Author Topic: Browse and Duplicate Meta Descriptions  (Read 2476 times)

nirajlama

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Browse and Duplicate Meta Descriptions
« on: May 18, 2010, 17:09:10 pm »
Hello,
Google webmaster shows numerous duplicate meta descriptions on my site. It mostly comes from my Browse page, with all possible variations on the number of products that can be shown per page. I have listed the urls that google tells me has duplicate descriptions below for you to get an idea:

/store/category/?limit=10&start=15
/store/category/?limit=10&start=5
store/category/?limit=15&start=10
store/category/?limit=15&start=5
store/category/?limit=20&start=10
store/category/?limit=20&start=15
store/category/?limit=20&start=5
store/category/?limit=25&start=10
store/category/?limit=25&start=15
store/category/?limit=25&start=5
store/category/?limit=30&start=10
store/category/?limit=30&start=15
store/category/?limit=30&start=5
store/category/?limit=50&start=10
store/category/?limit=50&start=15
store/category/?limitstart=0&limit=10
store/category/?limitstart=0&limit=15
store/category/?limitstart=0&limit=20
store/category/?limitstart=0&limit=25
store/category/?limitstart=0&limit=30
store/category/?limitstart=0&limit=50
store/category/?limitstart=0&limit=5


What can I do to solve this problem?
I tried commenting out the pagination, but it does not help.
Thank you

Forrest

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Re: Browse and Duplicate Meta Descriptions
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 07:58:14 am »

nirajlama

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Re: Browse and Duplicate Meta Descriptions
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 15:47:54 pm »
Hey Forrest, thanks for responding. I have actually been using your metadata hack.

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Re: Browse and Duplicate Meta Descriptions
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 19:18:09 pm »
Ah, if you use Google webmaster tools you can go to Site Configuration -> Settings -> Parameter handling -> Adjust parameter settings ยป.

From here Google will provide you with detected parameters to which you can ignore.

Likewise, you can read up about wildcards in sitemaps to eliminate this.

nirajlama

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Re: Browse and Duplicate Meta Descriptions
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 23:56:16 pm »
As always, thanks so much Forrest! I have followed your suggestions, and will report on the results.
I will definitely read up wildcards.

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Re: Browse and Duplicate Meta Descriptions
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 06:55:23 am »
k, good luck :)