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Can categories and tags cause duplicate content issues with Google? (3 posts)

  1. seoinfobox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been told on some forums people have been slapped because of using categories and tags as google somehow sees things as duplicate content.

    Anyone have any experience with this? Do you use tags and categories without issue?

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is because they abuse them, such as using trademarks and corporate names etc as tags or categories without respecting the rules that either have set forth, including legal ones, in an attempt to get more site hits and serve ads without having any good content. Make a site with good content, give proper credit respecting trademarks and copyrights, and you will be OK. When a site is abusive of such a simple email from a corp. official will get your site unlisted.

  3. seoinfobox
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think any of the people I spoke to were slapped because of using brand and corporate names, that wasn't the issue.

    Anyone have any issues with google penalising / banning because of use (perhaps overuse?) of categories and tags?

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