[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #11856: URL for 1st comments page is not canonical

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Thu Dec 22 01:55:08 UTC 2011

#11856: URL for 1st comments page is not canonical
 Reporter:  sirzooro                       |       Owner:  markjaquith
     Type:  defect (bug)                   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                         |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Canonical                      |     Version:  3.0
 Severity:  major                          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch reporter-feedback  |
Changes (by archon810):

 * keywords:  needs-patch, reporter-feedback => needs-patch reporter-
 * severity:  normal => major


 Can this be revisited?

 /comment-page-1 is extraneous and bad for SEO due to duplicate content for
 situations where the total number of comments is < 1 page (new replies are
 automatically redirected to /comment-page-1 instead of the canonical url).

 For the case when the total number of comments is > the per-page one,
 either comment-page-1 or comment-page-LASTNUM is superfluous, depending on
 the sort order.

 http://www.blindfiveyearold.com/wordpress-duplicate-content describes this
 problem (canonical works well in the latest WP, but search engines may not
 care about canonical when spidering as evident by an example in the link).

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11856#comment:6>
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