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Duplicate content caused by Joom!Fish

Post by FrankLigt » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:24 am

Duplicate content is bad for your Google search results. (almost) Everyone knows that. Unfortunately I have duplicate content by using Joom!Fish. Knowing our Dutch homepage and our English homepage. I'll post the examples below, with the things I've been trying to resolve.

inolvi.nl gets a nice redirect to http://www.inolvi.nl (non-www to www)
http://www.inolvi.nl remains http://www.inolvi.nl
For this I used the following code in to .htaccess, just below RewriteEngine On

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RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^inolvi.nl [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.inolvi.nl/$1 [L,R=301]
This has solved some of the duplicate content.

But...
The homepage is now (only) at two locations. To know http://www.inolvi.nl and http://www.inolvi.nl/nl (the same for the English version (/en)). This is evident when you visit the homepage by using the Home button, and using the language selector on the top right.

To solve this problem, I tried the following codes in to .htaccess, without success.

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//301 Redirect Old File
Redirect 301 http://www.inolvi.nl/nl http://www.inolvi.nl

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//301 Redirect Entire Directory
RedirectMatch 301 http://www.inolvi.nl/nl(.*) http://www.inolvi.nl/$1
I also created a folder named nl and en. I have placed an index with a redirect to the Dutch homepage and English homepage. This has not worked.

What solutions can I still try. I'm sure there are more people who have or had this problem. Any help is welcome!

Already thanks a lot!

Regards,
Frank Ligthart
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Re: Duplicate content caused by Joom!Fish

Post by crazydeveloper » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:23 am

I think the best is 301 redirection from non-www to www version for get rid of canonical issue.
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Re: Duplicate content caused by Joom!Fish

Post by psantamaria » Wed May 16, 2012 2:32 am

Hi I have the same problem with joomfish,
Has anyone found a solution?

crazydeveloper, the problem is not non-www to www problem, maybe you should read better before posting answers

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Re: Duplicate content caused by Joom!Fish

Post by MaxDurango » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:34 pm

Hey,
Curious to see if you got anywhere on the issue. I am precisely in the same situation, except I also had to deal with canonical links. I took care of those with a plugin, leaving me with the index.php and index.php/en issue.

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Re: Duplicate content caused by Joom!Fish

Post by JDFSEO » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:30 am

I recommend adding the duplicate content to the robots.txt its not a difficult fix. Sorry this topic is a little old (necropost) but I noticed nobody answered it properly. Hopefully this helps!

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Re: Duplicate content caused by Joom!Fish

Post by hoang_vnn85 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:17 am

you can tell me more, I also encountered this problem!

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Re: Duplicate content caused by Joom!Fish

Post by Quimera » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:47 pm

I had the same problem and applied a double solution:

- Add Redirect 301 to my .htaccess
I know it is not the best of the solutions but if you've got a small site (less than 100 articles and small growing), you can create a sitemap and check for your duplicated URL/content. Then, every time you create a new article check if you have a double URL (i. e. http://www.domain.com/lan/content > http://www.domain.com/content).

- Add a canonical tag to contents
That way, when Google checks your site, it can inform that the original content is on http://www.domain.com/lan/content, no matter the charged page. To do this, follow this blog: http://www.concept-br.de/blog/canonical-tag-for-joomla/

I hope this can helps.


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