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    Duplicate meta/content on the same URL??


    Hi there,

    I did a site audit on SEMrush and it has flagged duplicate content/meta issues for the same url. The only difference is one url has www.

    https://www.kollect.ie/user-sign.php
    https://kollect.ie/user-sign.php

    How can I fix this?

    Thanks,

    Claire.
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    You need to decide which URL you want to use, the 'www' or the non 'www' version and add the correct redirect in your '.htaccess' file..
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    Ok great thanks! Just wondering if I force the non www. version of the domain to be used, and I have it linked somewhere on the web, will that user hit a 404?
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    It's a canonical issue, the same site has two different URLs. You can choose one for your site, www or non-www, the choice is yours. You have to make a 301 redirection to redirect the whole website to the same URL with the .htaacess file.
    here's the code to redirect the file
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [L,R=301,NC]

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    that is ".htaccess file", by mistaken i wrote .htaaccess
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    Originally Posted by sksharma
    that is ".htaccess file", by mistaken i wrote .htaaccess
    Thank you, very helpful!
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    You have to note that google never allow the duplication, so first decide which URL you want in use.
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    It can badly effect on your site ranking...you first select URL.....
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    Ok so, I have spoken to my developer and he said we do not have an htaccess file, we use nginx for our website. What do I do now?? Is there an alternative solution?? Help is badly needed now...
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    Great thank you! Just looking at it there now, should I go for a temporary or permanent redirect?
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    In this case 301 permanent
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    In this case 301 permanent
    Cool thanks!

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