@vinnie 1. Create a robot.txt file
A robot.txt is a text file that helps search engines like Google and Bing to avoid crawling duplicate content on websites. It tells search engine crawlers which URLs you want them to see and which to ignore.
- Set canonical URLs
- A canonical URL tells a search engine that certain URL variations are actually one page. This helps to avoid duplicate content issues. You can do this by adding meta tags like “rel=canonical” to the <head> of your HTML document.
- Use canonical URLs in header
- You can add canonical URLs to your header by using the "Link" header function. This is especially important for product pages or URL parameters that can cause duplicate content issues.
- Prevent duplicate content with hreflang tags
- The hreflang tag can help you prevent duplicate content issues on multi-lingual sites. It tells search engines which language a web page is written in, helping them identify which pages are duplicates in other languages.
- Implement a content delivery network
- A content delivery network (CDN) is a way to cache static content, like images and videos, on distributed servers, helping to reduce the load on your own web server. This can help to reduce duplicate content issues, as content is aggregated and shared across multiple servers.