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On 4/22/2022 at 5:57 AM, Embdigit said:

I just updated my sitemap and the health score is now 98 which is a good sign for me. Thank you so much for the blog.

Hey @Embdigit!

I have a client with the same error in Ahrefs, and I see that you found a solution back in April. Any chance you might be willing to provide an update on how things have gone since then? I'm curious about how often you've needed to update the sitemap on Google Console, since making this change. 

Thanks in advance for the help, and hope you are having a wonderful day! 

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Also looking to see if there is an update on this canonical issue with _/home appearing as the same as homepage. My SEO team is still saying the homepage of the site is appearing as duplicate content. Has anyone found any fixes to address this? Is there something we can do with Squarespace's URL remapping? 

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My site is having this issue as well.  It's been weeks and Google Site Console is specifically showing the error about there being duplicate content.  I've tried adding canonical tags and redirects to no effect.  

If I cannot resolve this issue soon, I will be forced to cancel my Squarespace subscription, request a refund, and re-create my site with another service.

I'm very disappointed that this issue has been known for years.  The positive marketing about Squarespace is not backed up by my experience with this hugely important aspect of websites (that Google can find them).

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On 1/19/2021 at 7:40 AM, JoshLasac said:

I am having the same problem. My sitemap has a URL that isn't even on my website. I have checked all the pages and the one that's included on my sitemap doesn't really exist. Please help me on this.



On 11/4/2020 at 4:32 AM, tnorman411 said:

Site URL: https://www.gravityonestudio.com/

Ahrefs is showing the following error:   Non-canonical pages listed in the sitemap.

Issue details  Non-canonical pages listed in the sitemap.  Sitemap files must list the pages you want search engines to crawl and index. All pages listed in a sitemap are suggested as canonicals for the search engine

Offending URL: https://www.gravityonestudio.com/home

Canoical URL:  https://www.gravityonestudio.com/

How do I fix this?   

This error message from Ahrefs indicates that some of the pages listed in your sitemap are not canonical, meaning that they may have duplicate content or similar pages on your website that are considered the primary version by search engines.

It's important to ensure that all pages in your sitemap are canonical to avoid confusion for search engines and to improve the indexing and ranking of your website. To fix this error, you should review your sitemap and remove any non-canonical pages or update them to the correct canonical version. You can also use canonical tags on your web pages to indicate the primary version of the content to search engines.


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