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How do duplicate description tags affect in SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jennypretty, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. jennypretty

    jennypretty Newbie

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    Hello,

    I checked on my Google webmaster tool sitemap today and found some duplicate title tags. The reason is that I changed the seo friendly URLs a few months ago and now both new and old URLs are indexed, which show duplicate title tags and description tags.

    For example:

    /dating/united-states/ (old)

    /online-dating/united-states/ (new)

    They both have the same title and description tags.

    Do you think the old urls (/dating/united-states/) will automatically deindex in the next few months?

    If not,

    Should I DISALLOW /dating/ from my robots.txt file to deindex it from Google?

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. turbohacker

    turbohacker Regular Member

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    Why not 301 the old url to the new??
     
  3. stubo1903

    stubo1903 Junior Member

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    If the old url is redirected to the new one then I wouldn't worry about it, it will fall out of the index within a few weeks.
     
  4. webhost50

    webhost50 Newbie

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    I would wait to see if they fall off and if not do a 301 redirect.