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Duplicate page content flaw in SS3


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7 December 2012 at 12:44am Community Member, 146 Posts

Hi everyone

I dont know why silverstripe is doign this - Works, perfect - Works, not so perfect! As this page doesnt exist and should be coming up with a 404 really instead of the kenya page? This is allowing google to see the page a duplicate content.

I presume this will be a huge SEO flaw in SS3!



12 December 2012 at 11:28pm Community Member, 146 Posts

bump... as this think this is critical for all SS sites!


13 December 2012 at 12:06am Community Member, 22 Posts

It's not SilverStripes fault, it assumes index.html is an action of /kenya so has no reason to do anything about it.

Unless you're linking to index.html, Google should never even bother to look for it so it wouldn't be a problem.

There are a few options if you want to get rid of it. You could get block *.html in robots.txt, use a rewrite in .htaccess to redirect any instances of *.html, add custom code to the controller to return a 404 if the last URL segment contains .html or use the canonical meta tag to avoid any duplicate content issues.