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SO basically google indexed those pages also and have the same text as the original article. Google put all these prinit pages into supplemental.
I can not see that right, google is practically disabling me to help people print the article.
Should I remove those icons from each page so the google is not going to think it is a duplicate content?
That so so amazingly stupid to me.
I think google is just saying that he like only high educated seo who makes websites exactly like it wants, and it will punish the others.
It seems to me that that is not fair at all.
So I am asking should I remove the print option?
And is that going to do harm to my site?
It isn't like a penalty was applied or something against your main pages. I could see you complaining about it if the print pages stayed in the main index and the regular versions went supplemental.
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css" media="screen,projection" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />
Set display:none for things you dont want to show in the print version.
Now if that bothers you, just block search engines from these pages with your robots.txt file.
Otherwise, I don't see how it is harming your site.
As they contain no navigation to the rest of your site, they aren't useful to visitors that may directly land on them from a search result.