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Wordpress urls /?p= and /tag/

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by rotrych, Dec 8, 2015.

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  1. rotrych

    rotrych Newbie

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    Hello members,


    I have the WordPress website with theme KARMA in it.
    The problem I have is that after running the XENU I found that I have the following URLS:
    www(dot)domain(dot)com/?p=1530
    www(dot)domain(dot)com/?p=1533
    www(dot)domain(dot)com/?p=1555
    and more....


    When I click on it, it goes to my human readable URLs, so it is duplication as for me.
    So I don't know :
    1. How they appeared?
    2. Is there SEO impact by having them?
    3. How can I delete them OR exclude them, so Search engines wouldn't see them ,because it is duplication.


    My second question is about the TAGs . When we create a tag in WordPress it does create the page for it such as www(dot)domain(dot)com/tag/how-to-do/ .

    If I created the tag "how-to-do" & tag "do-it-yourself" and then used it on the same blog post it will appears on both tag's pages

    www(dot)domain(dot)com/tag/how-to-do/
    www(dot)domain(dot)com/tag/do-it-yourself/

    so this way I have the duplication, because both tags URLs shows me the same post.


    Question:
    1. Should I keep TAGs? SEO sowtware shows it as an critical error as the duplication.
    2. If I'll delete the TAGs, sho I redirect them for SEO juice ?


    Thank you a lot.:)
     
  2. Dvarmin

    Dvarmin Regular Member

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    Well it's perfectly normal to have multiple tags for a single post, and therefore a little duplicate content on your website. It shouldn't do you any harm.
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

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    Neither /?p and /tag are duplicate pages. Using tags correctly helps google to better understand the structure and the subject of your website. You can change permalinks from WP dashboard Settings-> Permalinks, preferably set them to Postnames.
    [h=2][/h]