What is Pagination & Duplicate Content Issue?
The Pagination & Duplicate Content Issue is the huge case and early this year’s Google update picked up on that. I started to look at this deep since one of our clients EOT Cleaning ranks dropped on SERP’s for “end of tenancy cleaning London” because they were having many pages with the similar meaning.
What’s bad is having pages with exactly the same content. That’s what happened when you have a blog. Becuase the blog page is one page and actual blog post page is one more page.
For example, on this page, https://www.end-of-tenancy-london.co.uk/blog/ displays the blogs (In this blog as summaries) and check this > https://www.end-of-tenancy-london.co.uk/our-eot-cleaning-fees-infographic/ it also displays as a page.
Now let’s look at this more closely.
Check this blog http://www.jewel-paula.com/ the blog posts are on the home page right? – That’s a page and you can see the articles are fully displayed on the home page.
And if you clicked on a blog post, say http://www.jewel-paula.com/modern-wardrobe-designs/ the same also shows on the page. Google bots pick this up as two pages having the same content.
Rand Fishkin wrote a good post about explaining “How to Deal with Pagination & Duplicate Content Issues”
You can read it here > https://moz.com/blog/how-to-deal-with-pagination-duplicate-content-issues
Hope you got a good understanding now about what is the Pagination & Duplicate Content Issue.
How to solve the Pagination & Duplicate Content Issue?
This is how I would do it… I install the All in one SEO plugin and activate the noindex command.
Watch the video below where I show to solve the Pagination & Duplicate Content Issue on your WordPress website by installing the All in one SEO plugin.