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Google detects article as duplicate page

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:40 am
by ChelDev
Hello, I also has a relevant problem to this. We have an article which is https://mymidwives.com.au/my-midwives-b ... mmy-cuddle, but google detects that our article has a duplicate page which is https://mymidwives.com.au/index.php?opt ... Itemid=101.
We tried to redirect it already to https://mymidwives.com.au/my-midwives-b ... mmy-cuddle but it didn't work. We think that joomla caused this duplication. Is there any way how can we disable it?
Thank you so much.

Re: Google detects article as duplicate page

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:37 pm
by effrit
Hi
u use seo-friendly links so in robots.txt u must put
Disallow: /*index.php
for non-seo duplicates.

also this plugin do the job
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/jl-no-doubles/

Re: Google detects article as duplicate page

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:10 am
by ChelDev
effrit wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:37 pm
Hi
u use seo-friendly links so in robots.txt u must put
Disallow: /*index.php
for non-seo duplicates.

also this plugin do the job
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/jl-no-doubles/
Hello, Thank you for your answer. Can I ask if there's other plugin that is free that can solve our problem? Also the the robots.txt didn't work.

Re: Google detects article as duplicate page

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:47 am
by effrit
this plugin is free for com_content.
and robots.txt works but google must reindex site pages, so read about robots.txt, make things right and be patient.

Re: Google detects article as duplicate page

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:23 am
by ChelDev
effrit wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:47 am
this plugin is free for com_content.
and robots.txt works but google must reindex site pages, so read about robots.txt, make things right and be patient.
Okay, thank you. Just added it to the robots.txt. We'll just wait for the result.