Duplicate title tags within category pages

5 years ago
One of our client's store is very well indexed by google. The problem is that google is indexing every page from one category and generates duplicate titles and description. The stupidity of google goes further and also generates new indexes when it changes the number of shown products per page and the view mode also. Is there any way how can we fix that because we have more than 300 duplicate titles by now and we are loosing traffic every minute. Thanks in advance.
5 years ago
You will need to block the robot from indexing further into your website, by creating an extra robots.txt files in the root of your website.

To see what the robot don't have access to on your website see this link http://www.yoursite.com/robots.txt

Create a file called Robots.txt and enter the subcategories that you don't want the Google bot to have access to. Example if you have a category called men and a subcategory under men called men-shoes you would have the below to allow /men but not /men/men-shoes
User-agent: *
Disallow: /men/men-shoes

Read this link below for further information https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062608?rd=1 from what I understand


5 years ago
Hello, I am not talking about subcategories, but the pages itself ( Prev 1 2 3 4 Next) Got it ? :D
5 years ago
Is it possible to hardcode the auto generated meta titles ? To add an additional word. When you are on the first page the meta title will be for example "Mens shoes - Page 1", when you go to the 2nd page: "Mens shoes - Page 2" and so on....
5 years ago
scarface90 wrote:
Is it possible to hardcode the auto generated meta titles ? To add an additional word. When you are on the first page the meta title will be for example "Mens shoes - Page 1", when you go to the 2nd page: "Mens shoes - Page 2" and so on....

I guess you meant Title (not meta title, meta title is not important for google SEO, look at this https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/79812?hl=en ).

well that would be nice, you should post it in the Suggestion and Feedback room.

Right now, I  see in shared/_root.head.cshtml   <title>@Html.NopTitle(true)</title>  which will generate the title, and you can add new part to the title by using  Html.AddTitleParts

So try to open Catalog/CategoryTemplate.ProductsInGridOrLines

Html.AddTitleParts(!String.IsNullOrEmpty(Model.MetaTitle) ? Model.MetaTitle : Model.Name);


Html.AddTitleParts(" - Page " + Model.PagingFilteringContext.PageNumber.ToString());

try it, see if that's what you want ?
5 years ago
I am talking exactly about META titles. In the video the guy is talking about keywords. I know that keywords are not relevant anymore, but titles are still important and if you have duplicate title tags, its really bad for the SEO.
5 years ago
Meta title is not Title and META TITLE is not important, in fact Google just ignores it.  So just focus on only Page Title

On the article, Google explicitly states the list of meta tags it cares:

Google understands the following meta tags (and related items):

- <meta name="description"

- <title>The Title of the Page</title>

- .. and so on



George Andrews wrote:

Hello ASMC, I believe you are asking whether search engines look at the title tag

<title>This is the title</title> or if they look at a meta title tag

<meta name="title" content="This is the title" />
The answer is that search engines look for the first example, the title tag. The second example is not a normal meta tag and does not need to be used.

I hope this answers your question.

https://moz.com/learn/seo/title-tag >> page title is important.  I don't find meta title there on moz.com as well, and this is one of the most famous SEO analytics tools out there.

So just focus on only Title tag, URL / H1 / Body  .

And Nop doesn't even have meta title, so how could it have duplicate meta title tag ?
2 years ago
I am also getting duplicate title on every page on our site. We are using version 4.0.

I have manually added titles for each page under the SEO tab provided, however the default page title is always showing on every page, then added to the end of the title is my specified title: eg,

Default title:  My Fantastic Site | Buy Now

The title I want:  Buy Stuff Now | Don't Delay

But the actual title appearing for the page:  My Fantastic Site | Buy Now. Buy Stuff Now | Don't Delay

As you can see Nopcommerce seems to be adding my specified page title to the end of the default one, instead of overriding it.

Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

1 year ago
Dear Skorcha,
I'm facing exactly the same problem ( version 4.1) Have you found in the meantime a solution for this?

1 year ago
You're arguing about it.

Consolidate duplicate URLs
Define a canonical page for similar or duplicate pages
If you have a single page accessible by multiple URLs, or different pages with similar content (for example, a page with both a mobile and a desktop version), Google sees these as duplicate versions of the same page. Google will choose one URL as the canonical version and crawl that, and all other URLs will be considered duplicate URLs and crawled less often.

If you don't explicitly tell Google which URL is canonical, Google will make the choice for you, or might consider them both of equal weight, which might lead to unwanted behavior, as explained below in Why should I choose a canonical URL?