duplicate without user-selected canonical

  • Resolved Tim


    I wondered if I could have some advise please.

    I have uploaded my site maps to Google Search console but most product links are excluded as Google advise that they ‘duplicate without user-selected canonical’.

    Looking at the source it appears I have set a canonical link.

    Not sure how to proceed.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    I have tested your site here: https://www.siteliner.com/ and it seems you have a lot of duplicate content. Google recommends that for duplicate pages, you should add a canonical URL to show the original page.

    You can add the canonical URL in Rank math metabox under Advanced tab.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    Thank you for your reply.

    As you can see it’s an amazon affiliate e-commerce store.

    Would I put the amazon url for the canonical link?

    Or how would confirm where the duplicate content is from?


    I wouldn’t recommend setting the canonical to Amazon if you want to rank using SEO since Google will rank then the Amazon site instead of your site.

    I would try to edit the text of the products to make Google determine it is not duplicated content.

    You can check which links are duplicated content using some tools like https://www.siteliner.com/

    Looking forward to help you.

    Thank you.

    Looking at siteliner when I view the links siteliner say that Internal duplicate content found for the site.

    I have set the canonical link for each so what would be you best advise be to correct the issue?

    What about no-follow?

    Hello Tim,

    Please share some of the URLs excluded be Google with the issue, so we can take a closer look into this.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.



    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    I have added one of the links.

    Thank you


    Canonical won’t remove the duplicate message from siteliner, it will just tell Google from where your content comes from so they don’t penalize you for duplicated content. As far as you set the canonical with the original content source, you don’t need to worry about siteliner, Google won’t penalize you for having duplicate content.

    Looking forward to help you.


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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