How To Block Archive Duplicate Content From Search Engines

How To Block Archive Duplicate Content From Search Engines - Why would you want to block archive pages? The answer is to prevent Google from penalizing your blog due to duplicate content. You see archive pages do not have contents of their own. What you see on them are duplicates, taken from individual post pages. And if both Pages (the individual post and archive pages having the same content) are indexed by Google, that constitutes duplicate content.

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This might pull down search engine rankings. Blogger archive pages can pose a little problem. You can see on this image below that both archive page and post pages have same content. You need to block it.

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The problem probably started when I added Blogger Archive widget to the sidebar. This widget provided access for web crawlers to the archive pages, Which eventually led to the pages being indexed by Google.

How To Block Archive Duplicate Content From Search Engines

You can block archive duplicate content by telling search engines not to index Archive Pages. This can be achieved by adding a "noindex" robots Meta Tag to the archive pages.

1. Login to your Blogger Account
2. Go to Dashboard > Design > Edit HTML
3. Find the <head> tag and add the following code below it;
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex,noarchive' name='robots'/>
The archive pages will eventually drop off from search engine result pages, Remove (Dead) broken Links from Search engine result pages... Hope That Was Easy To Implement

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