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Newbie here plz help - what should be robot meta tags setting for tags pages

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by eddie_v, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. eddie_v

    eddie_v Junior Member

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    Hi

    im a complete newbie just trying hard online. i have a website about deals and offers which is basically a wordpress blog and i have thesis installed on it. I have seen that my competitors have their tags pages being shown up in google and they have been getting a lot of traffic because of that.

    at the moment my robot meta tags settings are

    noindex- sub,tag,author,day,month,year
    index-category

    nofollow- tag,author,day,month,year
    follow-sub, category

    this is not a regular blog where landing on a post page is always better considered better than on a tag or category page.so i do want my tag pages to come up in search results. at the same time i do not want any issues with duplicate content. can u plz help me whether tags should be index and follow or index and nofollow. if i index them should i noindex the categories. all the post r divided into about 3 categories

    thanks
     
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    eddie_v Junior Member

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    anyone
     
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    eddie_v Junior Member

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    we have so many wordpress and seo experts here. i'l be v thankful if someone takes time to advise
     
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    eddie_v Junior Member

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    can anyone advise me on this
     
  5. jony.wags

    jony.wags BANNED BANNED

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    what plugin you use for seo?
     
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    jony.wags BANNED BANNED

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    if you want to show the tag pages you need to configure the seo plugin, and then link building for tag pages
     
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    thanks for reply jony. i dont use any plugin because I use thesis theme.I know how to configure it to index tag pages but what i need to know is that the right think to do or will that create duplicacy issues. Also should tag links be follow r unfollw thanks
     
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    livecrunch Registered Member

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    Tags can be ******** many people leave it as is, but then again... if SEO plugin (with thesis) is not setup right, yes you could face duplicates..
    Tags don't bring much traffic in... you might think that but from owning blog with over 1mil visitors a month maybe some 1K really came to tags and that was back in the days of 2008 when google was not that harsh..
     
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