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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='http://example.com/rss'> So search engines, RSS readers, etc... are attempting to access your /rss directory.


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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.


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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, ...


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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: http://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html It will contain much of the latest information you need.


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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="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" ...


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To make content on the internet private, you need to protect it with user names and passwords. Ensure that only logged in users with permissions can view the content. You could implement basic authentacation via your .htaccess file or use one of several WordPress plugins such as this one.


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The official way of letting Google know of your updates is your sitemap. Submitting your Google Site's sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools On your Webmaster Tools home page, select your site. In the left sidebar, click Site configuration and then Sitemaps. Click the Add/Test Sitemap button in the top right. Enter /system/feeds/sitemap into the text box ...


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Placing a canonical link in RSS won't be effective. For a canonical link to work it must be in the <head> section of the document. The RSS feed would be rendered into the body of the document on another site. Google has been very clear on this point. They ensure that their implementation ignores canonical tags that are not in the proper place. ...


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Those characters affected are the ones that are usually encoded as HTML entities: &lt;, &gt;, &apos and &quot;. Maybe you need to decode them first?



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