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    Google webmaster tools showing duplicate meta description and duplicate title tags


    Hello,

    Google webmaster tools showing showing duplicate meta description and duplicate title tags for pages even though i have used canonical tag in header for both links. As an example:
    Webmaster tool showing duplicate meta description for below links:
    http://www.game4u.com/index.php?id_product=8955&controller=product
    http://www.game4u.com/crysis-2-8955.html

    even though <link href="http://www.game4u.com/crysis-2-8955.html" rel="canonical"/> tag is there.

    Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

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    • dzine agrees : Tx for delinking your links yourself.
    Last edited by dzine; Nov 19th, 2014 at 10:33 AM. Reason: precaution: URLs ... thanks though for making them not-live-links :)
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    Is it a matter of time? I changed a whole bunch of articles from one directory to another and in WMT each show as two URLs with identical tags; after a month or so the old URL gets removed. So perhaps it's a matter of waiting till Google trawls the site and finds out?
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    Originally Posted by arathra
    Is it a matter of time? I changed a whole bunch of articles from one directory to another and in WMT each show as two URLs with identical tags; after a month or so the old URL gets removed. So perhaps it's a matter of waiting till Google trawls the site and finds out?

    Thanks for the quick response.
    I dont know. In my case both urls still exist. I just used canonical tag to ensure it gets identified as a duplicate and google only indexes the correct one.
    Also in the section where webmaster is reporting it as a duplicates i.e. search appearance>>html improvements, last updated date is 17th november 2014, which is later than date canonical tags were inserted.
    Last edited by skmehdi; Nov 19th, 2014 at 10:58 AM.
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    Any ideas, anyone, this problem doesnt seem to go away. Even with canonical tag the pages mentioned are showing up as duplicate in google webmaster tools.
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    thanks all of you for share with us.now it is a common problem.

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