Since the last Google PageRank update my organic traffic (mainly from Google) has decreased in about 20% which has worried me a bit, i started a complete checkup on search engines for my blog. I ended up to find out that most of my posts were ending in Supplemental results, i got in panic..but then made peace of mind since i haven’t actually built many links for my blog for search engine optimization purpose and thought that my pages ended in supplemental results due to lack of quality backlinks to those pages.
There was no peace, after couple days i started thinking about this again, then i started to look around WordPress again and again, the exported HTML coding structure, the inner pages (even tho i am noob as far as it regards PHP programming language) i couldn’t see what was wrong. While surfing on my own blog i did notice something, i had duplicated pages all over my site *shocked*.
The same identical post could be found on the main page, on the archives page, on the categories page, on the secondary pages uh..thats just too much of duplicated content from just one web site. Since i am noob in PHP i started to look after a solution on Google, found thousends of ideas and tricks, suggestions to .htaccess block the pages where i would not want the bots to crawl so i can keep my post pages clean and safe from duplicated content, hacks for meta tags robots noindex control, those were all brilliant ideas, but wasn’t what i was exactly looking for, i did not wanted to block robots from crawling the category pages or the secondary pages, i just wanted to give more importance to the main page and the posts page to the search engines.
After hours and hours of searching, i got lucky, an ideal solution, a perfect SEO Optimization hack for WordPress, i found it. The hack for SEO optimizing the WordPress blog looks like this: