URL: Multiple Slashes

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Multiple Slashes

URLs that have multiple forward slashes in the path (

This is generally by mistake and as best practice URLs should only have a single slash between sections of a path to avoid any potential mix ups and duplicate URLs within the string.

This is excluding use within the protocol (https://) where it is the standard.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the URL tab and ‘Multiple Slashes’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Use the lower ‘Inlinks’ tab to view pages that link to them.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when a URL has multiple forward slashes in the path, excluding protocol slashes (https://). For example:

How To Fix

Ideally only a single slash should be used for URLs.

However, changing URLs is a big decision, and often it’s not worth changing them for SEO purposes alone.

If URLs are changed, then appropriate 301 redirects must be implemented.

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