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Duplicate SEF URL's + Google Sitemaps

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by redlinemaxed, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. redlinemaxed

    redlinemaxed Affiliate affiliate

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    I have a Joomla website with JoomSEF installed (Which creates search engine friendly URL's). However, with Joomla, there are many ways to get to a webpage, through menues, directly, etc and therefore the SEF componant creates many duplicate URL's (eg /red-neon-kit.html, /red-neon-kit-1.html, etc, etc.)

    When i create a sitemap using Vigos GSitemap, obviously it lists all of the duplicate URL's. I know that google hates duplicate content and obviously i don't want my site banned. I have tried to limit duplicate URL's as much as i can but some are still appearing.

    I would i be best writing my own sitemap file with only the URL's that are important or should i just edit the generated file and delete the duplicate URL records?

    I Don't know if anyone here has used Joomla but hopefully you get what im talking about.

    I am just worried that Google willban my site for duplicates. Any help is much appreciated. My url is redlinemaxed.co.uk by the way

    thanks!
     
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  3. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy Affiliate affiliate

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    Don't use Joomla :D

    are you saying that Joomla is producing different URL's for the same content? Because the url's you gave are different.
     
  4. redlinemaxed

    redlinemaxed Affiliate affiliate

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    Not using joomla just isn't an option.

    That is exactly what i'm saying
     
  5. maldives

    maldives Affiliate affiliate

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    Duplicate url?? How is it possible?
     
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    OldWelshGuy Affiliate affiliate

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