SOLVED Link segment duplicating itself
We hired an SEO expert to work on our website, and he spotted an issue on links.
I saw the issue when he spotted it (maybe 1 or 2 months ago), but when I tried to tackle it, I could not reproduce it again.
The issue was: each time he was clicking on a link, on the blog, the url would get an additional '/blog' in it.
So it resulted in something like 'ourwebsite.com/blog/blog/blog/blog/blog/article-title'
I would like to know if that was a known issue that has been fixed since we spotted it (meaning everything's fine and I can remove it from our backlog)?
And if not, if anyone has had this issue already? And how to fix it?
@myriam-mira I'm not aware of that issue, if you can provide a link and a process to replicate the issue we can investigate/fix it
@jbenguira thanks for your reply. I could not reproduce the issue, but I asked our freelancer to see if he can, or if he remembers how it happened. Will update you as soon as I can, thanks!
@jbenguira Hi again,
So I could definitely not find where the issue comes from, but it still exists because when I create a sitemap, it goes through all pages, adding a '/blog' everytime it's done with all blog pages.
For example, if you use this website: https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ to create the visigo.fr sitemap, you will see that at some point it starts adding '/blog' to all elements, and then do it again, looping indefinitely.
@jbenguira the issue was first spotted on Google search console, so I'm guessing there really is an issue somewhere, maybe in our link creation logic...
If I find out more, I'll definitely let you know. Thank you for answering!
If anyone encounters the same issue, please give me a heads up! I'll be happy to discuss it.
@jbenguira Hi again!
Here you can find another tool that indefinitely looped through our blog posts.
Our freelancer suggests that there is something in the link creation logic that must be broken.
Could someone investigate this on your side? I can't see anywhere where we could fix that on ours.
This issue has a very negative impact on our SEO performance, so we would really love to see it fixed.