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I'm so confused about duplicate content. ( Tags, categories )

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by raytto, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. raytto

    raytto Newbie

    Oct 19, 2013
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    I am usually using two categories and three tags for one content.
    Does that mean that I create five duplicate content each time I write an article?
    Of course, I used yoast seo to set no index for tags and categories.

    Someone told me to put the LSI keyword in the tag, and someone else told me not to use the tag.
    What am I supposed to do?

    Here are my questions.

    1. If I use yoast seo and have no index of tags and categories, does that mean that I am completely free from duplicate content?
    In other words, if I use yoast seo to have no index of tags and categories, can I use multiple tags and categories?

    2. What's the difference between tags and categories?
    In my opinion, both tags and categories are one way to classify my content.
    Also, the WP tag archive and the category archive are different from each other only by their names, and their appearance and html structure look the same.
    If I'm right, would it be okay to classify contents using tags instead of categories?

    My ultimate goal is to create an authority site.
    Other issues have been resolved somewhat, but I've been struggling for three days because of tags, categories, and duplicate content issues.

    The articles on my site are based on tips from many SEO experts.
    Tips for putting LSI keywords, using h2 h3 tags, writing over 500 words, using ALT tags, using bullet lists, and so on.
    As a result, some 'long tail keyword' articles have been ranked on page 1
    but there are still a lot of things that are missing.
    I would like to help you solve the problem that I face.

    I'm sorry I do not have enough English.
    Please note that my target keyword is in a language other than English.
    This article was written with the help of a Google Translator.
  2. Ettienne

    Ettienne Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Mar 3, 2017
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    "I am usually using two categories and three tags for one content.
    Does that mean that I create five duplicate content each time I write an article?"

    No. tags and categories don't count as posts, per se.

    1. Crawlers are smart enough to differentiate between posts, tags and categories. So don't worry about it. As long as the tags and categories are relevant to the article there's no harm.

    2. Categories are your MAIN topic, tags are like hashtags almost, if a user uses a search on your site, it helps them find all articles with that tag. For example, if I make a post on "Inter-linking", the category would be "SEO" and the tags would be "on-page seo, on-page optimization, inter linking" (i always use at least 3 tags per post). There's no limit to tags, the more you want to add the easier it is to find. As long as it's RELEVANT. Categories, I suggest never to use more than 2, and 2 only if you absolutely HAVE to.

    Hope that helps
  3. ZachMiller

    ZachMiller Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Oct 6, 2016
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    No, you have not created duplicate content..

    These are viewed as wholely separate terms (at least in WordPress) and URLs that can be indexed..

    Take for example if you you have http://site.com/tag/best-fiverr-gig-ideas/ - you can get indexed for this URL when people search "best fiverr gig ideas"..

    Again, not duplicate content, just another way to index your content for "user experience"..