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oxy32
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Duplicate articles

Post by oxy32 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:44 pm

Hello,

I find out that Google index the wrong URLs for articles that are under a sub menu.

Menu is like this: head item:"overig" sub menu:"surb-vi" (overig/surb-vi)
But for some reason, an article is reachable from two links:
the good one:https://www.binnendemuren.be/overig/sur ... g-het-goed
the bad one: https://www.binnendemuren.be/surb-vi/62 ... g-het-goed
in the bad one there you also don't see the title (no H1 tag and for some reason google indext this URL and not the good one with the H1 tag).

What setting do I have to change so that only the good URL works ? The article is connected to the category "SURB en VI" see image.
menu3.png
menu2.png
menu.png

i use joomla 3.9.26

THX in advance
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Re: Duplicate articles

Post by sukriti90 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:16 pm

Use different slug for both the articles. Remove stop word from your slug then it will look good.

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Re: Duplicate articles

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:31 pm


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Re: Duplicate articles

Post by oxy32 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:49 pm

sukriti90 wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Use different slug for both the articles. Remove stop word from your slug then it will look good.
Hi, thanks for your answer.
It is one article, not two. What do you mean with the stop word?

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Re: Duplicate articles

Post by oxy32 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:52 pm

Thanks. But this will mess with Al the links now by other site and google, i think


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