Avoid Double Content - "canonical" html tag

any chance in havin that in oxid by default? :slight_smile:

Hi caladan,

IMO he talks about two different things:

Well, the first issue can happen depending on how your DNS is configured but can be easily eliminated telling Google webmaster tools which URL shall be preferred.

The second issue (that we had in some previous versions) can practically not happen. In case, depending on your content, it is happening, you are able to change some SEO parameters at the article (e.g. prefix).

Anyway, I personally think, DC on just the same domain is a bit overrated but SEO is still religion …And using Google webmaster tools, you are anytime able to see if there is something wrong and may correct it.

Regards


Marco Steinhäuser
Community Guide
OXID eSales AG

no he talks about double content created by dynamic websites (through session ids, etc etc). with using the canonical html tag u avoid that. for googl/yahoo/live there will be no difference between

www.seite.de/blog

www.seite.de/blog?SID=333

if using <link rel=“canonical” href=“http://www.seite.de/blog” />

http://www.xtrem-lecker.de

onlineshop für gebrauchte büromöbel

There’s no output of SIDs in the shop except in the checkout process. Every other possibly generated URL for the catalogue than SEO URL will produce a 301 http header and lead back to the SEO URL.


Marco Steinhäuser
Community Guide
OXID eSales AG

http://www.ketchup-mayo-senf.de/Besprechung-/-Konferenz/Konferenztische/VITRA-Besprechungstisch-AdHoc-140x140.html?listtype=search&searchparam=vitra

= dynamic

and at least for me this is producing double content (google webmaster tools)

http://www.xtrem-lecker.de

onlineshop für gebrauchte büromöbel

Ouch! Can I have the other URL(s) as well?What does Google webmaster tools say exactly?


Marco Steinhäuser
Community Guide
OXID eSales AG

well it apears in double metatags and double title tags (google webmastertools->diagnose->content diagnose)

beside that did u now get the point about the new “canonical attribute” ?

http://www.xtrem-lecker.de

onlineshop für gebrauchte büromöbel

I think the “canonical attribute” is not the right way in that case because you do have different content on the pages that shall be indexed by google.

In my opinion a proper way would be to insert a tag like “searched for <searchterm>” to the head tags.

How is it about the different list pages when you have more than one page where the articles are listed? Same behavior here?


Marco Steinhäuser
Community Guide
OXID eSales AG

well another thing webmastertools are saying is with products listed via “tags”. but i think thats my fault because tags are indexed as well.

from google webmastertools:

[Palmberg Besprechungstisch 200x100cm - - farbe lichtgrau - gestell grau sofern nicht separat ausgewi](javascript:dropInfo(‘zip_1div’, ‘none’, document.getElementById(‘zip_1zipimg’), ‘none’, null):wink:

‎/Besprechung-/-Konferenz/Konferenztische/Palmberg-Besprechungstisch-200x100cm.html

‎/Besprechung-/-Konferenz/Konferenztische/Palmberg-Besprechungstisch-200x100cm.html?listtype=tag&searchtag=Palmberg

‎/Besprechung-/-Konferenz/Konferenztische/Palmberg-Besprechungstisch-200x100cm.html?searchtag=Palmberg&listtype=tag‎

http://www.xtrem-lecker.de

onlineshop für gebrauchte büromöbel

Not good.

IMO a bug, although I don’t believe in SEO-bugs at all :D. Would you like to enter it to the bugtracker?

Cheers


Marco Steinhäuser
Community Guide
OXID eSales AG

done.

http://www.xtrem-lecker.de

onlineshop für gebrauchte büromöbel

Variants can easy cause duplicate content.

Is there a flag to make variants nofollow? I don`t think so :wink:

Thank you, after reading, I learned a lot.

It’s very much true that you need to avoid same content in one websites different web pages. You shouldn’t use canonical pages in any particular website.

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