Duplicate titles for the Categories, Guidelines, Privacy Policy & TOS pages


(KEVIN) #1

SEMRush is telling me I have errors.

During a Site Audit, it states that “5 pages have duplicate meta descriptions”

Those 5 pages are:

https://forum.mydomainname.com/
https://forum.mydomainname.com/categories
https://forum.mydomainname.com/guidelines
https://forum.mydomainname.com/privacy
https://forum.mydomainname.com/tos

I promise you, I did look for this answer before running to the forum - but how do I change the meta descriptions on these pages so I can make SEMRush and the Google Overlords happy again?

Thanks -


(Hakan) #2

Discourse Determining the meta from automatic explanations.


(Sam Saffron) #3

I think this is a reasonable feature request, we can do better here with the meta descriptions.

For example TOS has:

<title>Discourse Meta</title>
<meta name="description" content="Discussion about the next-generation open source Discourse forum software">

What it really should say is:

<title>Discourse Meta - Terms of Service</title>
<meta name="description" content="Discussion about the next-generation open source Discourse forum software - Terms of Service">

@nbianca can you have a look at cleaning this up? @codinghorror any particular changes / text you would like to see here?


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Yeah title is a no :brain:er , let’s do that for sure.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Is this complete @nbianca?


(Bianca) #6

The title part, yes, it is. Check it out!

The part with description not, because it does not actually provide anything. I can do that too, it is no biggie.


(Jeff Atwood) #7

Title is fine we can close this as complete, thank you!


(Jeff Atwood) #8