Menu Item Alias causes duplicate content

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donnac
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Menu Item Alias causes duplicate content

Post by donnac » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:04 pm

I am trying to get my website to rank higher. I have a contact-us in the main menu and a I have a contact-us-1 in a menu at the bottom of the site which is a menu item alias. It is coming up as having a duplicate meta description with contact-us which makes sense because it is the same page just 2 different urls.

I read https://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issu ... item-alias which says that if you leave the url field blank it will fill the field with a date and not be duplicate content. I tried that. It didn't work. Then I found that the field was changed in 3.6 based on user complaints.

So, how does one overcome duplicate content using the menu item alias?

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Donna C

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Re: Menu Item Alias causes duplicate content

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:10 pm

Set no index, no follow on the extra menu item.

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Re: Menu Item Alias causes duplicate content

Post by donnac » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:19 pm

There is no option to set no index, no follow on the menu item alias

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Re: Menu Item Alias causes duplicate content

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:15 pm

I think the complaint was that the alias menu item was wanted in active state.

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Re: Menu Item Alias causes duplicate content

Post by donnac » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:04 pm

I'm not sure what you are saying. When you create a regular menu item you get a metadata tab on the screen to set robots to noindex, no follow. When you create a menu item alias' you do not get the metadata tab so you cannot set robots to noindex, nofollow. I do want the second item to be active and appear on the secondary menu. I do not want it to appear as duplicate content.

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Re: Menu Item Alias causes duplicate content

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:59 am

What I meant was what menu item was highlighted as current menu item after the page is rendered.

You have to create an issue in the bug tracker.

http://issues.joomla.org


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