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I'm wondering how best to optimize my Joomla site's SEO. I have pages with multiple articles on each page. Either via category-type pages, or via modules.

In each case, I'm not wanting users to access the articles separately from the forward facing, menu-linked pages. I understand however that Joomla still generates a url for those articles, and Google can still crawl and display these articles separate from the pages.

My question is what is the best way to control this so that my users get directed only to the front-facing pages? By using the canonical element for each article to point to the front-facing page it's on? Or is there a better method?

Thanks for your help!

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The preferred option is to set a 301 redirect from the duplicate pages to their main page. This will avoid any duplicate content issues in Google.

If a 301 redirect cannot be set, then canonical tags are also a valid second option.

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