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Why the [email protected] is Google indexing the same link twice!?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DisguiseMarketing, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. DisguiseMarketing

    DisguiseMarketing Junior Member

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    when i do site:url.com

    i get the normal post

    url.com/a-totally-normal-post <---like this

    then i get the irregular post

    url.com/a-totally-normal-post?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-totally-normal-post <---like this


    so i do my research to find out that some message board has grabbed my rss feed and is indexing the feed correct?

    ?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign= <----so will google slap me for duplicate content?
     
  2. SnowWar

    SnowWar Power Member

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    There are some rules and regulations to do the things.
    But if you do it one way and you expect it to happen differently then it is a different matter.
     
  3. DisguiseMarketing

    DisguiseMarketing Junior Member

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    can you elaborate on that? i haven't done anything but tweeted, shared on facebook, used tumblr, a couple of message board posts...and submitted my feed to a few directories...what do you mean?
     
  4. DisguiseMarketing

    DisguiseMarketing Junior Member

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    i hope you don't mean that i purposely did the forum thing. no...
     
  5. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Google does that on purpose so that it can penalize you. Be careful... :rolleyes:
     
  6. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    hey if it is going to wrong url, then block those in htaccess.
     
  7. DisguiseMarketing

    DisguiseMarketing Junior Member

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    if you don't know, then that's one thing. but thanks for the humor anyway.
     
  8. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Disallow the undesired URLs using robots.txt. You may want to go into Google WMT and manually remove those pages too. Duplicate content will definitely harm your SERPS, but is not a "penalty" in the normal sense as you can easily correct it.
     
  9. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    As long as you're not doing anything against Google TOS you should be fine and with time Google will de-index the unnecessary URL, at least from my experience.

    You may also want to take a look at this:

    Code:
    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139394
     
  10. Typlo

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    The urls you are no longer linking to will need to return 404 or 410 or at least be blocked using a robots noindex meta tag or be disallowed in robots.txt .
    Perhaps best would be to 301 redirect them to whatever urls you like to have (whil of course not using them anywhere, just the final destinaiton urls).

    Otherwise they will continue existing in the index since they already got indexed, and since they are shorter than the ones with dates, yet apparently returning the same content, they will likely be favored for
    indexing.
     
  11. DisguiseMarketing

    DisguiseMarketing Junior Member

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    UPDATE:

    I have been hit with the "duplicate title tags" for the RSS feed situation. I did a robots.txt and disallowed the entire /feed like that. is that helpful or harmful? i'm also going to disallow ?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=.So this should save me right? where do i add the canonical tags in wordpress?
    ..
     
  12. tarunsingh

    tarunsingh Newbie

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    I think canonical can work here as well if you are using wordpress it can be simply done.
     
  13. bane!

    bane! Registered Member

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    I'm having the same problem. did you resolve the situation? where did this extra page come from exactly?thanks :)
     
  14. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Canonical time.
     
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  15. bane!

    bane! Registered Member

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    ok thanks! But why is it happening?