I'm working on a website that dynamically replaces URLs during state changes so that if a user copy/pastes the URL at any give time, they will be able to land on a page that reflects the state when the URL was copied (I think that was the best way to express that idea...it seems wordy!).
For example, if a user visits the endpoint
www.site.com/dashboard, the page defaults to the first tab (say,
www.site.com/dashboard?tab=something_public). The URL is replaced client-side. Note that both URLs resolve to the same content.
Now, both of these pages appear after an appropriate Google search.
I'm curious how this scenario will affect the page ranking of
www.site.com. If I could somehow merge these into one page, would this improve my site's ranking? That is, would the ranking of
www.site.com improve overall?