Oh me too now. I've got them disabled. But why do they all do it, if they are suppose to know what is a paginated page. If your site is Commerce, or has a blog, chances are, more pages on your website are paginated, than non-pag pages..... And yet, it throws the warnings.
Annoying! In fact once I did that and we got better results, it then in fact warned us about issues on the login page, which isn't in the site map, or anywhere else!! Just super super fussy.
I get that - just considering when a page loads, and the user is told on what page they are, it might be better for them, thus better for SEO.
Just puzzles me a little bit, as to why these SEO tools flag them all up, when it is not a problem. Whether you run tools on Commerce Categories, or Blog pages etc, they all get flagged. And according to various forums, none of them should be flagged.
The response is: technically it is a duplicate H1. But when you report that back to a client, it doesn't look good.
I've checked loads of commerce websites, some well known, some not. None of them have Page X within the top. I've checked high ranking other sites that have blog. They don't do it either.
Just frustrating when these tools flag them - and shouldn't. And if it simply checked for next/prev code, they could resolve it.
Is there an SEO scanner tool that takes the pagination code into account, as the one we know of, doesn't. so it reportings 100s of "Duplicate H1s" and we feel if they cannot make it work correctly, it's not good enough.
I’ve been looking at this question for a while. And since it is SEO related, I thought I’d raise it here.
In SEO WordPress tools we can add “Page 2 of 15” in the Title tag and Meta Desc. But you cannot do the same within the H1 tag.
Most SEO ranking tools that scan your site, will raise any paginated page, like Blog, Product Category etc, as having a duplicate H1. Such as 15 pages of Mens Shirts, each H1 “Mens Shirts”, has the same, thus 14 duplicates.
Because the code has Prev and Next in it, and the URL shows the page/14, does it matter at all that they are duplicate?
I’ve seen a lot of high ranking sites that have a Blog, and you can go to page 5 or 50, and the H1 is still “Blog” or “News”.
Does it matter?
I have a developer who can make each page have its own, such as "Blog - Page 2...". But do I need to?
All the SEO checker tools, flag them as duplicates.
Belt and Braces: is it best to have Blog Page 2, Blog Page 3..... or Mens Shirts Page 2, Mens Shirts page 3... etc?
Or does it 100% not matter?
We are using an SEO scanner, and it constantly tells us off for having duplicate H1 tags, but it is purely down to the Category of products, such as T-Shirts, which if you have 10 pages.... would have 10 'T-Shirts' H1 tags.
I would assume this is resolvable via Canonical, but I've checked multiple websites. Some have the canonical as the parent page (minus the page number), and some have it as the page you are on.
What is the definitive answer on this?