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Ive searched everywhere throughout here and seems to be a common thread but before I implement I want to make sure and get a few seperate opinions on my specific dilema .
My blog looks like this http://www.example.com/blog/2009/06/name-of-my-post.html
I want to avoid duplicate content and not sure how. Ive seen some people say robots.txt and others say certain plugins. What i want to do is have my archives and categories not indexed. It seems that those would be the 2 to avoid being indexed so I'm not penalized for duplicate content.
Several of my posts have multiple categories. Should I just delete the categories and avoid using them for any post. My blog does not need them. should I just delete the categories on my template in general. Will this avoid them form being followed. As I said i never use them and really dont need my users to see them.
Whats the best way to avoid duplicate content on wordpress? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
[edited by: tedster at 1:04 am (utc) on Aug. 1, 2009]
[edit reason] switch to example.com - it can never be owned [/edit]
WordPress And Google: Avoiding Duplicate Content Issues [webmasterworld.com]
It's a few year old, now, but it does cover the main issues. Also, during the intervening time, Google did get better with not making duplicate trouble for common applications like Wordpress.
[edited by: tedster at 3:11 am (utc) on Aug. 1, 2009]