WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Tagline Creating Duplicate Content Issue? (11 posts)

  1. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,
    My blog tagline shows correctly from my admin dashboard, and the save button appears to work fine, plus the blog tagline displays correctly on the front end of my blog. Neither of those seem to be an issue. However, in my Google Webmaster Tools dashboard under 'html' suggestions, Google shows I have a 'duplicate title tag', which must mean I have a tagline issue.

    Can someone tell me where, and from what file(s) the blog tagline should display, and the proper code that should be in those files? Several forum threads I read instructed to look in the theme index.php file, which I did, and look for this code, or add it if it's not there:

    <?php
    bloginfo('description');
    ?>

    When I look in my theme index.php file, I don't see that code. Could that be why I'm having the problem? If so, where do I add it into my theme index.php file, which is for the theme 'Motion'.

    Or, if anyone has an idea of what else might be causing the duplicate title issue, if it's not from my theme index.php file, I would appreciate the help. Thank you!

  2. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What makes you think it means that? The tagline generally has nothing to do with the title tag. Click the plus sign and Google will tell you which pages have duplicate title tags. It also helps to provide a link.

  3. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks SS_Minnow, Here's what it shows in my Google Webmaster Tools dashboard under html suggestions:

    Pages with duplicate title tags 2
    2006 November
    /2006/11/
    /2006/11/page/3/

    My url:
    http://www.linkandblog.com

    The reason I thought it may have been a tagline issue is because about a month ago I had the same sort of problem showing up in my Google Webmaster Tools dashboard, but at that time the duplicate title tag keyed off the text I use for my tagline. Then it went away and disappeared from my Google dashboard, so I thought it was resolved, until now last week a different duplicate title tag issue (the one shown above) has now shown up.

    I guess it's not coming from the blog tagline then, but don't have a clue what to look for in order to resolve it. Thank you for your help. By the way, did you ever get off the island after the SS_Minnow crashed? Lol.

  4. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I identify with the Skipper because he is the one who got them shipwrecked in the first place but they still look to him for leadership.

    If you go to those pages you can see that they do indeed have the same Title tag.

    The All In One SEO Pack plugin can solve your problem.

  5. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I identify with the Skipper because he is the one who got them shipwrecked in the first place but they still look to him for leadership.

    Lol - I trust though that I won't end up shipwrecked by installing the seo pack. That was a plugin on my wish list anyhow, but I was trying to get as many issues resolved as possible prior to adding in any more plugins.

    I'll be installing the plugin, and then I'll come back and report if it eliminated the duplicate title tag issue that showed up. Thanks!

  6. 4evrblu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The All in One SEO pack is awesome, and no it will not shipwreck you.

    Once you install it, you will find the customizable fields at the bottom of every new post template page.

  7. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks 4everblu,
    Before I install the seo pack I'm also trying to resolve some permalink issues, which I wrote about in a prior forum post, but have yet to resolve. Hoping to get the challenges with my permalink structure resolved soon, so I can feel okay about adding another plugin.

  8. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does anyone have another suggestion for how I could resolve my duplicate title tag issues? I found out that the All in One SEO pack will not work with my hosts server configuration, so I need another way to resolve this issue. (See the third post in this thread). Thanks.

  9. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Still hoping to find a solution for this since I can't use the All in one SEO pack. Anyone know another way to fix my duplicate title tag issue?

  10. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Researching this further, this is what I came up with:

    For WordPress users, its very easy to fix this. Go On your Root of Server, create new File i.e robots.txt, Now paste the following lines in it:
    
        Sitemap: http://www.yoursitename.com/sitemap.xml
        User-agent: Googlebot
        Disallow: /*/trackback
        Disallow: /*/feed
        Disallow: /*/comments
        Disallow: /*?*
        Disallow: /*?
        Disallow: /*page/*
    
        User-agent: *
        Disallow: /cgi-bin/
        Disallow: /wp-admin/
        Disallow: /wp-includes/
        Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/
        Disallow: /wp-content/themes/
        Disallow: /trackback
        Disallow: /comments
        Disallow: /feed

    Could a mod or someone here inform me if this would present any problems with WP 2.9.1, or with upgrades? Thanks.

  11. Inspired2Write
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Still hoping for an answer here...
    Can anyone tell me if the above code for a robot.txt file would present any problems? And, is there any potential conflicts with a robot.txt file depending on how my host's server is configured? Thanks in advance!

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic