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  2. PHPBB3-12555

Make use of canonical urls to avoid duplicate content

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      See: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.de/2009/02/specify-your-canonical.html

      The following 4 URLs all point to the same page:
      http://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=186668
      http://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?p=1082831#p1082831
      http://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=186668&start=0
      http://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=186668&sid=abcdefghi...

      By adding <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?t=186668" /> to the head section search engines are being told that it is the same URL. This avoids duplicate content reports in webmaster tools.

      We should do that for the following files for now:

      • viewtopic: start=0, p=, highlight=, mark=
      • viewforum: start=0, mark=
      • memberlist&mode=viewprofile: un=username

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        rfdy rfdy added a comment -

        The topic print view should also include the same canonical.
        viewtopic: view=print

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        rfdy rfdy added a comment - The topic print view should also include the same canonical. viewtopic: view=print
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        nickvergessen Joas Schilling added a comment -

        I don't think we should do that, as view=print is quite different from the normal viewtopic page.

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        nickvergessen Joas Schilling added a comment - I don't think we should do that, as view=print is quite different from the normal viewtopic page.

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          • Assignee:
            nickvergessen Joas Schilling
            Reporter:
            nickvergessen Joas Schilling
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