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how to avoid duplicate content problems?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Lauriat, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    Hi, i am setting up vbulletin forum and i have posted same 'article' of forum rules & posting guidelines in each forum section, how to avoid duplicate content problems?

    Please help!
     
  2. andreaklarin

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    Hello,

    I think to avoid the Problem of duplicate content you should the content plagiarism checker. So that you cannot be cheated by the copied Content.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. gh0st_0

    gh0st_0 Senior Member

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    Spin it a little, like change some words and some phrases and than like the First rule can go Third on your forum and stuff like that. Also those are rules so no one can tell you shit about duplicate content .
     
  4. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    No this is not what i was asking for. I was thinking about using Rel="canonical" tag or make these duplicate pages no=index

    ​i just don't know how to implement this properly.
     
  5. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    Hello?.... anyone
     
  6. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Who cares about duplicate content here? Are you trying to rank your forum rules & posting guidelines pages? You don't have yo worry about a site-wide penalty because two pages share content.

    If only Techxan was here to do a better job of explaining this.
     
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  7. Content Mario

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    Don't worry about the content in forum rules and guidelines. It is not taken as duplicate content.
     
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  9. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    You all say that because it is 'rules and guidelines' it does not count as duplicate content, but i believe google bots or algorithm don't care what is topic of the content. If it is duplicated then there is chance of getting penalty or at least it could negatively impact domain rankings altogether.

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en
     
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    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    Just noindex those pages. There is no point on having them crawled. If you're talking about user generated. There are a couple plugins that help.
     
  12. SeoPublicist

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    ..safe bet I'll re-write the content even if it's a forum, worst case scenario your time spent doing it
    or just spend $5 for the re-writing offering a perfect feedback on any of the outsourcing times, why not
     
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    bcslbrands Junior Member

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    the third poster was correct here. Set that up and you will be good to go.
     
  14. SEO20

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    Use canonical URLs
    Code:
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en
    
     
  15. Wrong Turn

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    No worries, it's not a duplicate content. cheers
     
  16. kyescontent

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    Noindex sounds like the fast, smart solution.
     
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    Use Copyscape to avoid this problem