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Google indexing my wordpress custom theme weird

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by brutang, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. brutang

    brutang Junior Member

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    I have a site using wordpress up about a geo-targetted niche.. i put up a hand-written 600 word keyword optimized post. So, I have www.example.com as the main page showing the post, then www.example.com/keyword-post using %postname%

    Google indexed my www.example.com/keyword-post

    as

    "Title >> Blog Archive >> Post Name"

    which is weird because my custom theme is ultra stripped down and the HTML source generated has 0 trace of the words "Blog", "Archive", or the characters ">>".

    One last question which I think I know the answer to, but i'll ask anyways.

    I had the meta description pulling the wordpress "description" field (being the slogan line under the main title) but Google indexed me with it's own description it pulled from the first few lines of the post itself.. if I want my own custom description, should I hand-write it instead of using

    <meta name="description" content="<?php bloginfo('description'); ?>" />
    ?

    Lastly, should I set the www.example.com/keyword-post as noindex to avoid duplicate content as the same post is on www.example.com as well as www.example.com/keyword-post ?

    Appreciate the answers, I'll make sure and give thanks to any helpful posts! :)
     
  2. ChadTKimball

    ChadTKimball Regular Member Premium Member

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    Not sure about the title issue, but whether you write your blog description or wordpress generates it, it looks the same to google.

    I wouldn't recommend no-indexing example.com/keyword-post - as soon as it's off the home page of example.com (if/when you've added more blog posts) no one will find it in google.
     
  3. iClick2Cash

    iClick2Cash Registered Member

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    Are you using a wordpress SEO plugin? If you are, check that. ;)
     
  4. brutang

    brutang Junior Member

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    Nope, no plugins. It's as stripped down as a wordpress blog can get- A header/description, 1 page, sidebar being a few relevant links, and a 600 word article.