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Two Search Results With Differnt URL's

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I have a website that is suddenly appearing twice in Google search results.  The first result shows a normal url, the second shows a url with a long extension.

 

https://www.rockymountainexpeditions.com

vs.

http://www.rockymountainexpeditions.com/#!product-page/aw9o6/8e7b1660-ca82-d017-428e-1b4ccfdd388a

 

They both link to the homepage.  I've never encountered this before.  Is this due to duplicate content, spam or malware?

 

I used webmaster tools to remove the long url... will this remove my entire site from the search results though?

 

Thanks!

 

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Hi,

 

The both URLs have the same content, so the Google bot take as a duplicate content.

 

You can remove the long URL from the webmaster tool request. It will not delete your entire website.

 

Hope this will help.

 

Thanks,

Aslam

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Hi,

 

The both URLs have the same content, so the Google bot take as a duplicate content.

 

You can remove the long URL from the webmaster tool request. It will not delete your entire website.

 

Hope this will help.

 

Thanks,

Aslam

Two Search Results With Differnt URL's

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Hi,

That's interesting. This line in the head section should prevent that from happening:

<link rel="canonical" href="https://www.rockymountainexpeditions.com/">

 

The page may have been indexed before your page had this on it.

In webmaster tools, click on the long URL to find out which website the clicks came from. I've seen the bots come up with some funny looking URL's from other sites. I would attempt to contact webmasters of websites listed, other than your own, and ask them to fix their links. It's really not necessary. The canonical tag is also used to identify the same pages, and that should prevent the long URL page from being considered a duplicate of itself.

After doing all of the above, remove the long URL from the list, then wait and see how long it takes to come back.

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

Two Search Results With Differnt URL's

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I ended up using webmaster tools to tell Google not to index that specific url and it was gone from the search results within a day.