Comment feeds need to be noindex by default
|Reported by:||joostdevalk||Owned by:|
One of the most common SEO problems a WordPress blog has, is that all the comment feeds get indexed.
Why is this a problem? Well, first of all, it's duplicate content, the comments are in the article page, AND they're in the feed, and Google get's to decide which of the two to show in a search result page.
Secondly, because they're hardly ever useful WHEN they show up in the search for something (the article would be way better), they're a waste of spidering time... If you want your blog to be well indexed, you don't want the spider to waste time on comment feeds, when he could be grabbing your articles.
So my proposition is to add the relatively new robots noindex tag for rss feeds to them by default:
<xhtml:meta xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" name="robots" content="noindex" />