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Sebastian_
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Indexing Error "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" for pdf in File Manager

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We have 3 pdf files in different languages with similar names in File Manager. Google now reports an indexing problem with these files and reports them as "Duplicate without user-selected canonical".

 

It seems like there is no way to set up the canonical for files in the File Manager, right?

Is there any other way to get rid of these errors?

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Jnix284
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Indexing Error "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" for pdf in File Manager

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Hi @Sebastian_, happy to help with your question about the error regarding duplicate content without a canonical.

 

While you can't set a canonical in HubSpot Files, you can change the visibility of the two additional PDFs so that they don't index.

 

For example, the English or primary language version would be set to "Public" and the other two PDF files would be set to "Public - noindex" as shown here:

Jnix284_0-1707745109326.png

 

Here are the steps to update the files:

 

  1. From Marketing > Files and Templates > Files, navigate to your PDF documents.
  2. Click Details to open the right sidebar.
  3. Expand "Access and URLs"
  4. Under File URL visibility, change the dropdown from "Public" to "Public - noindex"

 


If my reply answered your question please mark it as a solution to make it easier for others to find.



Jennifer Nixon - Delivery Lead at Aptitude 8

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Jnix284
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Indexing Error "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" for pdf in File Manager

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Hi @Sebastian_, happy to help with your question about the error regarding duplicate content without a canonical.

 

While you can't set a canonical in HubSpot Files, you can change the visibility of the two additional PDFs so that they don't index.

 

For example, the English or primary language version would be set to "Public" and the other two PDF files would be set to "Public - noindex" as shown here:

Jnix284_0-1707745109326.png

 

Here are the steps to update the files:

 

  1. From Marketing > Files and Templates > Files, navigate to your PDF documents.
  2. Click Details to open the right sidebar.
  3. Expand "Access and URLs"
  4. Under File URL visibility, change the dropdown from "Public" to "Public - noindex"

 


If my reply answered your question please mark it as a solution to make it easier for others to find.



Jennifer Nixon - Delivery Lead at Aptitude 8

connect with Jen on Linkedin

Sebastian_
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Indexing Error "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" for pdf in File Manager

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Hi Jnix284,

 

thank you very much! 

Jnix284
Most Valuable Member | Elite Partner
Most Valuable Member | Elite Partner

Indexing Error "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" for pdf in File Manager

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you're welcome @Sebastian_ , happy to help!


If my reply answered your question please mark it as a solution to make it easier for others to find.



Jennifer Nixon - Delivery Lead at Aptitude 8

connect with Jen on Linkedin

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