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Old 11-29-2011   #1
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Featured Section and Dupe Content Issue

Hey Everyone,

I have a client's site where the categories are what control what post goes to the featured section of the front page. Is there a way to choose a second category without creating duplicate content? Canonical plugin?

Please let me know! Thanks
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Re: Featured Section and Dupe Content Issue

I would use a snippet of the article for the front page and thus have more there for readers to choose from and then jump to the inner area where the article gets posted by itself in full
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Re: Featured Section and Dupe Content Issue

That's what we're doing. Just a snippet then they enter the site to the main full doc. But the way the snippet gets to the featured section is via the Category function. I thought that the more categories you click the more copies are made. Sorry I'm doing this in Wordpress.
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Re: Featured Section and Dupe Content Issue

goldsteinmedia, AussieWebmaster is right. As long as it is a snippet of the article, there won't be a duplicate content issue. Google compares one FULL page's content to another full page's content when it comes to duplicate content. So if it's a snippet then you have nothing to worry about as long as you have other content on the page.

By the way, in WordPress you use the "more" tag on the post or article to split up the article like you're suggesting.
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