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    Nandita
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    My blog url is SEOHour.com

    I’m using Copyblogger (free theme) on Genesis Framework. I’m not using any SEO Plugin on my blog since the beginning.

    I’m facing “Duplicate Content” issue. Google has been indexing multiple pages (pagination 1,2,3,4…) of my blog. I’ve done the best possible SEO Setting under Genesis. But still facing the problem.

    My setting is like Genesis —> SEO Setting

    Apply nonarchive to the home page – Check

    Apply noindex to Category archive – Check
    Apply noindex to Tag archive – Check
    Apply noindex to Author archive – Check
    Apply noindex to Date archive – Check
    Apply noindex to Search archive – Check

    Apply nonarchive to Entire Site – Check

    Apply nonarchive to Category Archives – Check
    Apply nonarchive to Tag Archives – Check
    Apply nonarchive to Author Archives – Check
    Apply nonarchive to Date Archives – Check
    Apply nonarchive to Search Archives – Check

    Canonical Paginated Archives – Check

    So Google is not indexing my Categories, Tags etc. but still indexed 10 duplicate pages from the Pagination. I’ve included an example URL below for reference.

    How to prevent and getrid of these already indexed duplicate pages?

    • This topic was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  Nandita.
    • This topic was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  Nandita.
    https://www.google.com/search?num=20&biw=1360&bih=624&q=site%3Aseohour.com&oq=site%3Aseohour.com&gs_l=serp.12...26612.27456.0.29226.11.5.0.0.0.3.127.529.1j4.5.0....0...1c.1.19.serp.7nUiQQLEJ_g
    #49667

    braddalton
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    You could use GWMT to remove url’s from the index manually. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/59819?hl=en


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    Brad Dalton400+ StudioPress Tutorials & 1200+ Code snippets

    #49669

    Nandita
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    Hi,

    But Google WMT doesn’t remove live URL. The page has to return 404 or 401 status code. Moreover the removed URLs last for 90 days and again appear in Google search after that.

    #49671

    braddalton
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    You can add them to your robots.txt immediately.


    WordPress Developer & Consultant
    Brad Dalton400+ StudioPress Tutorials & 1200+ Code snippets

    #49751

    Nandita
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    Can you please tell me – Which file to add in robots.txt to avoid pagination issue (duplication)?

    #101073

    robindean
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    Yes, I’m going to reopen this thread.

    I’m having the same problem on streamline-pro. Basically, I want to “noindex, follow” ALL PAGINATION.

    How do I do this?


    Shabadoo!

    #101081

    robindean
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    After a bit of Googling, I found a solution.

    For my theme and it’s customizations in particular, I ended up simply adding this to my functions.php file:

    function noindex_pagination() {
    echo ‘<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex,follow,noarchive,noodp,noydir”/>’;
    }
    if (substr($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], 0, 6) == ‘/page/’) {
    remove_action(‘genesis_meta’,'genesis_robots_meta’);
    add_action(‘genesis_meta’,'noindex_pagination’);
    }


    Shabadoo!

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