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  • Writer's pictureBrent Payne

URL contains a double slash

The URL in question exhibits a double forward slash within its structure.

Why is this important?

Having a double slash in the URL's path is technically not incorrect as the browser will understand it. However, it is generally discouraged because it could lead to content duplication issues, particularly if the same content is accessible via URLs with both single and double slashes.

What does the Optimization check?

This Optimization will be activated for any internal URL that includes a double slash in its path.

Examples that trigger this Optimization

The Optimization would be triggered by any URL with a double slash present within the path, such as:

How do you resolve this issue?

If search engines encounter pages with double slashes during crawling, it could lead to issues with content duplication and unnecessary use of crawl budget. It's advisable to address this problem promptly.

URLs featuring double slashes can arise from various sources, including content management systems, plugins, or malformed HTML, often due to incorrect relative linking or base URL configurations. You might need to enlist a developer to identify the cause and rectify the problem.

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