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It seems like you might have something like this on your site: <link rel='alternate' type='application/rss+xml' title='RSS' href=''> So search engines, RSS readers, etc... are attempting to access your /rss directory.


You can't. This is textbook duplicate content. Either use canonical URLs, don't let the duplicate site be crawled and indexed, or don't duplicate the site. But definitely don't expect there to be anyway to have the same content twice without being penalized for duplicate content.


I do like creativity but, I'm afraid the idea just doesn't make sense to me. When you set up an RSS feed, you want the links to actually point to your site, not apply a nofollow to them. Also, links that have nofollow applied will cause search engine robots not to scan them and if the resulting pages are very high quality with advertisements in your name, ...


RSS does not allow for nofollow. RSS is not HTML but a simple mark-up for Really Simple Syndication. The documentation for RSS 2.0 can be found here: It will contain much of the latest information you need.


You could create a RSS XML page with static content indicating there is no feed available. Something like this: <rss version="2.0" xmlns:content="" xmlns:wfw="" xmlns:dc="" xmlns:atom="" ...

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