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April 18, 2017 at 3:33 am #307182Todd
How do I stop posts from showing up on Google as both a current post and an archive post?
I’d asked a similar question when blog posts were showing up as archive, made a suggested change, (I forgot what the change was), but now its showing up on Google search results as both a current post and an archive post.
I don’t see a way to show a screenshot of the issue, but if one Google searches ram collision repair minooka, they’ll see it.
Any help is appreciated, I don’t want SEO to be impacted for duplicate content.GeneratePress 1.3.46April 18, 2017 at 9:29 am #307359TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperApril 19, 2017 at 4:38 am #307625DavidStaffCustomer SupportApril 19, 2017 at 9:30 am #307742TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Are you using a plugin like Yoast SEO? If not, I would suggest installing it. It allows you to set your titles for archive pages etc..April 19, 2017 at 11:28 am #307807Todd
Hi Tom, yes I’m using Yoast. I have author archives and date archives set to “disabled”. It indicates that “links to archives might still be output by your theme and you need to remove them separately”. What I’m most concerned with is the duplicate content.April 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm #308001TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Ah, so you’re using a static page to display those posts? Using a plugin probably?
You could potentially set up 301 redirects using a plugin or your .htaccess file so the archive page redirects to your custom page.April 20, 2017 at 6:26 am #308131Todd
Hmmm… The blog posts show up on a page other than the home page, but that’s setup through the WordPress settings not a plugin… Settings>Reading>Front page displays
A Static Page
Front Page: Static URL
Posts Page: Static URL
Is that not correct?
I’d love to have the blog posts on the front page below a static portion of the page but I can’t figure out how to do that, although I’ve seen it on other sites.April 20, 2017 at 10:06 am #308213TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Hmm maybe I’m confused.
Are you simply trying to remove this from your title on archive pages?: https://www.screencast.com/t/LVlJG2sENiGApril 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm #308290Todd
Yes that’s correct. I’ve basically got duplicates showing up on Google… That’s an issue for SEO. Then to make matters worse the title reads “archive” despite the post being new. Actually any of the titles that read “archive” I doubt anyone would click on because they’d assume they’re old, but from what I understand that’s a WordPress thing.April 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm #308382TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I’m not seeing any duplicates, at least in the screenshot. Those are all different pages with different content. The archives page which shows snippets of blog posts doesn’t count as duplicate content.
As for removing the “Archives” part, that’s done in Yoast SEO inside the “SEO > Titles & Metas” area.
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