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    Wordpress categories and tags. Nofollow or Noindex or default?

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    Hello,

    some people on the internet saying it is good idea to tell Google not to index:

    - Wordpress posts Archive
    - Tags
    - Categories

    because of:

    a) duplicate content (posts text is visible both on category pages & archive pages versus posts itself)
    b) too many links/low value content (tag pages)

    but there are two options:

    - tell google not to follow links
    - tell google not to index pages

    How to Nofollow or NoIndex in Wordpress

    Nofollow: example by adding nofollow attribute to the category links in the widget. But how? its another question..

    NoIndex: example by updating robots.txt file:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /tag/
    Disallow: /category/

    Nofollow/Noindex: A) in HTML header section of the page source code, one can add:

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" />

    it will allow following links on that page, but will not index that page

    B) The plugin that is automatic nofollow and noindex on Wordpress is example: Yoast WP SEO

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    This tool can tell 403 (forbidden) error if you add an page within categories or tags you disallowed (noindex) to bots using robots.txt file (an example above)

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    Is this useful / helpfull? Yes | No
    it could look better for Google not to have to index hundreds of page which are meaningless and have the same content but with diferent URL
    That's why I don't use the wordpress tags because it just creates duplicate content...(this wordpress feature could be improved if you could add different block content for each tag...)

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