I use WordPress for my site and I've just run into this dilemma. I have five major categories on my site and each categories have five sub-categories. Usually, the posts are published under one sub-category (i.e. the parent categories will be unchecked while the child category will be checked.)
When I visit my parent category, obviously I see all the child category posts too. Which means that I'm looking at them twice and it's a duplicate content.
Let's say I have a site that has two parent-categories
PYTHON is a sub-category of
LANGUAGES and I publish an article selecting only
PYTHON as the category.
Let's say this is my article's URL -
When I visit my sub-category's URL
mysite.net/python/ - My article with an excerpt appears (obviously!).
When I visit my parent-category url
mysite.net/languages/python/ - My article (with same excerpts) appears too.
Now my questions -
- Both the links have same articles with Same links. Will search engines still pick these as duplicate contents?
- Should I continue ignoring the parent category while publishing?
- Should I
Additional info - This is my current url structure for all posts -
mydomain.net/%postname%/. I don't use