I have come to the forum to research this issue, as it is now my concern.
Here’s what the literature has to say about SEO and duplicate titles.
A title is considered to be a duplicate if it matches the exact title of another page. Duplicate titles will diminish the quality of a page since it is unclear on which page has more relevance to a given topic. Furthermore, it will also confuse the user when navigating your site.
With Pagination, the exact page where the element is found on is rendered again and thus indexed with a new url, with the exact same title. There’s no way, at present moment, to vary the subsequent pages because it’s internal.
Is there a way to append the pagination page and ID number to the title of the page it is found on like you mentioned? And this be done automatically by the internal system would be superb.
Right now, my client’s site is showing hundreds of duplicate titles…which may negatively effect their SEO and my services to them if I can’t show the problem resolved.
An example of what the Pagination does to titles:
Original page where pagination is used:
Paginated Pages (duplicates):
So while the URLS are different (as they should be because they are now indexing as 3 different pages instead of 1) the title for EACH of these pages in SEO SETTINGS > TITLE TAG is exactly the same for all 3 of these pages. Why? Because it’s really only 1 page and there’s really only 1 place where we can edit the Title Tag. In the above example the title “About Dr. Scott Hollander” is indexing 3 times.
I explained that to the best of my abilities. Let me know of a good resolve for this. Thanks in advance!
Edit directly following the post: Works the same way for duplicate descriptions so we’ll need a workaround or resolve for that as well.