Blog Listing Page Canonical URLs

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Hannah1
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For Canonical URLs on blog listing pages, Hubspot has two options: 

-Set each blog listing page's canonical UR to the first page in its series

-Don't add canonical URLs to any blog listing pages (Recommended)

 

Does anyone know why the second option is recommended? All SEO tools view our blog as duplicate content based on the listing pages?

 

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Ebowling
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Hi Hannah!

 

Blog listing pages tend to be paginated, meaning that the most recent 5-10 posts are on the first blog listing page, and then at the bottom you can click to go to the next page and see earlier blog posts. Some blog have over 20 blog listing pages. If you add a canonical URL to the first blog listing page, this prevents Google and other search engines from finding the subsequent listing pages.

 

You can find more info on this here:

https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/cos-blog/how-does-hubspot-address-duplicate-conte...

 

 

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IanGuiver
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HubSpot warns that you could run into a scenario whereby adding canonical tags pointing back to the main blog list page, Google could read duplicate list page content based on the timing of the crawl.

 

A canonical URL tells search engines which piece of content is the preferred version and prevents your site from being penalised for duplicate content - that's why it's recommended.

 

This article on how Hubspot deals with duplicate content that might be helpful: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/cos-blog/how-does-hubspot-address-duplicate-conte...

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Ebowling
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Hi Hannah!

 

Blog listing pages tend to be paginated, meaning that the most recent 5-10 posts are on the first blog listing page, and then at the bottom you can click to go to the next page and see earlier blog posts. Some blog have over 20 blog listing pages. If you add a canonical URL to the first blog listing page, this prevents Google and other search engines from finding the subsequent listing pages.

 

You can find more info on this here:

https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/cos-blog/how-does-hubspot-address-duplicate-conte...

 

 

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IanGuiver
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HubSpot warns that you could run into a scenario whereby adding canonical tags pointing back to the main blog list page, Google could read duplicate list page content based on the timing of the crawl.

 

A canonical URL tells search engines which piece of content is the preferred version and prevents your site from being penalised for duplicate content - that's why it's recommended.

 

This article on how Hubspot deals with duplicate content that might be helpful: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/cos-blog/how-does-hubspot-address-duplicate-conte...

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Hannah1
Contributor

Very helpful explanation, thank you! 

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GChris
Participant

Hi Hannah

 

I'm having the same issue, my filter pages are coming up as duplicate content and I have investigated every option, without finding a suitable solution.

 

What did you end up doing?

 

Thanks, Chris.

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jennysowyrda
Community Manager

Hi @GChris,

 

If you are still stuck after viewing the resources outlined here, I would recommend connecting with HubSpot Technical Support regarding this matter. 

 

Thanks,

Jenny

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