Duplicate title tags issue

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While reviewing a site audit on our website it was noticed that we have a duplicate title tag issue with our blog pages.

 

The audit shows we have duplicate titles on:

https://www.bigpictureloans.com/blog

https://www.bigpictureloans.com/blog/page/1

https://www.bigpictureloans.com/blog/page/2

https://www.bigpictureloans.com/blog/page/3

 

How can I keep this from happening within our HubSpot site?

 

Is the only way to select the "Set each blog post listing page's canonical URL to the first page in its series" option under the Content Settings?

 

Thanks!

 

Rick

 

 

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Hi @rickbyrd,

 

These aren't separate pages as they are likely just dynamic pages using your blog listing template. This function is pretty similar to any CMS or blog platform out there.

 

From an SEO perspective, I wouldn't be concerned. The fact that it uses the same title tag won't hurt you and somehow creating unique titles on these pages won't help you either.

 

Josh




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HubSpot support and inbound marketing for OEMs, contract manufacturers, and industrial suppliers.
HubSpot Platinum Partner & HubSpot Certified Trainer

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Resident Expert | Platinum Partner

Hi @rickbyrd,

 

These aren't separate pages as they are likely just dynamic pages using your blog listing template. This function is pretty similar to any CMS or blog platform out there.

 

From an SEO perspective, I wouldn't be concerned. The fact that it uses the same title tag won't hurt you and somehow creating unique titles on these pages won't help you either.

 

Josh




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Josh Curcio

HubSpot support and inbound marketing for OEMs, contract manufacturers, and industrial suppliers.
HubSpot Platinum Partner & HubSpot Certified Trainer

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Thanks for the information.  My understanding is that the search engines do not want to see duplicate title tags.  

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In general, you're right, search engines don't like duplicate title tags. However blog listing pages are dynamic, so the content on them is going to change on a regular basis. The likelihood of a page 2, 3, etc. blog listing page performing well from a search visibility is slim.




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Josh, you make a great point.  Thanks!

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It may be not a big issue, but the Google Search Console would still point you to this problem. And to go further, a consultancy agency that's doing the SEO work for us would say "you did not eliminate all the problems we've pointed you to, so we are not taking responsibility for the bad SEO rankings". 

A good SEO solution (take any popular SEO plugin for Wordpress, for example) would add a "Page 2", "Page 3" and so on to your existing titles just to avoid this problem.