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Does Google consider Activity Streem as duplicated content?

  • Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    Member’s activities are automatically updated across the network, it can show up in the forum, personal activity, group activity…
    I’m just wondering– how Google read this?

    If Google consider this as duplicated content, then, our page rank will be infected.

    I heard that r-a-y developed a plugin for showing excerpts instead of full activity content. Is it for the purpose of not being penalized?

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    You probably do not want activity and profiles to be scraped by google. For one, its a users privacy invasion.

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    @modemlooper , thanks for the suggestion. I didn’t realized this issue. But, do we have control over this issue? How to not allow google scraping through?

    Even if we can stop google scraping through some items, forum posts are still good to be exposed to google. Forum post are on at least 3 pages– Topic page, Group activity, Site activity. Personal activity(ignore this if block google on personal page)

    So, at least the Group Activity and Site Activity are duplicated contents?

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    You create a file called robots.txt and you specify which URL so for instance it could be anything after /activity

    User-agent: Googlebot
    Disallow: /activity/*

    This blocks google from scraping your images. This is a MUST for social networks that are using Albums.
    User-agent: Googlebot-Image
    Disallow: /

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    @modemlooper , thanks for the tip!

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