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  • Hi I’m wondering if the pages that are added to the home page as sections should be set as no-index. This is because they may show as duplicate content, since they would be shown on the home page AND on their own pages.

    And if that is the case, would that cause the sections to be set as no-index as well?

    Thanks,
    Sergio

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  • I have exactly the same question.Thanks, Karin

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    As far as I’m aware, no-index represents the whole page. I don’t see your concern when pulling excerpts of content into the Homepage. However if you’re pulling the whole pages into the homepage then yes you shouldn’t have those additional pages on your website.

    Thanks Andrew,

    As I use my pages as seperate pages in de menu and have added them as sections to the homepage, the homepage shows the complete text of each page, so duplicate content?

    Should I work with the ‘read more tag’ then at the home page to prevent duplicate content?

    It happened that Google is showing the home page and doesn’t show the URL of the page I prefer (I guess because of this duplicate content?

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    Should I work with the ‘read more tag’ then at the home page to prevent duplicate content?

    Yes.

    It happened that Google is showing the home page and doesn’t show the URL of the page I prefer (I guess because of this duplicate content?

    There could be many reasons behind that. If Google penalised you then you’d know in a more obvious way. Start a new thread to get help with that issue: https://wordpress.org/support/theme/twentyseventeen/#new-post

    Hi, thanks, then I am going to add the ‘read more’ tag. Probably Twenty Seventeen support should add this information for other people somewhere, as I was not aware of this duplicate content this theme creates:).

    The site has not been penalised, no issues.

    – No-index or canonicals are not necessary for Twenty Seventeen?

    Sorry to be late to my own thread 🙂

    I don’t use the pages as excerpts on the home page. The pages are used, both, as parts of the home page (single page with several sections) and also as standalone pages.

    This sounds like it would be considered duplicate content. So question is, should I no-index the pages that are used as sections on the home page? This way they are not seen by search engines.

    Or is there some other way to handle this? While not using excerpts, since I do want to show the complete content…

    Thanks

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    So question is, should I no-index the pages that are used as sections on the home page?

    I don’t understand what you mean. Your homepage is 1 page and that’s what Google or an external user will see. Putting no-index on your Homepage will apply to the Homepage itself.

    Sorry if that didn’t make sense.

    I have a home page. I also have page A, B, and C.
    All three pages are being added to the home page as sections (not as excerpts) to the home page. When Google crawls my site, it will see the home page’s content (including all of the content from A, B, and C) and will also see all the content on the individual pages. This seems like it would be flagged as duplicate content.

    What I’m thinking of doing is setting A, B, and C (not the home page) as no-index. That way Google won’t crawl those three pages and will crawl the home page.

    Now there won’t be any duplicate content and everyone is happy 🙂

    Or is this not necessary?

    Thanks for your help!

    I will be setting the pages that are added to the home page as sections as no-index and keeping the home page as default. That way search engines don’t see duplicate content.

    Seems like the best way. Unless there are other opinions 🙂

    I have exactly the same question. This is why I am not very happy with the theme because of its duplicated content.

    I ‘think’ this is the best solution (as ecotechie suggested), I am going to set these home page sections as no index as well, unless there are other opinions but maybe I am wrong.

    Twenty Seventeen developers, your advice how to handle this would be highly appreciated.Thanks.

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    I’m not the theme’s developers, but my advice is to only use excerpts of the pages on your Homepage.

    Thanks Andrew!

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