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Have a duplicate URL, should I do anything about it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, May 4, 2014.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    My wordpress site has /author/admin which lists the posts I've posted, which is identical to the front page.
    Is there anything I should do? Or should it be okay since front page will get all of the attention anyways?
     
  2. I Make Dollars

    I Make Dollars BANNED BANNED

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    You don't want duplicate content ever.

    I would advise you 301 the duplicate page to the home page (as long as its a static url)

    thats the easy way to do it, if you can't do this (only reason to be will be a dynamic url) go into the theme and edit out all links to this page or delete the child template for that page.
     
  3. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Just noindex the /author/ directory in the robots.txt file.
     
  4. hosam020

    hosam020 Junior Member

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    for any wordpress website i will better use in my robots.txt
    Disallow: /cgi-bin
    Disallow: /wp-admin
    Disallow: /wp-includes
    Disallow: /wp-content/plugins
    Disallow: /wp-content/cache
    Disallow: /wp-content/themes
    Disallow: /wp-trackback
    Disallow: /wp-feed
    Disallow: /wp-comments
    Disallow: */trackback
    Disallow: */feed
    Disallow: */comments
    Disallow: /author/
    Disallow: /tag/
    Disallow: /category/
     
  5. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    If problems arise use 301 redirection.