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  • Writer's pictureBrent Payne

Query string contains paginated parameters

The URL being analyzed has a query string that includes parameters indicative of pagination functionality.

Why is this important?

Implementing pagination through URLs is a widespread approach to breaking down a large set of related items into more manageable pages.

URLs with excessive parameters might be complex and dynamic. This includes URLs that have sorting and filtering options in addition to pagination. These could pose challenges such as inefficient crawling by search engines or content duplication issues.

Nonetheless, with appropriate management of paginated content, search engines can effectively index and understand these pages.

What does the Optimization check?

This Optimization activates when the URL includes any parameters commonly associated with paginated series of content.

Examples that trigger this Optimization

The following are examples of URL parameters that, if detected, would cause the activation of this Optimization:

Why is this Optimization marked 'Insight'?

Labeled 'Insight', this Optimization does not necessarily prompt immediate action. It is intended to draw attention to an aspect of the URL structure that could be of interest and potentially merit further evaluation.

It is not inherently problematic to have URLs with pagination parameters, as these are often accommodated effectively by search engines.

However, it may become a point of concern if there is a disproportionate volume of URLs with pagination parameters relative to the site's total or if search engines manifest difficulties when attempting to crawl the entire website's URLs.

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