I have posted previously about wordpress tags and archives and whether it can lead to duplicate content problems, the overwhelming response was NO google is smart enough to realise the difference.
However when I do a search
site:www.example.com I get results like this:
Example Archive - Website Name url example.com/category/url Loren Ipsum Dol Bla Example Archive - Website Name url example.com/tag/url Loren Ipsum Dol Bla
Two identical results showing in the serps the only difference being in the url slug where the the one says
category and the second says
Now even though I have been told the above does not count towards duplicate content, it drives me crazy and I feel it is not good for user experience
What I would Like To Do
I want to eliminate the above, I have two options:
- I can remove the tags from posts, just binding them to categories
- Preferably - I can do a 301 redirect from the tags to the main category
Can there be any sort of repercussion doing a 301 redirect from a tag / archive page to a main category page? Am I fine doing this, or can it potentially lead to problems down the road?