The website I'm working on can have both upper and lower case URLs, even though they will produce the exact same content. eg: http://www.example.com/uk/office-space/london/soho and http://www.example.com/uk/office-space/london/SOHO Will both produce the same search results for the area "Soho".

I have just placed a "Lower Case" canonical url in the all the pages now seeing as Google was obviously complaining about "duplicate" results. After almost 4 weeks these pages are still listed as being duplicate even though the Canonical URL is lower case (even for the uppercase links)

Is there something else I should do, will this "canonical URL" work, or should I just wait a little longer for Google to update my index in Google Webmaster Tools?

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I had the exact same situation ( a webshop), just wait. I also 301 all the uppercased paged to the lowercase version, that might speed things up.

  • Make sure you canonical all pages
  • Header 301 all pages to the lowercase
  • Make sure your sitemap is up to date
  • Make sure all inpage anchors are correct
  • Thanks for the reply. I thought it might be a bit of a waiting game. Just to be on the safe side, I will try and 301 all those "uppercase" pages to their "lowercase" ones. Commented Jun 23, 2014 at 11:43

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