Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Stopped time

3:03 pm on Jul 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:May 1, 2009
posts: 31
votes: 0

My index at www.example.com is being seen on google's webmaster tools as having a duplicate title with a page called www.example.com/?stoppedTime=31

What is this page?

3:20 am on July 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 2, 2006
votes: 0

This page is your index page.
everything after a ? is CGI GET data for the page. if your index page was a script perl PHP etc it may act on the supplied data to adapt its output.
I expect that some where you have a link back to your site as: www.example.com/?stoppedTime=31 from there google indexed it. You might want to look at: [w3.org...]
12:44 pm on July 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 25, 2007
votes: 0

You can put any kind of parameter behind a question mark and get the same page since it will be ignored. Try a canonical url.
12:45 pm on July 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

joined:July 29, 2007
votes: 100

Some people do this for fun, I was stuck with example.com/?bouyaka=bouyaka for a while on a newer site. You can ask that the fictitious page be removed and it happens fairly quickly.

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members