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Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues

7 years 7 months ago #88999 by johnniek2
I have started gettin a lot of www.mydomain.com/component/category like links?

for example:
my joomla 2.5 website.
my website is multilingual and Iam using core sef URLs.

still I get a lot of urls indexed that are not there (broken links) or duplicate? for example here is a list:
/ru/component/content/
/hr/component/content/
/de/component/users/?view=reset
/de/component/content/ Details
/de/component/users/?view=remind
/de/component/users/?view=registration
/de/component/users/
u/component/content/category/36-russian-language/magnum-яхты-класса-люкс-в-хорватии.html
/hr/component/content/category/31-croatian-language/plovidbene-rute.html
/de/component/content/category/52-german-language/yachtcharter-management.html
/ru/component/content/category/40-russian-language/общая-информация.html
/de/component/content/category/54-german-language/sh404sef-de.html
/hr/component/content/category/29-croatian-language/booking-i-kontakt.html
/hr/component/content/category/28-croatian-language/cjenik.html
/hr/component/content/category/33-croatian-language/izjave-gostiju.html
/ru/component/content/category/42-russian-language/ведение-яхтенного-бизнеса-в-хорватии.html

I didnt have those before but I noticed google indexed a lot of them, and Iam getting a lot of 404 not found nad duplicate title issues now

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7 years 7 months ago #89033 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues
Hi Johhnie,
to avoid index those urls, please take a look to this Google doc using a robots.txt file: support.google.com/webmasters/answer/156449?hl=en

Waiting for your comments

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7 years 7 months ago #89064 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues
I understand, but why did it now started inndexing these urls not before?

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7 years 7 months ago #89096 by steve
Hi johnniek2

There's a good chance that another extension has allowed these to be indexed by accident. It could be a sitemap, an RSS feed or something similar.

Your best bet is to use sh404SEF or SEF Advance. Both have the option to automatically redirect the normal URLs to the SEF URLs.

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7 years 7 months ago #89097 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues
As Joomla by default have links built like your examples, once you make an install and add articles, those urls can be reach searching on Google.

A quick example is that some Joomla websites that doesn't have link to register page reported get spam from users being registered due the fact the url index.php?option=com_users&view=registration was alive by default.

Hopes this clarification helps

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7 years 7 months ago #89118 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues
thank you for your answers, but I havent insatlled nothing new except languages?

how can I disable: index.php?option=com_users&view=registration
and similar?

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7 years 7 months ago #89132 by steve
Hi johnniek2

I'd recommend getting an extension like sh404SEF or SEF Advance.

Both have the option to automatically redirect the normal URLs to the SEF URLs.

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7 years 7 months ago #89149 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues
Hi Steve, used to have it in this install, but there where problems with multilingual, nobody could help to solve...so I uninstalled it in december

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7 years 7 months ago #89192 by Nick
Hi Johnnie,

Can we get a link to your site to take a look?

Looking forward to helping.

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7 years 6 months ago #90958 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues
somehow I never recieved a notification for the last reply and due to other work I forgot this post, now I came back to this issue and stumbled back here :-)

Steve@ I had so much problems with sh404 that I had to remove it from the site, as no support from rocketheme could identify the issue with mulitilingual, when I removed it eveything worked (they found that sh404 was causing the bug)

Valentin@
I have turned off user registration in users and disabled the login module...
however, you can still reach the page: component/users/?view=login
shall I redirect it 301 to the homepage?
would it be a good or bad idea?

Nick@ the link is: Magnum Nautica
sorry for late reply, but I get lost in other jobs, and the notification didnt come trough somehow...

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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #90989 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues

somehow I never recieved a notification for the last reply and due to other work I forgot this post, now I came back to this issue and stumbled back here :-)

Please check your spam box. Maybe the notification email was there.

Steve@ I had so much problems with sh404 that I had to remove it from the site, as no support from rocketheme could identify the issue with mulitilingual, when I removed it eveything worked (they found that sh404 was causing the bug)

I'll provide my thoughts on this one.
As I can see, the current links in your website looks really good.

Valentin@
I have turned off user registration in users and disabled the login module...
however, you can still reach the page: component/users/?view=login
shall I redirect it 301 to the homepage?
would it be a good or bad idea?

Yes, is a good idea if you don't need to provide login to any user.
Login is still possible for existing members (like Super Users) - that's why is working

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7 years 6 months ago #90995 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Broken and wrong links and duplicate issues
I have added a 301 trough control panel but the redirect doesnt work it still opens the magnumnautica.com/component/users/?view=login

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7 years 6 months ago #91002 by Nick
Thanks for the info, Johnnie! Would you send us some login credentials to support@ostraining.com so we can take a quick look for you? Also, please do three things for us:
1) In the email, include a link to this forum post
2) In the email, include step by step direction of how to replicate the issue.
3) After sending the email, reply to this forum post letting us know you sent the email so that we can check it.

Looking forward to helping.

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