Fix 'Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user' for media with same name

Alfa1

Well-known member
If a member uploads a bunch of images at once with the exact same name, then Google will give the error: Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user
Therefore the images are not indexed by Google.

I suggest to fix this by adding a number to bulk uploads. i.e.
burning man pictures #1
burning man pictures #2
burning man pictures #3
burning man pictures #4
burning man pictures #5

It would also be nice to apply this retroactive to existing entries.
 

Alfa1

Well-known member
There is also a related issue:
Duplicate without user-selected canonical

Its shocking how many pages this affects.
Google has simply thrown out all such pages.

@Chris D has this been resolved in XF2 by any chance?
 

htsumer

Member
When will this happen?
We plan to transition all performance data on April 10, 2019. In order to provide continuity to your data, we will pre-populate your unified data beginning from January 2018. We will also enable you to view both old and new versions for a few weeks during the transition to see the impact and understand the differences.
API and Data Studio users: The Search Console API will change to canonical data on April 10, 2019.

how was the situation
 
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