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    Duplicate Page Title warnings & Canonical Tags


    Hey guys,

    Just signed up for an SEOmoz account and I am getting Duplicate Page Title warnings on links that are duplicate, rewritten for SEO, but have a canonical href tag.

    I have two sets of links in my store:

    SEO friendly:

    mysiteDOTcom/item/iphone-case

    Operational link:

    mysiteDOTcom/shop/product.php?pid=10

    This operational link however has a href canonical tag pointing to the SEO friendly link as being the primary link.

    My question is; Do I need to worry about this Duplicate Page Title Warning if I am using a canonical tag on the Operational link pointing to the SEO friendly link?



    Thanks!
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    Originally Posted by jason360
    I am getting Duplicate Page Title warnings on links that are duplicate, rewritten for SEO, but have a canonical href tag.
    you mean you have 2 similar pages that are "spun" more or less, AND you canonical to the other?

    Classic
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    I wouldn't use both, do it one way or the other...I would stick with the friendly option.

    edited for clarification:
    I'm speaking of the urls and not the titles.
    As KP said below...the titles aren't going to hurt, but the two different urls going to the same place are. IMO
    Last edited by Test-ok; Jan 10th, 2013 at 04:29 PM.
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    I don't think it matters that the title elements are the same on identical pages as long as you have a canonical tag pointing to the SEF url.

    IMO
    Last edited by KernelPanic; Jan 10th, 2013 at 03:54 PM.

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