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Jan 19th, 2013, 04:15 AM
Tags rank higher than source pages
I'm running a website that has tags and categories implemented in the news articles. I have recently faced a problem that one of my tags rank higher in google than the original source articles. Is there any reason for that, I mean may be there is a special way of implementing tags on the website that I didn't know about?
Although I must say that I have submitted my website to google just a few weeks back, so may be that will change during time...
Jan 19th, 2013, 10:59 AM
Post the urls in question - in domain (dot) come / filenamehere.php
It is entirely possible that you have a lot of articles all pointing to one particular tag and therefore the tag is seen as more important and relevant than the single source page you refer to.
EDIT: Didn't see the link - post both the source and the tag page.
Last edited by tstolber; Jan 19th, 2013 at 11:00 AM.
Reason: Sorry - didn't see you put the link there
Jan 20th, 2013, 04:34 AM
Dear tstolber, the whole point of setting up tags and categories is to gather the articles in to common topics, therefore linking them to one key-phrase or several keyphrases is inevitable.
Do you think there is anything special that I can implement to my page to avoid that in the future? For example I can set the lower priority in sitemap.xml for tags, or I can use some special canonical tag ? Do you think that will have any effect?
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