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duplicate meta warning in spite of canonical link ok

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by gkyazna, Mar 12, 2018.

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    I keep getting duplicate meta warnings in Google Search Console for 2 urls of the same page that has canonical link implemented.

    Here is a sample duo I get the warning:


    Problem is at some point I changed url building pattern (second is actual). I imagine Google has kept old link somehow in (some) google index.

    When I changed naming I thought url canonical will help Google but as I can see, in case of the warning it doesn't.

    The only thing that keeps me not too much worried about this is that it only reports 78 warnings for a website with over 100k products so this might be some delay in crawling (though I do get usualiy 2-3k at least googlebot hits).

    Any similar experiences?
    gkyazna, Mar 12, 2018 IP
  2. mrb1129

    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    If you have changed your urls then have you 301 redirected them properly?
    mrb1129, Mar 13, 2018 IP
  3. gkyazna

    gkyazna Greenhorn

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    nope, both links are still working since it is only url rewrite; a redirect would solve the problem but it is not my intention since it only put useless delays in serving page both for the bot and especially for users; also it would mean more processing for a minor cause; should not canonical rel be enough for google to figure out the correct link?
    gkyazna, Mar 15, 2018 IP
  4. Sumit_Singh

    Sumit_Singh Active Member

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    You mean, you want to keep both the links, right? And, you want to make one of them a parent, yes you can use a rel="canonical", and get rid of this warning of duplicate meta.
    Sumit_Singh, Mar 15, 2018 IP