Let’s say there are two
URLs of a website:
Both of those pages show
same content, and none of these pages redirects to any
one of them. This result
in duplicate content issue on Google, and we can face
Let us see one more
example. There are two URLs on a website that result in the
same page resolution.
If both of these web pages show the same page content result, then this might
cause an issue as well!
We might not pay much
attention to this issue, but this might result in serious duplicate content
penalties. The problem with search engine bots is that they can’t decide
which URL they should add in their index. If two pages are resolving the same content, they will just
assume one copy is a copy of the other and our website will get
If website have 2 URLS
showing the same content, then you must fix it. We must use server settings so that whether a user
opens with www or without www, the site will open on any of the one version. In
this way, we can fix the canonicalization.
Though, at times we would
like to share same content on two URLS, then we can use rel=”canonical” tags
to let Google search engine know that which is the original and which one is a
copy of it. This save you from duplicate content penalties.