Help with url names, have been demoted down ranks!

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Hi everyone,

I hope someone can help... I have a content management system that I use to add pages to my site... recently the web company I use to build my sites has changed things so that my pages are no longer '' ... they now read ''

As these have been changed google it showing 'Duplicate title tags' and 'duplicate meta descriptions' in webmaster tools: eg:

The first one here is the original page name, the second when it was changed and I have subsequently changed it again.

Google search is bringing the second two up in searches at different positions; far lower than they were originally.

My question is, if I leave the page names as they are now will this resolve itself or do I need to do something? Also I assume google is penalising me as it will see it as duplicate content?

Any input welcome, please help as I am having a nervous break-down!! :S

Kind regards,

David. Doncaster - UK

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Re: Help with url names, have been demoted down ranks!
« Reply #1 on: 12-12-2012, 01:10:49 »
Question: Is post one redirecting to post 2, and post 2 to 3?

If not, that's what you need to do. Make 301 permanent redirects if they all have the same content. If the first 2 pages are still active on your site, use the "noindex" attribute to tell Google not to cache them (only on the first 2).

Do that, and you'll see the problem disappear as soon as they've crawled your site a few times.


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