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Tag Pages and Duplicate Content Issue

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dizen, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    Is it a good idea to let search engines index tag pages?. Most of my sites are only have 5 pages of content.

    Letting search engine index my tag pages will increase my site content to 20 pages, but wouldn't Google see these tag pages as duplicate content as these pages have very little content. A lot of my tag pages only contain 1 link to the original post.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Install all in one seo plugin and set it to deindex tag pages. They are useless in terms of serps. The only good thing in tags is that you can set the plugin to use them as meta keywords.
     
  3. sidnettwo

    sidnettwo Junior Member

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    I never set tags or categories to noindex. It may be wrong (or a matter of opinion) but I don't think this is a problem for the search engines and doesn't cause a duplicate content problem.
     
  4. chambras1281

    chambras1281 Junior Member

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    hey! just install the all in one seo plugin and forget about the tags.
     
  5. momba12

    momba12 Junior Member

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    BUMP -- I think this could be an important topic.
    Hi guys, I was just thinking on this topic looking at my hits. I seem to be getting a lot of hits off my tags, I left them to index in the "All in one SEO" plugin. This good or bad? Fact is, many of my tags are ranking pretty high with LTKWs in the SERPs and traffic is coming in off of that. Appreciate any feedback, findings or opinions on this subject.
     
  6. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    if you can manage to set your theme to display only let's say % from posts like excerpts on those tag pages , then yes you can make some good amount of traffic on average , this pages will not be '' duplicate content '' because loads of the tags simply combine few excerpts .... ( don't know if this phrase makes sense ) ... had myself on the past some tag pages ranking like crazy on serps ... most of the time ( like a personal preference ) I use to noindex for categories pages ...
     
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  7. momba12

    momba12 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Do you have any experience or thoughts on/with the "Tags Page" plugin? I guess what it does, is create a whole page of tags on WP site. Not sure how this would blow over with G, but I guess you could disable your Adsen$e account on that page. Not even sure what affect this would have for your site either.
     
  8. theforceof1

    theforceof1 Junior Member

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    Tag and search result links never fall in the duplicate content category