What is duplicate content on website or blogs. When we publish our first article on the WordPress we found that lot of duplicate content problem were reported by duplicate content checker tools. This problem may even penalize your website when google index it.
What is duplicate content checker
You can see by the image given below that how the same content of the word press blog is access from different URL.
You can see by enlarging the image. duplicate content in WordPress is arises by the many reasons we will discuss them one by one and also fix them. there are certain tools available for you to check the duplicate content in your blogs.
How duplicate content checker helps you.
Words or article content which may be on your website or blog and accessed by two or three URL that the duplicate content problem arises. As you can see from the above image article are accessed from following.
- external website URL
From it is clear that the WordPress has created five copies of the content and the google search engine will not able to decide which link to be indexed for publishing. Google keep the blog with penalty with lot of duplicate content. from the above image you can see different % of duplicate content. That time we have written 32o8 word on the blog and the duplicate content checker is showing no of time.
- Duplicate content checker like SEMrush is help you in finding your problem and then you can fix them.
- Yoast SEO wordpress plugin will help you in fixing the problem rightly
- You can also read my article how to start a blog .
- Keep the Tags and Categories no index.
- keep author archives on no index. the pages in the archives are only for the user and has duplicate content for the search engine. once the user archives on the site than they can use archive.
Attachment Image URL
when we write the articles with images in the content, we attaches the images for the better appropriation of the article. image is uploaded on the blog with a URL. when the visitor click the image ,it takes you to the page.
How to fix image attachment URL problem.
using Yoast SEO plugin we can use permalink setting ” Redirect attachment URLs to parent post URL.
Select proper theme to over come duplicate content.
some good producer like genesis framwork with child them we can over overcome this duplicate content problem as they are optimize for the SEO. it will cost you around $100 dollar.
Reply to comment (Replytocom issue)
when you reply to the comment on your blogs for the visitors than a link is developed and it got indexed for the search engine . Now question arises how to fix this problem. when you are not having any link in the gogle search for replytocom than you can add this robot.txt
so when google bot crawl the robot.txt and find this , they will get the signals not index the replytocom.
From the above it is well clear that you can either use free tools like Yoast SEO , siteliner , SEMrush for Duplicate content checking and than you can fix them as suggested above.
Removal of the duplicate content
if you are able to manage the removal of the duplicate content than you have done 40% of the SEO. this not a big problem just yo start following the steps given above and you will fell it.
Removal of Duplicate Content URL With Help of Google Search Console
See the image below to remove the duplicate content URL or image file or directory.
- GO to the google webmaster tool
- Google Index> Removal URLs
- click to the Temporary hide
- Now Enter the same path of the link ,file , directory as shown in search engine or copy paste from the google search engine.
- click to continue
- three option are given . we have to select as per our requirement.We selected the Temporarily hide the directory.
Use Excerpts To Avoid Duplicate Content
We should use Excerpts of the different post on home page to avoid the duplicate content problem on the home page with other post links. Excerpt takes few words from the each page and show as sludge on the Home page thus the duplicate page problem of the home page can be avoided.
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