With WordPress, smaller businesses have found enough space to publish their content in the form of blogging. But with this ease of WordPress, there is a growing problem of duplicate content that needs to be addressed. Therefore, there are different types of duplicate content that can be fixed by multiple techniques.
Different Types of Duplicate Content:
Duplicate content in WordPress is different from SEO duplicate content as it involves duplication of tags, categories, search box URLs, competing topics, and others. Thus, each one of these categories requires a different process to fix it.
The number one type of duplicate content emerges out of tags. When you add a tag on your website, if the tag matches the same subject as your article, then it starts to show snippets or even the full form of the article. In this way, you create a competition for your own article on your own website. This is the first type of duplicate content that you generate from adding tags.
In order to solve this problem, you can do two things. First, you can remove these tags altogether, and another method is to use the index do-follow tag. The no index do follow tag will give search engines the signal that they should keep on ranking the article as the snippets are thin content. You should also use a plagiarism checker like Copy Checker – a free tool that helps you identify duplicity in the content.
The next type of duplicate content is due to the categories. The categories reflect a particular content, yet that content may not be specific to answering the questions of the users. Therefore, this is called thin content and adds difficulty for search engines to rank the content.
In order to solve this, you can add no index follow tags, and specify query titles. The search engine will then start to rank your website. However, make sure that the tags you add don’t refer to competitive business articles. Likewise, make sure you use a plagiarism detector to review the whole website including its database to make it stand apart.
Examine your website to determine if you have any other miscellaneous things that interfere. They might include producing PDF copies of information that are also indexable while printing, or other versions in quotations, which can be problematic for short postings.
You may have an RSS feed that uploads content pages rather than snippets and simply feeds headlines or descriptions (I believe I’ve only discovered this once, so it’s not a major issue to be concerned about).
The areas mentioned above are the major eligibility that can term your content as duplicate according to many search engines. So make sure you identify grey areas in your content and remove them to save WordPress rankings.