Search Console Metadata Duplication | Blog Pagination | ?hsFormKey=

New Member

I’m trying to resolve a metadata duplication/pagination issues on our blog.

Or perhaps its about understanding how to resolve for this ?hsFormKey= on our blog?

Can anyone provide a solution?

My previous experience lends me to believe that I need to implement.

link rel=“prev” href=“https://neoteryx.com/microsampling-blog/2” /
link rel=“next” href=“https://neoteryx.com.com/microsampling-blog/4” /

But I find no way to access page 2 - page 3 - page 4, etc on our blog through the hubsot template.

Here are 2 screen-captures of what I’m trying to resolve.

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HubSpot Employee

@JoeCashman I don’t fully follow what you are trying to do. Are these blogs hosted on HubSpot? Are you trying to pull them out onto another website?

New Member

Our blog is hosted on HubSpot and we are not trying to pull them out onto another website. Google Webmaster Tools is saying we have duplicate meta descriptions and title tags, which appears to be from pagination issues with the blog. How do we fix it?

New Member

Not trying to move anything. The issue is that without the ability to add this type of code:

link rel=“prev” href=“https://neoteryx.com/microsampling-blog/2” /
link rel=“next” href=“https://neoteryx.com.com/microsampling-blog/4” /

…to the pages that provide of preview list of blog posts (for example this page https://www.neoteryx.com/microsampling-blog/page/2 that lists blog previews) - we are getting duplicate Meta Data, i.e., all the title and description tags are being read as duplicates.

If you are not familiar with this issue its difficult to explain. But its Not good SEO to have this occur.

I tried to trouble shoot this by calling in Hubspot but they said to come here and ask the developers.

HubSpot Employee

@JoeCashman @kgledhill I have been looking into this with our blog team. I will let you know if I get any concrete answers on why this is happening.

New Member

Hey @pmanca! Any updates?

HubSpot Employee

@kgledhill We are still working on this. We went through the documentation by Google again and everything we have done is by the books so we are still looking into a fix for this. Here are the links to a couple of the docs for reference.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663744?hl=en

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066

New Member

Hello! We just noticed that we’re having this issue with the Search Console now as well, and it seems to have popped up within the past month or so. We went from having about a dozen duplicate content issues that had to do with pagination to now ~120 for title tags and meta descriptions.

Any solutions or idea about what might be happening?

Thanks!

HubSpot Employee

@Ernie I’ll reach out to the dev team to see if there is any update on the matter.

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New Member

Thanks! We’re seeing in the following message in Google Search Console
under Crawl > URL Parameters. However, it’s still registering as duplicate
content under Search Appearance > HTML Improvements. We just wanted to make
sure we’re technically in the clear.

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HubSpot Employee

@Ernie we are in the process of doing a larger revamp of all the URL creation for the blogging platform and this issue will be fixed along with that.

New Member

That’s great, Peter. Thanks. Any idea what your timeline might be?

I appreciate you looking into this for us!

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HubSpot Employee

@Ernie I don’t have a timeline to give out at the moment. The information I received was that this was a known ‘thing’ and that we are in the process of solving for it as part of a larger clean up job.

New Member

We’re having the same issue and have not found a solution. Hoping someone can help!

Occasional Contributor

Do we have any update on this duplicate page titles issue? My Moz SEO tool has found the same issue with duplicate titles (seen here:

Does anyone have a workaround for the moment? We work hard on our blogs and we don’t want to be counted off for something small like this out of our control.

Thanks for your help in advance!
Amanda

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New Member

Same question as everyone else...any updates on this?

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New Member

Same question here, too.

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New Member

Are there still no updates re: this??

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Regular Contributor

No updates @pmanca? Dupe metadata seems to be hurting our SEO efforts

Occasional Contributor

Any updates. I think this is a serious SEO mater. Wordpress plugins allow us to add a "| 2" "| 3" etc to all pagination like this https://allaboutbasic.com/2016/04/09/show-page-number-in-paginated-posts-title-site-title-and-in-met...

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Regular Visitor | Diamond Partner

@pmanca we are experiencing this as well. Please provide us with an update on the timeline. Thank you, appreciate your attention!

Kate Moore
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Occasional Contributor

@pmanca are there any updates about this bug?
SEMRush and Google are marking our Blog as having duplicate metadata and that is not good for us in marketing. Please let me know if this issue will be resolved soon. Thank you!

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I'd question the need for author/topic/archive sections to be turned on and indexed in the first place. Many times these pages are taking up crawl budgets and rankings while providing minimal benefit on the user experience side.

Look into whether they help to even have in the first place, especially with the known issues around duplicate meta information.

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New Member

Has anyone managed to get anywhere with this?

We've encountered the same issue. Spoke to a guy at HubSpot who seemed to think that it was to do with having forms on the pages that were being duplicated but having read this thread, I don't get where he was coming from. The information in here makes more sense.

Alternatively, has anyone found a way of de-indexing these pages from the SERP?

Occasional Contributor

Can't believe this has been an issue since 2017! We have this problem right now and it's definitely affecting our ranking. Please can devs do something?!

Occasional Contributor

Hi everyone,

I'm replying again in the hopes of moving this up a little. It's been years and months and this is still happening for us. Just got back from inbound19 and they talk about asking for feedback and acting on it. So, here's our feedback! Can this please get a little more attention so that we can move toward a solution?

Thank you!