Apr 15, 2009 at 8:49 PM
Edited Apr 15, 2009 at 8:51 PM
I created a new page by selecting pages and added a title and text. I made this the front page by selecting the tick box “Is front page” and not selecting “Show in list”.
When I do a search on google and my home page appears it will list other pages on my home page that contain the same search phrase.
This is great because it enables people to find other pages on my website containing the same key words.
However one of the pages it lists contains exactly the same title and content but is shown as a separate page.
So I have the same content on two different pages.
Googles search engine results also show two separate pages with duplicate content in the search engine results
I’ve read from “SEO experts” that duplicate content on a website is not good because it dilutes the ranking power between two pages.
Do I need to add a nonfollow or noindex line in the robots.txt file or is there another way around this problem?