WordPress makes life easy for small businesses, bloggers, and large news sites. You have best practices automatically applied in many cases like canonical links and there are plugins for practically everything else you need.
With the ease of publishing content and designs, you also have a new issue:
Content duplication is a common reason why a WordPress website won’t rank.
Although it’s different from what we traditionally know in SEO as duplicate content (an exact replication of content from wording to code), it is similar and needs to be addressed.
Here are the five most common types of duplicate content issues in WordPress and how to fix them.
Tags are a huge problem for many WordPress websites. When you tag an article it creates a unique page that is full of other content you feel is relevant.
The page will feature snippets from articles or full articles. If the tag is the same as a category or main page on your core website (assuming it’s not a blog),…