Questions RE: Advanced Wordpress Techniques

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I've been working with wordpress off and on for several months now and have a bit of familiarity with using it - and the myriad of plugins available - to optimize it for various types of sites.

I've wrapped my mind around the SEO implications and the use of themes and sidebars to make a pleasant human readable site. I've also developed a heirarchy of categories, parent and child pages, and posts.

Before I bore you to death, here's my question...I've found a plugin that allows you to include posts within pages, thus allowing you to combine similar posts that are made over a period of time into a larger page that is more specific to the topics and keywords involved and 'hopefully' will have more "link Juice" than they would if spread all about the blog.

The only problem I've found with this idea is the duplication of content that occurs when you have a post in one place and then that same text included in a page elsewhere. Whereas we can debate the duplicate content penalty from article directory to blog to squidoo lense, the penalty for the same content on the same site is pretty much recognized.

Is there a plugin or a way of setting up a robots file that will deny spider access to posts that you now want indexed as text within a page elsewhere?

I hope that makes sense because I really want to be able to use a form of this on one of my blogs as it grows more complex, without getting penalized by the search engines.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Try Wordpress Robots Meta plugin.
  • Profile picture of the author Lynette Crase
    There is a plugin called Duplicate Content Cure that prevents search engines from indexing wordpress pages that contain duplicate content, like archives and category pages. I hope this helps.
    • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
      Thanks guys, I'm looking into both of those but they seem to be more appropriate for masking pages, such as archives and categories, rather than posts. Perhaps they're just not as specific in their terms as I. I'll do some digging.

      Any other ideas?

  • Profile picture of the author Michael D
    I guess I would have to have a look at the plugin before I could help you with that. I am no Wordpress Guru, but I know my way around it pretty well. There is a plugin called related post plugin which will pull related posts and put the links at the bottom of your post.

    This is one of my "required" plugins along with the All-in-One-SEO plugin. I have found these two seem to help your blogs rank better in the SERPS. Also, the All-in-One-SEO plugin allows you to nofollow pages and posts in the advanced settings.

    I don't know if this helps you or not but it is something to look into.

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