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Filters on ecommerce website

9:45 am on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm working with a global ecommerce website that allows users to filter results by brand and location. Google seems to have indexed a page that was filtered for a specific brand. How would that happen? Is it problematic from an SEO standpoint?
8:06 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This could easily happen if you are using get parameters to generate the page with the filters applied.

If you already have a dedicated brand page, this could create duplicate content issues (not good). If this is the case, then you should consider no-indexing the brand filter page, adding a canonical to the brand pages if brand filter is applied, or using the options available in Google Webmaster Tools. (http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1235687)