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Non-Indexable Pages with Canonical Links In

Non-indexable URLs which are referenced as the canonical of another page which was found in the crawl

Priority: Low

Impact: Negative

What issues it may cause

Pages which canonicalise to a non-indexable page will not be indexed by search engines and any authority signals from backlinks may be lost.

If this issue affects pages that were already indexed it may cause them to be removed from search engine's results pages.

How do you fix it

There are two ways in which you can fix this issue:

  • if these pages are the real canonical pages that you want to be indexed simply make them indexable
  • if you don't want these pages to be indexed you may consider removing the canonical links pointing to them

What is the positive impact

Pages with potential search value can be indexed and potentially generate additional search traffic and conversions.

How to fetch the data for this report template

You will need to run a crawl for report template to generate report. When report has been generated and you have crawl id you can fetch data for the report using the following query:

query GetReportForCrawl($crawlId: ObjectID!, $reportTemplateCode: String!) {
getCrawl(id: $crawlId) {
reportsByCode(
input: {
reportTypeCodes: Basic
reportTemplateCodes: [$reportTemplateCode]
}
) {
rows {
nodes {
... on CrawlUrls {
pageTitle
url
description
foundAtUrl
canonicalLinksInCount
deeprank
level
indexable
noindex
nofollowedPage
disallowedPage
canonicalizedPage
paginatedPage
foundInGoogleAnalytics
foundInGoogleSearchConsole
foundInBacklinks
foundInList
foundInLogSummary
foundInWebCrawl
foundInSitemap
}
}
}
}
}
}

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