Are you facing issues while having duplicate title tags in WordPress? In this article, I will discuss how to remove duplicate title tags in WordPress.
The error/warning for pagination (subpages of archives) or numerous paginated pages in Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) may have appeared if you utilized Google Webmaster Tools or an early version of Google Search Console.
The title of your WordPress Website plays a very vital role in getting you a better ranking and traffic on the search engines. A unique and detailed title for your post is often required by Google in order to stand out from the public. And this provides your website to get better traffic from all the search engines.
I recently discovered that my sites have duplicate title tags on indexed pages while searching in Google Webmaster Tools. This actually negatively impacts your SEO and you may have a lot of nonindexed pages that you may find difficult to get indexed.
How To Check Duplicate Title Tags in WordPress
It is possible to check in Google Webmaster Tool to see if your website has duplicate meta descriptions and title tags. To do so, log into your Google Webmaster Tools account and navigate to Coverage and then select the Excluded check box.
Then in the list, as shown in the above image you can see that for your website it may appear that duplicate Title Tags. And you can check which URLs are having these duplicate title tag issues by selecting the duplicate title tags list button.
How To Remove Duplicate Title Tags From WordPress
To remove the duplicate title tags you need to install an SEO plugin either Yoast or RankMath, both these plugins offer you to remove the duplicate title tags and allow your pages to appear different in eyes of Google so that they can be indexed properly.
As shown in the above code, Go to Titles and Meta Tag on the Rank Math plugin page from your WordPress dashboard and then make sure that at least you have %title% mentioned in the single post title.
This will ensure that whatever is your main post title that should be your title tags. And this will remove any duplicate title tags if present across your website.
Also, you need to make sure that your RankMath plugin settings are as per the recommendation given by RankMath itself. Follow their website to make sure you have all the settings completed properly and saved.
Upon fixing the RankMath setting you should not face any duplicate title tags message on your search console either on Google or Bing.
If you are facing duplicate title tags for your homepage then you need to make sure that the homepage has %page% present in the homepage title of the RankMath plugin.
If you are using a static homepage then this option will be disabled for you and you need to edit the required homepage and add the title and meta tags as per your requirement to the RankMath plugin tool that is displayed on the right side of the block editor.
I hope you were able to fix the issues related to the duplicate title tags on your WordPress website. I have provided three different methods that you can use to get this issue resolved. And the basic requirement to remove this issue is using an SEO plugin.
SEO plugins can slow down your website but they make sure that your On-Page SEO is on par with the latest standard that is required your pages to be indexed to Google or Bing.