Forum causing duplicate content issues
Hi, hope your are keeping safe.
I am experiencing several duplicate content issues on my site, but one of the main problems seems to be the forum. Currently I only have the categories and forums set up, no topics or replies etc have been created as yet.
Here is the report for reference - https://www.siteliner.com/tradingdispatch.com?siteliner=site-duplicate&siteliner-sort=match_words&siteliner-from=1&siteliner-message=
As shown in the report on the lower part of the first page and many pages after that, url's from the forum are causing issues. How can I fix this issue and prevent the duplicate content coming from the forum?
wpForo SEO is totally crashed by other SEO plugin. Please let me know what SEO plugin you use? Do you know that all SEO plugins see forum pages as a one page, and they generate the same title, description, canonical-url and meta tags for all forums and topics. So this is why you see duplicated page errors. All your forum pages are introduced to Search Engines as one single page by your SEO plugin.
wpForo has a built-in SEO system which works perfect if other plugins don't stop it. Just let us know what SEO plugin you use. It should be excluded for the forum pages asap.
Thanks a million for your time and help.
I use the RankMath SEO plugin, I did contact their support about the issue and I received the following response:
Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.
I have created a WPForo forum with empty topics then tetsted on siteliner but I can’t replicate the duplicate content issue. I’d recommend you follow the outlined duplicate content URLs shown on your test and inspect them. It seems to be something to do with this filter: https://i.rankmath.com/MuXqiZ
Looking forward to helping you. Thank you."
After analyzing all the urls I dont see any issues from the actual Forum pages themselves, I stand to be corrected but all the errors look to come from the unread feed as this url comes up constantly as the error:
Please let me know what the best way to proceed is