- General Errors
- Why You Are Getting '?video_link=' in Page URLs?
This topic discusses issues found in webmaster tools where some of the links to your pages contain the ?video_link= in their urls , Last Updated: Sun Jul 05, 2020
Tue Mar 15, 2016
Recently I was working on a website for a customer. They were trying to improve their SEO. The last webmasters they had, did not bother to create a google webmaster tools account. With permission from the client, we created a webmaster tools account. We had to wait a couple of days until we had access to the data.
Finally the data came in. We analyzed any errors the website may have. The first section to look for is the Duplicate title tags in HTML Improvements under Search Appearance. These were the results:
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|Meta description ||Pages|
|Duplicate meta descriptions ||276|
|Long meta descriptions ||0|
|Short meta descriptions ||1|
|Title tag ||Pages|
|Missing title tags ||0|
|Duplicate title tags ||288|
|Long title tags ||0|
|Short title tags ||0|
|Non-informative title tags ||0|
|Non-indexable content ||Pages|
|We didn't detect any issues with non-indexable content on your site|
as you can see, we have 288 pages with duplicate titles. After looking through the data, we see that most of the pages contain the url http:www.example.com/page1.html?video_link=http:www.example.com/page2.html
We investigated this issue and found the that Facebook is creating all these errors. We are continuing to research how to avoid and get rid of these urls, We checked the HTML code and found nothing.
We will update you on any findings.
UPDATE: we also found ?fb_xd_fragment and ?fb_locale=pt_BR