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#9312 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Post shows with any category in the URL

Reported by: psionmark Owned by: ryan
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7.1
Component: Permalinks Keywords: categories
Focuses: Cc:

Description

I normally add just one category for each post. If I take this post as an example - http://www.flightsimx.co.uk/announcements/vulcan-test-flight/ - you can see it is in the "announcements" category. However, I noticed from my stats that someone was viewing http://www.flightsimx.co.uk/uncategorized/vulcan-test-flight/ - I took a look and it did indeed show the correct post, but with a category I hadn't defined for it. If I search my Uncategorized archive, the post is not shown (which is what I would expect).

On further investigation, I notice you can put anything in the category part of the URL - http://www.flightsimx.co.uk/abc123456xyz/vulcan-test-flight/ works, too, with an apparent category of "abc123456xyz"

Is this not going to give the impression of lots of duplicate content to the search engines?

Change History (2)

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Replying to psionmark:

Is this not going to give the impression of lots of duplicate content to the search engines?

No it won't. See:

http://www.semiologic.com/resources/seo/demystifying-duplicate-content/

Use a different permalink structure. The one you're using is not recommended.

comment:2 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Milestone Unassigned deleted
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