Pagination: Pagination Loop

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Pagination Loop

URLs that have rel=”next” and rel=”next” attributes that loop back to a previously encountered URL.

This can mean that the expressed pagination series are simply ignored by the search engines.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

To populate this filter ‘Crawl Analysis’ must be performed via ‘Crawl Analysis > Start’.

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Pagination’ tab and ‘Pagination Loop’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Read our tutorial on ‘How To Audit rel=”next” and rel=”prev” Pagination Attributes’.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when URLs with rel=”next” and rel=”next” attributes loop back to a previously encountered URL.

For example:

Has the tag:

<link rel="next" href="">

And the URL:

Has the tags:

<link rel="prev" href="">
<link rel="next" href="">


Has the tag:

<link rel="prev" href="">

When it should actually have the tag:

<link rel="prev" href="">

How To Fix

Ensure paginated URLs contained within rel=”next” or rel=”next” attributes and within <a> tags are to the correct pages in the sequence.

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