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Duplicates showing in Webmaster Tools



8:06 am on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing something strange in the Webmaster Tools for one of my accounts.

Under Duplicate Title and Duplicate description, a large portion of my pages are showing up.
However, the link is the same for both pages which is a bit strange.

It's like it's crawled the site twice and counted the same page twice and is counting it as duplicate content rather than seeing it's actually the same page.

I've used the same structure on a number of different sites, none of which are seeing this problem.

Anyone else heard of this?


2:32 pm on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

If the two URLs are identical - character for character the same - then that sounds like a data bug at Google. I've never run into this particular one, but hey, stuff does happen.


5:40 pm on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Well, I believe, URLs are considered case-sensitive. As tedster suggested, make sure they are the same urls character for character.


7:06 am on May 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I guess Google is having some issues with WMT right now as many bugs can be seen.
For example: When I click on Errors "In Sitemap" under crawl errors, it says
"Hm. Something isn't right. We're checking into it now."


8:04 am on May 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The URLs are exactly the same - all lower case.
Guess I'll just have to keep watching and see what happens!

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