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Google Analytics reporting duplicate meta?

duplicate for / and /index.php



9:03 pm on Jul 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Obviously since / and /index.php use the same files, the meta tags would be the same but I was wondering if there is anything I should do about it. Is it ok for Google to think they are duplicate? Just being safe. Thanks.


9:01 am on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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From an analytics point of view I don't think there's any danger, but it would probably be nice for you to have that data all in one place? It would make reporting much easier - esp. more complex stuff like path analysis.

From an SEO point of view it would be much better for you to only have one version of your home page. I would be looking to 301 redirect any requests for /index.php to /. You could do that quite easily using .htaccess.

And that would also fix your analytics issue!


10:42 pm on Aug 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have the following on my htaccess. I do not really remember where I got it from, but it basically makes [domain.com...] become [domain.com...]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [domain.com...] [R=permanent,L]
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /index\.php\ HTTP/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ [domain.com...] [R=301,L]


11:39 am on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You also need to consider your inbound links. Do people link to [domain.com...] or [domain.com?...]

Its always best not to have two instances because Google will need to prioritise one of them or maybe put it in the supplementary index


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