Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Duplicate Sub-category URL Issue

  • Resolved flynnr

    (@flynnr)


    Issue: I’ve created a sub-category in WooCommerce with the slug “atlas-46-trade” that can be viewed through this link:

    https://www.a247.com.au/product-category/trade/atlas-46-trade/.

    However, I noticed that if you type in the sub-category slug only, it loads a duplicate of the category page. For example:

    https://www.a247.com.au/product-category/atlas-46-trade/

    This is a big issue for SEO as they’re two duplicate pages with different URLs.
    They have also NOT been canonicalised correctly and are causing cannibalisation among each other.

    I’ve checked other WooCommerce sites and have found the same issue.

    I was hoping someone has looked into this before and found a solution.

    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Support corsonr – a11n

    (@corsonr)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi there,

    This is default behavior and modifying this would require some custom coding. Here’s a good starting to change this:

    https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/199249/wordpress-subcategory-creates-2-urls-for-same-page-serious-issue

    Plugin Support corsonr – a11n

    (@corsonr)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    We haven’t heard back from you in a while, so I’m going to mark this as resolved – if you have any further questions, you can start a new thread.

    Hi
    I have a Confusion about this topic ,and its made me a bad situation and headache ,
    someone please clear this for me .

    as @flynnr mentioned , If i Have a product in Category-A and Subcategory-B we have tow form of URL’s :

    First Form is : site-address/shop/Category-A/Subcategory-B

    And second form is : site-address/shop/Subcategory-B

    now here is my confusion :
    Is this a real duplication and is it really bad for SEO or this is just a myth ?
    Is Search engine crawler really find the second form of the URL if i never mention this url in my web site ?

    If this is bad for SEO , should i prevent use subcategories at all , if i don’t want to use custom codes in my wordpress site ?

    any help will be appreciated , thanks in adavance

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