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#1 realmaverickuk

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:55 AM

I'm doing an SEO audit on Acne.org and just found something that's literally god smacked me.

Google site:http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/gallery/

This shows 3.2 million results. Buckets of duplicate content but still, 3.2 million indexed results.

The 3.2 million indexed pages, bought a total of 14 visits in the entire month.

This is for a huge website that gets millions of visitors every month, masses of inbound links etc.

We're going to noindex the entire gallery, ATM it's a waste of link juice and crawl allowance.

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#2 Rimi

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

The 3.2 million indexed pages, bought a total of 14 visits in the entire month.

Well...who goes looking for pictures of people with acne in the first place?

That's scary..what does the webmaster tools say for the duplicate content?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:24 AM

Well...who goes looking for pictures of people with acne in the first place?

That's scary..what does the webmaster tools say for the duplicate content?


You'd be surprised. The galleries are actually popular, except NOBODY finds us via them, they visit them once at the website.

WMT reports a lot of duplicate content. Urls like index.php/gallery/image/45401-atralin-week-1-pic-10/page__k__bb2fe024f8a71424996db6d9af08c1fc__settingNewSkin__1

All 5 pics in this gallery, all have duplicate titles etc

/messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23330-week-5/
/messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23331-week-5/
/messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23332-week-5/
/messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23333-week-5/

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#4 Rimi

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:28 AM

Well isn't that the user's fault? Its no different than two threads with the same name right?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

Well isn't that the user's fault? Its no different than two threads with the same name right?


Those particular URLs, yeah. Though if I'd designed the software, I'd have done a check, and not allowed a user to create to images with the same name.

But overall, looking at the titles of the pages, url of image: med_gallery_58235_6557_289254.jpg, no alt text etc. It's not good.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

There's also the view all sizes page that serves up at least 2 and up to 4 duplicate titles.

http://community.inv...600x450/medium/
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:57 AM

lack of canonical tags which may have helped was reported in tracker about 6 months ago
but again its a case of diy

http://community.inv...l-link-missing/
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