Two SEF urls for one article - duplicate content

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Two SEF urls for one article - duplicate content

Postby Joomalaboo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:50 am

When I checked my website for duplicate content on siteliner I came across the following issue:

One article has two SEF urls:
  • www.creactor.nl/producten/10-training-creatief-denken
  • www.creactor.nl/blog/10-training-creatief-denken
FYI: This article has the category 'producten' and NOT the category 'blog'

The same with this article:
  • www.creactor.nl/producten/20-workshops/40-team-creativiteit
  • www.creactor.nl/producten/40-workshop-team-creativiteit
FYI: the categories 'producten' and 'workshops' are at the same level in the categories hierarchy.

First of all, I do not understand why Joomla has generated these two versions.
And second, how do I correct this?

Thank you so much for your help!

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Re: Two SEF urls for one article - duplicate content

Postby itoctopus » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:12 am

This is a common problem with Joomla. It will check only the last part of the URL to generate the page. You can replace "producten" with anything (like "tomato", for example), and the URL would still work.

Of course, this does not provide an answer to your question, but the real question is how did the URL with the "blog" get indexed. Maybe this article belonged to the blog category at one point.

If you're having a problem with just a few articles, then you can just have a 301 redirect from the wrong URL to the correct one. You can always use canonical links.
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Re: Two SEF urls for one article - duplicate content

Postby Hackwar » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:33 pm

Use Joomla 3.8 and enable "experimental" routing in the integration tab of the article component.
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Re: Two SEF urls for one article - duplicate content

Postby Per Yngve Berg » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:48 pm

'producten' is probably a Menu Item.


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