Question Duplicate title tags

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ikymbo

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How can I solve this problem? these problems started when using DBSEO

now my forum is indexing content very slow (2 - 3 weeks every thread) when in the past, each thread indexed in hours!





Note: im using DBSEO 2.40 Lite
 

ikymbo

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[MENTIONS=Belazor][/MENTIONS] Are you kidding me? do you know about SEO? really it is a big problem!! over 3.000 errors
 
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Belazor

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Are you kidding me?
No, I am not.

do you know about SEO?
Yes, I do :)

really it is a big problem!!
No, it isn't.

To elaborate, what you are seeing is that certain post permalinks have the same title tags as the threads they are contained in - this is normal and intended. You should not include individual posts in your sitemap, rather letting Google index the thread as a whole. For the end user, the experience is seamless as those permalinks will redirect to the regular post in the correct position.

For search engines, there is no negative impact as those links shouldn't be indexed normally. Even if they were, it is a good thing to have the title be the same as the containing thread, since you want those links on Google to reflect the content the user will be seeing.

If you have actual statistics from the past 3-6 months that show there's a direct correlation between the number of duplicate title tags and search engine rankings, please feel free to post them :)
 

ikymbo

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You should not include individual posts in your sitemap, rather letting Google index the thread as a whole. For the end user, the experience is seamless as those permalinks will redirect to the regular post in the correct position.
I am not including them, I have not done it for many months!





For search engines, there is no negative impact as those links shouldn't be indexed normally. Even if they were, it is a good thing to have the title be the same as the containing thread, since you want those links on Google to reflect the content the user will be seeing.
are you serious?!!! Google doesnt like duplicate content, this is penalized! and yeah shouldn't be indexed normally, but the problem is that they are indexed!

If you have actual statistics from the past 3-6 months that show there's a direct correlation between the number of duplicate title tags and search engine rankings, please feel free to post them :)
I dont have that information, but I have this:




ok i just need to know how to solve this problem! are there any settings I did wrong?
dseo is becoming a nightmare for me!
 

Belazor

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I am not including them, I have not done it for many months!
That's fine then, nothing to worry about :)

are you serious?!!! Google doesnt like duplicate content, this is penalized!
And if this was duplicate content, you'd have a point, but it isn't :)

Duplicate page titles are warnings that your content may not be differentiated very well on Google. If you have let's say 10 threads that all have the same page title, users won't have any way of knowing the titles are different.

If you have 10 links that all lead to various different parts of the same thread, then it is not a problem that those 10 links have the same page title.

Please make sure you are aware of this difference, as it is vital.

I dont have that information
If you can find any other resource on the internet that has said statistics, even if it's not specific to your site, please feel free to post it. Otherwise, I don't think it's a wise idea to change something that is well established.
 

ikymbo

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[MENTIONS=Belazor][/MENTIONS] The question is: why a comment or a thread should have the title of my forum and not the one that corresponds?

Stop messing around with the problem! it is obvious that dbseo is the one that generates these errors! Im sure that these errors are responsible for the loss of positions in the serps.

- My content is not indexing (still using Google Search Console and sending the url)
 

Belazor

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I am not messing around, I am trying to explain how the product functions and how it's intended to function.

What happens if you click any of the links near the one highlighted in red in this picture: https://i.imgur.com/uNQCOnF.png ? What does it say @ your site?
 

Belazor

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It’s worth noting that DBSEO does not rewrite your title tag in any way, shape or form.

Make sure the showthread template has the thread title in the <title> tag of the HTML.
 
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[MENTIONS=Belazor][/MENTIONS] Do you think this was the cause of error? I had in this list showthread (right now I've updated it)

 

Belazor

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You tell me, if you check any of those links now, does it show the title of the thread in the browser tab?
 

Belazor

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In that case, can you make sure you've reverted the SHOWTHREAD template (removed any customisations) in case that is the problem?
 
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[MENTIONS=Belazor][/MENTIONS] I just updated the showthread template, I hope that solves the problem! (had an old style installed)

Thanks for all your help!
 

Belazor

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In that case I would recommend disabling DBSEO and looking at the pages listed in your previous post again, if the title tags are still wrong then it's not the fault of DBSEO :)
 
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[MENTIONS=Belazor] [/MENTIONS]that easy, your shit has fucked my forum and what you recommend away from trying to solve this, is to disable it and I'll stay with my forum fucked!
 

Belazor

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While I understand your frustration, please do bear in mind that I am trying to help you by attempting to isolate the problem, and I don't appreciate that sort of language. We do not tolerate abuse of any of our staff members here @ our forum.

Please do try to remain civil, thank you :)
 

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