WordPress duplicate content question

by ArielT
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Hello, I'm just to build my first wordpress site, I've heard that may happend duplicate content, but I don't know what could cause that, anyone can explain me when this happen?
I plan to start making posts and putting them in catgories, is there the posibility of duplicate content this way?
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Woolard
    Yes...I use SEO YOAST plug in to help avoid this.

    What happens is your post is published in category section, single post section, and sometime archive sections, possibly others but cant recall.

    So one post is published on at least 3 different pages on your site.

    Use SEO Yoast to add noindex and/or nofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    ok, thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author vickybabe
      I don't believe it to be a problem. I have never had any dramas with this type of thing
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Originally Posted by ArielT View Post

    Hello, I'm just to build my first wordpress site, I've heard that may happend duplicate content, but I don't know what could cause that, anyone can explain me when this happen?
    I plan to start making posts and putting them in catgories, is there the posibility of duplicate content this way?
    I don't think that will be a problem. I can't remember any client informing us having that as a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    You can use the Yoast SEO plugin to exclude robots from spidering categories, tags and archives. I'm not actually convinced through my own testing that duplicate content is an issue anyway, but if you are paranoid, exclude archives and authors in yoast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter C
    Even without any seo plugin, I do not have any issue with duplicate contents problem with wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    Originally Posted by ArielT View Post

    Hello, I'm just to build my first wordpress site, I've heard that may happend duplicate content, but I don't know what could cause that, anyone can explain me when this happen?
    I plan to start making posts and putting them in catgories, is there the posibility of duplicate content this way?
    Duplicate content in WordPress is a myth. Google is perfectly aware what WP is and which internal structure a typical WP site has. It knows that the same post content may appear on different URLs (main page, the post itself, archives, search results etc). So all those plugins that flag some WP sections as "noindex" are just wasting of your server resources.
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Woolard
      Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

      Duplicate content in WordPress is a myth. Google is perfectly aware what WP is and which internal structure a typical WP site has. It knows that the same post content may appear on different URLs (main page, the post itself, archives, search results etc). So all those plugins that flag some WP sections as "noindex" are just wasting of your server resources.
      Actually nobody knows for sure. I am of the opinion that google does not optimize for any sites specifically...In other words they don't care if it's WordPress or not, their algorithm treats it the same.

      So yes, there is duplicate content on out-of the box wordpress sites. Whether that effects rankings or not is questionable.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    ok guys, interesting answers, thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    I have never had the problem..

    Use copyscape to find the duplicates...

    Here is a free alternative:
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    Remember to correct the sensitivity to get less results

    /Kragsig
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    Another question I had forgotten, I was thinking in the idea of creating a page for puting all the reviews, I know the category goes great for this, but I was thinking in also add a page with the review name and list there all my products reviews with pictures so if a visitor clicks the review botton at the nav, would go to this page, now the questions:

    1- Is it good or bad idea?

    2- Most people agreed above in no worry about possible duplicate content with category, archive, etc, but in this case of a page to show the reviews? the solution would be add no index or something like this? because a page with pure links no way
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