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How to keep basic language and avoid duplicate content?

Postby sportnetwork » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:16 am

If me or a robot crawl our website, visit a page in another language (for example domain.com/es) and access again to basic language (domain.com) without clicking on french flag but browsing the website, everyhing is still in espanol.

Our website: http://www.+top-steroids-online.com (remove the +)

Visit here: http://oi60.tinypic.com/17emap.jpg
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Then go on the same page without /es: http://oi61.tinypic.com/2lyvy8.jpg
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And you have huge duplicate content (and also basic page beeing replaced by spanish in SERP): http://oi58.tinypic.com/v7y2p2.jpg
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Re: How to keep basic language and avoid duplicate content?

Postby Edvard » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:43 pm

Hi,

You can use canonical URL definition on your pages to avoid situations like that. You may edit your template index.php file to add the definition into the head section.

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Re: How to keep basic language and avoid duplicate content?

Postby sportnetwork » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:29 am

The problem is the cookie, and I doubt the canonical could fix it..

There is no way to 'force' the /es/ to appear in the URL when the page is in Spanish?
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Re: How to keep basic language and avoid duplicate content?

Postby Edvard » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:39 am

Hi,

It will be possible to write a plugin which will redirect based on cookie. However, can you check with Google webmaster tools about the duplicate content? I think that the tool you are using is making a wrong decision based on cookie.

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Re: How to keep basic language and avoid duplicate content?

Postby sportnetwork » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:58 pm

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Only few of them are like this in webmaster tools, whereas in our CEO tool it always appear as strong duplicate.

In your opinion, Google know how to deal and avoid duplicate using gtranslate?

Thank you for helping!
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Re: How to keep basic language and avoid duplicate content?

Postby Edvard » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:27 pm

Hi,

For as long as we use GTranslate we never had issues with duplicate content, because Google and other search engines know that two language code in URL means different language and treat it differently.

If you want you may use canonical URLs as I already mentioned, so when you have a language selected you tell it without redirecting that the correct URL for the page is with language code. Or you can write a script to redirect to a correct URL based on language code.

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