3 best ways to prevent duplicate content from blog for SEO

By Faruque Ahamed Mollick

Most of the search engines like Google take duplicate content seriously and this is also for the contents on your own blog. You should not have two or more duplicate page on your blog. Duplicate content surely affect on your search engine ranking and it is harmful for your blog. You can lose your organic search traffic if there are too many duplicate content on your site found by search engines. So you have to take some step so that you can be sure that there are no duplicate content exist on your site.

In this blog I am going to tell you 3 best ways to prevent your blog from duplicate contents and blog post so that your site will not affected by any Google update and always your blog exist as SEO friendly.

What steps you have to take to prevent your blog from duplicate content?

There are some steps that you can take to prevent duplicate content. I am going to tell you what to do to prevent your site from duplicate contents from Google search engine.

Here are  my 3 best ways that you can take to prevent your blog from duplicate content:

301 Redirect:

If you have duplicate content or blog post then this is one of the best way to setup 301 redirect from the duplicate page to original page. Suppose you have an old post and then created another post same to the previous post but with some new modified and with new content added, in this case you can setup 301 redirect for that old version of the post.

Use Rel=”canonical”:

You can use  rel=canonical tag tag to prevent your blog from duplicate content. The rel=canonical meta tag passes the same amount of link juice (ranking power) as a 301 redirect do, and often takes up much less development time to implement.

Canonical URL allows you to tell search engines that the similar URLs are actually one and the same. Sometimes you have web pages that is accessible under multiple URLs, or even on multiple websites also. In this situation canonicalization of URL can help you without harming your rankings. Canonicalization also can fix stem from multiple uses for a single piece of writing a paragraph or, more often, an entire page of content that appears in multiple locations or URLs on one website or on multiple websites.

This meta tag is part of the HTML head tag of a web page. This meta tag simply uses a rel parameter. Here is an example of meta tag:

<link href=”https://www.eyeswift.com/3-best-ways-to-prevent-duplicate-content-from-blog-for-seo” rel=”canonical” />

Using noindex, follow meta robots tag:

It is obviously nice to use the meta robots tag with the values “noindex, follow” to prevent duplicate content from your blog on search engines to rank better. It can be implemented on pages that should not be included in a search engine’s index. It allows the search engine bots to crawl the links on the specified page, but prevent from including that page in their search index. You can use it to solve the pagination issue on SEO. And you must should use noindex, follow meta robots tag for the category and tag pages of your blog. I highly recommend you to read this post to know more about it – Meta robots or robots.txt to noindex blog category and tag. This post will tells you about noindex, follow in details.


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