WordPress 2.3 makes creating dupe content even easier!

WordPress 2.3 has tags built in, as it was one of the most requested features by users. The default kubrick theme and a lot of others now have a link underneath each post to the category the post was placed in and the tags appointed to the post. Like this:

Dupe content by WP

Combine that with WordPress’s default date based archive, and you’ve got a problem… Mostly because most users will use tags that are similar to their categories, and will post like once a day, creating a post and a date based archive page for each post as well… It’s easy to prevent that, but most people won’t bother, creating dupe content hell. So today’s wise lesson:

Pick one form of archives, and stick with it!

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5 Responses

  1. Dave DavisBy Dave Davis on 8 October, 2007

    Just nofollow the tags and noindex the tag pages, maybe robots.txt exclude them too for good measure and you’re good to go.

  2. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 8 October, 2007

    to be honest, I wouldn’t even create them… Just 301 them away.

  3. Dave DavisBy Dave Davis on 8 October, 2007

    301 the tag links? To where?

  4. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 8 October, 2007

    I meant 301 the tag pages to / , and remove the links :)

  5. nanokulturBy nanokultur on 4 February, 2008

    Hello!

    I get the point. But a little more detailed article would greatly help to understand this!