content? please do it and see what happens.

    I may say it though. NOTHING...
     
  6. krisism

    krisism Newbie

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    Hey washington2010,

    The easiest solution to your problem (and the one preferred by big G) is to use a canonical tag.
    Code:
    <link rel='canonical' href='moneypage.html'>
    This tag is used to say - "Hey Google, I have similar pages but only want you to take this one into account." They will follow it and the greatest benefit is links coming into the other pages should pass juice to the moneypage (as Google essentially treats it like a redirect).

    The other bonus about this method is you're not inhibiting any crawling on your pages by blocking them (through noindex or robots.txt). This means less dead ends for crawlers and more open doors for them to keep crawling around. Not that important for many sites though - just best practice :)

    Hope that helps, cheers!