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New Blogger Duplicate Content Cure - Fix Duplicate Contents

New Blogger Duplicate Content Cure Article

What is Duplicate Content ?

Duplicate Content simply means repetition of same information, usually copied word to word and simultaneously made available at various locations either on your own blog and/or published on others' websites (with or without your consent). Most widely used blogging softwares like Wordpress, New Blogger in Draft also suffer from Duplicate Content issues. If you're a Blogspot user you probably know that once you publish any post its information is simultaneously made available at three different locations on your blog. These three locations are Post page, Index page and your blog's Archive page.

Google's Duplicate Content Policy

Google search engine penalise sites with Duplicate Content and blogspot blogs are no execption to its strict policy. I don't blame Google for such strict behaviour as I think its only motto is to give credit to original content provider and crub content copiers by labeling them under supplement results. This helps Google to do some justice with original content provider and overall increase users' satisfaction by filtering duplicate information.

A Duplicate Content Trap

It may get messy if original publisher's site itself gets caught in Duplicate Content trap. This has happened with one of my blog. Initially all of its new pages were indexed by for few days but later most of them suddenly went off into Google's supplement results. Duplicate content badly hammers site's indexed pages, its pageranks, affects traffic quality and finally revenue generation too.

Tips For Duplicate Content Cure

Duplicate Content is very easy to fix or cure by using following tips:-

1. The 1st very basic step every new blogger should remember is that never copy and paste others contents directly on your website or blog. Even if you do so unluckly, see to it that you better rewrite the same message in your own words. Please! Never copy directly others contents on your site since Google's Algorithm will definitely catch your copied contents and later penalise your site badly.
2. The 2nd most important step is to prior verify (by searching on whether the data you're about to publish is already indexed in search engine or not. If you find it is already indexed word to word then better re-write it again in your own words. However if you write articles without referring other online resources then you need not follow this step since anyhow you'll produce unique original material.
3. The 3rd step is to make your own blog's platform a Duplicate Content Cured.

Wordpress Duplicate Content Cure

As far as wordpress blogs are concerned there is a easy solution for them in following Wordpress Duplicate Content Cure Code :-
<!-- Wordpress Duplicate Content Cure -->
<?php if((is_single() || is_page()) && (!is_paged())) { ?>
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow,noodp" />
<?php } ?>
<?php if(is_home()) { ?>
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow,noodp" />
<?php } ?>
<?php if(is_archive() || is_category()) { ?>
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow,noarchive,noodp" />
<?php } ?>
<?php if(is_search() || is_404()) { ?>
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow,noarchive,noodp" />
<?php } ?>
<!-- Wordpress Duplicate Content Cure -->

To implement this on your wordpress blog open wp-content\themes\default\header.php in a notepad and add above code anywere inside its head tag. Above code willl instruct robot to index only article pages and not archive pages of your wordpress blog. Further very important, you need not use WORDPRESS DUPLICATE CONTENT CURE PLUGIN with this code.

Blogspot (Blogger) Duplicate Content Cure

What about Blogspot users ? There is an easy solution for them too but blogspot users may have to edit there blog template. To do so follow these steps:-
Step 1) Login in your blogger account and then go to Layout >> Edit HTML.
Step 2) Backup your original template first by clicking 'Download Full Template'

Step 3) Then look at your template code and scroll till you find < head > and just after that but before < body > add following recommended code to make your blog permanently Duplicate Content free:- 

See picture below to know, How to add code in your blogspot template?

Duplicate Content Cure

Code For Indexing Only Blogger Article Pages...

This Code is Highly Recommended !!!

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex,follow,noarchive,noodp' name='robots'/>
<meta content='index,follow,noarchive,noodp' name='robots'/>

Above code will instruct a search engine to index only unique article post pages and not to index either home page or archive pages.
After testing for nearly 7 months, I say, above Blogspot Duplicate Content Cure Code works great not only on Google but also on other search engines including latest Bing and improved Yahoo Search. It is safe to use above code and indexing your unique article(item) pages won't be a problem.
I highly recommend all blogspot users to use only above tested code in their templates to effectively Fix Duplicate Content. I'm also using this same code on my blog.

Alternate Code For Indexing Both Blogger Home Page & Article Pages...

Alternate Case:- Some bloggers may want to index both Home page as well as Post pages but not Archive pages, if that's the case better use this code...

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<meta content='index,follow,noarchive,noodp' name='robots'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta content='index,follow,noarchive,noodp' name='robots'/>
<meta content='noindex,follow,noarchive,noodp' name='robots'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex,follow,noarchive,noodp' name='robots'/>
This alternate code will index both Home page as well as Article(item) Post pages of your blog but not Archive pages.

I've covered all major duplicate content issues. If you still have a problem then let's discuss it. Please use comment box on this page and leave me a message.

Best of Luck and Happy Blogging !!! Rds, Gaurav Akrani :)

Article Updated On: 26th June 2009.


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