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Same contents in different URLs

     
1:48 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Having the same contents in different URLs is not good practice for SEO.

In this case how do we solve it for SEO?

Here is the example:

If suppose I want to list a product in different category

www.example.com/browse_by_category-a/product.html

www.example.com/browse_by_category-b/product.html

The two URLs are having same product but in different category.

The both URLís Title Tag, Meta Data, Keywords are different. But the productís contents are same.

How we do make these pages as Google friendly site or how we do make this pages are not penalizing from Google.

[edited by: tedster at 5:37 pm (utc) on Mar. 16, 2009]

6:03 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You can tell Google not to index one version, through robots.txt, robots meta tags or the new canonical tag. However, that's pretty much a band-aid on a technical set-up that is a bit dicey.

What you are doing here is placing the user's navigational tracking within the url - and that's not a good practice. When a link goes to the final product page, the best approach is to use only one url for that page.

6:12 am on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Tedster,