Google: We Don't Generally Make Up URLs On Your Web Site

Nov 26, 2019 • 7:44 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that generally Google will not make up URLs to index on your web site. So if you find weird parameters at the end of the URLs showing up in the Google index for your web site, Google probably found someone linking to that URL. Either you have some pages that link that way or someone on a third-party site does.

You can fix it by either using a 301 redirect from that URL to the canonical URL or by using the canonical tag on the page to the right URL.

Here is John's tweet with the original question:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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