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How Non-canonical URL is getting indexed and ranking?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by sriram.on, Apr 27, 2021.

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    Hi Experts,
    SEMrush
    The business insider created two versions of the same content.

    The first one is ranking if you search from the US
    https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-will-sign-covid-19-stimulus-bill-with-1400-checks-on-friday-2021-3

    The second one is ranking if you search from India
    https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/biden-will-sign-the-1-9-trillion-coronavirus-bill-with-1400-stimulus-checks-on-friday-white-house-says/articleshow/81438858.cms

    Even though the second URL pointing canonical URL to the first URL, how is it ranking? There is no hreflang to mention Google which audience it should serve? If Google respect the canonical, the second one should not be ranking, right?
     
    sriram.on, Apr 27, 2021 IP
    SEMrush
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  3. Myles Claude

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    HTTP/HTTPS and WWW/non-WWW canonical issues can be fixed by implementing a sitewide 301 redirect to the correct version of your URL. There are several ways to set up a sitewide redirect. The simplest, least risky method is to set up the redirect through your website's host.
     
    Myles Claude, Apr 27, 2021 IP
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    Well, it's normal behaviour. Google indexes both URLs. Even Google sometimes indexes those URLs which we mark no indexed. Similarly, sometimes it picks the meta tags other than defined by user .
     
    Cloud_Geek, Apr 28, 2021 IP
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    because of both version of url's are different and this is not canonical issue.
    Solution: Kindly do 301 permanent redirection of secondary page on primary page. Google will automatically remove your secondary page from SERP.
     
    Kiranraj, Apr 28, 2021 IP