I made a change recently to my wordpress.org blog to make it so that every post is broken up into two pages, an introduction paragraph and then the rest of the post after a nextpage page break. I did this to prevent the high bounce rate my site was experiencing, which was close to 100%.
Unfortunately, Google appears to be indexing page 2 separately. If you search for something that only appears on page 2, the search result will link you to page 2. This actually makes it so my attempt to reduce a high bounce rate is circumvented, as they move straight to page 2 and will not click to read the rest. Additionally, they miss the introduction, which is also less than ideal.
I would prefer that the page 2 results show up in search engines with the page one URL.
Example: I would like
www.example.com/2018/04/15/blog-post/2/ to show up in google search as
www.example.com/2018/04/15/blog-post/ no matter which page contains the search query.
I would like to set it up to do this automatically if possible. Is there a way to fix this?