What are duplicate page titles, and why are they bad for SEO?
Duplicate page titles are when two or more pages on your website have the same exact title tag.
This is a common SEO mistake that can have a negative impact on your website's search engine rankings.
While duplicate page titles are not a ranking factor, they can easily confuse search engines and make it difficult for them to determine which page is the most relevant result for a particular search query. This can result in your website's pages being ranked lower in the search results or entirely removed from the search results.
There are a few ways that you can fix this issue:
- Use unique and descriptive titles for each page on your website
- Use keyword research to find popular keywords that relate to your page's content
- Use these keywords in your page's title tag
How do you identify duplicate page titles on your website?
If you're not sure whether or not you have duplicate page titles on your website, use our duplicate title tool to crawl your website and check for any duplicate titles.
Once you've identified the pages with duplicate titles, you can either edit the page's title tag or redirect the page to a different URL.
Redirecting the page to a different URL is a good option if you don't want to change the title of the page. This will tell search engines that the new URL is the correct one and should be indexed instead of the old URL.