Support » Plugin: Universal Post Manager » Be very careful! This plugin will ruin your SEO by creating duplicate content

  • We installed this on our work blog and after a couple of weeks I suddenly noticed a large increase in duplicate titles in Webmaster tools. I soon realised to my horror that the ?upm= extensions were not automatically set to ‘Noindex’ and that our entire blog had effectively been duplicated or triplicated. After adding ‘Noindex’ to all extensions this took months to recover from.

    It is absolutely astounding (and irresponsible on the part of the plugin developers) that the default setting in UPM isn’t ‘Hide from Search engines’ in fact, we can’t see why you would EVER want search engines to waste crawl budget on all this duplicate content or why you would ever want it indexed when by default it will always be a duplicate of the original post.

    USE VERY CAREFULLY

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