Tourist

Duplicate Content Problem

I have a free Weebly blog which I'm trying to optimize the SEO settings for. Currently my homepage content can be accessed from at least 3 different URL's: i.e, the default homepage url, the /index.html extension and the post permalink.

Is there anything that can be done to solve this issue?

Also, is it possible to have a static homepage instead of a blog?

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Employee Moderator

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

Hello @jrcollins !

 

I don't imagine that having multiple ways to access the home page would negatively impact your SEO.  Regardless, the post permalink should be a link to an individual post rather than to the full home page, even if it's a blog page.  The main blog page would be a summary of recent posts rather than an individual post URL.  If you wish to have your home page be a Standard Page rather than a Blog Page, you can go to the PAGES tab and create a new Standard Page and then drag it to the top of the list.  Whichever page is at the top of the list to the left will become your new home page.

 

Pete D.
Weebly Tier 2 Technical Support
Tourist

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

Ok, thank you for the advice. I wish I had known about reordering pages to set the homepage. The problem was that I have only one post which I want to show in full on the homepage so the homepage and the post permalink show exactly the same content. I'm surprised that you think that duplicate content is not an issue with regards to SEO. It is according to Google.

Explorer

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

Hi,

Our online marketing consultants also warned us about the duplicate content that was found in the blog pages. It seems that Weebly provides several URL's for one piece of content. We were told that Google cannot handle this very well.

So, I'am also surprised by Weebly's answer to your question. Hopefully they will give an extra explanation.

Regards

Chiel

Scholar

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

I have an issue with weebly duplicating the URL's for blogs with the direct url, then Category then archive.  these show up as duplicate page titles when I run an SEO reprot viag Market goo. Is there any way to get rid of them?

Scholar

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

I also have a problem with this for my blog pages SEM rush state that there are 16 pages with duplicate content! and its all my blog pages, how can this be fixed?

Weebly?

Explorer

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

Has anyone from Weebly responded to you? Having the same issue...

Employee Moderator

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

I'm very sorry all. This post didn't pop up in our queue. Smiley Sad What is the url of the page that is duplicating content? Is it always blog elements or standard Weebly pages? 

Scholar

Re: Duplicate Content Problem

I am also having problems with the duplicate content issue.... Weebly do you have any advice?