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Hey y’all!  Hoping someone knows the answers to the below!  I’ve searched online, emailed in and asked people at SEMrush and still can’t get a straight answer.

For some reason every time I create a new site, SS is adding a .com/ and .com/cart so I end up with three different url’s for every site I create.   That ends up causing more errors with duplicate title tags and duplicate meta descriptions.  Does anyone know why it’s adding the .com/ and .com/cart?  Is the best thing to do 301 redirect the .com/ and the .com/cart to the .com?

And, the other question I can t get a straight answer to is how to fix temporary redirect seo issues that are caused when I use a folder in the navigation and add pages in it to dropdown.  It’s giving me ‘temporary redirect’ seo issues for each one.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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So the best solution I found for clients for the navigation folders / temp redirects is to remove them from the main navigation and substitute a code block prependTo to both the Desktop navigation and another code block for the mobile navigation.  I just completed this for a client yesterday:

https://www.nextmilelt.com.au/

 

For the additional .com/ I too have noticed this; search engines will just mark them as "non-indexed"

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On 8/18/2022 at 11:59 PM, charlestonnikki said:

For some reason every time I create a new site, SS is adding a .com/ and .com/cart so I end up with three different url’s for every site I create.

These should not cause any real world issues, regardless of what a tool may be telling you. The /cart page will always exist because it cannot be removed. The same is true for a long list of reserved url slugs on every site you build.

 

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