[pmwiki-users] Group home pages indexed twice in search engines

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Oct 27 16:50:39 CDT 2006

On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 11:43:57PM +0200, Roman wrote:
> I've noticed that group home pages of my site are indexed twice in
> search engines - as http://server/Group/HomePage and
> http://server/Group. SEO and search engine guidelines don't recommend
> it (for example Google says in webmaster guidelines: "Don't create
> multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate
> content.").
> The only place where I have non-qualified group links is in skin tmpl,
> where it is defined the same way as in pmwiki default skin:
> <div class='pagegroup'><a href='{$ScriptUrl}/{$Group}'>{$Group}</a> /</div>
> I would like to have something like
> <div class='pagegroup'><a
> href='{$ScriptUrl}/{$GroupHomePage}'>{$Group}</a> /</div>
> Can anybody help to define $GroupHomePage page variable?

Normally PmWiki returns a redirect when a page is requested
without a full pagename -- i.e., turning a request for
http://server/Group into a redirect to http://server/Group/HomePage.  
Do you perhaps have $EnableFixedUrlRedirect set to zero?


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