Duplicates & 301 Redirects - Not Working...

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chizzer
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Duplicates & 301 Redirects - Not Working...

Post by chizzer » Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:16 pm

Greetings.
We have several typical joomla duplicate pages, that are not complying with the 301 redirect and can not figure out why.

In the screenshot below - we are trying to redirect; start=10, start=25, start=15 to the main page 'amusement-articles'.
Screen Shot 2022-08-13 at 10.09.53 AM.png
Redirect screen shot: Neither of these 301 options is working.
Screen Shot 2022-08-13 at 10.01.44 AM.png
Is there anyway we can locate these three pages and delete them?
Thanks for time and assistance.
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Re: Duplicates & 301 Redirects - Not Working...

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:46 pm

They are the same page.

'start' is a pagination parameter. It appears when there are more articles in the category then what's set to show in the Menu Item. start=5 will show the 5. article at the top.

Are you conserned about search engines? They are smart enough to figure it out on their own. Google Console had a setting where you could declare it as pagination, but was removed several years ago

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Re: Duplicates & 301 Redirects - Not Working...

Post by chizzer » Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:29 pm

Hello Mr.Berg.
Thank you for your kind response.

Yes, I realize they are the same page - something wonderful joomla is very good at.
And yes, I am concerned about the google, because these pages are being flagged as duplicate meta data. These same (3) pages are also noted as Dynamic urls.

I did not know this 'pagination' issue.
How do I set the menu item to reflect the amount of articles in the category properly?

Thanks again for your time.


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