Try putting this into Google:
Here’s the results you will see (48 results for a single page):
This is a duplicate content bug, and should be considered an urgent SEO issue for the Discourse platform (I am running
v2.4.0.beta3 +4 currently).
I tried to understand why this is happening, and was surprised to find that inspecting the source of the page, the canonical link is updated as I scrolled down the page:
<link rel="canonical" href="https://forum.hearingtracker.com/t/costco-kirkland-signature-9-0-product-information/45380?page=2" />
So, I guess the rationale here is that long threads are paginated, but since this is a lazy-loading SPA, the canonicals are behaving as if traditional pagination is happening. I’m honestly not sure what the rationale is for doing it this way.
By the way, SEO best practices for pagination are to NOT provide identical meta description and title on page 2, etc. Here’s an example of how I deployed pagination on another part of my website:
- What is the SEO rationale for providing canonicals pointing to paginated points in the thread?
- If this approach is justified somehow, can we at least ensure that title and meta are not yielding duplicate results in the Google Serps?