Redirect CMS ‘home’ page to site’s main page

You may have noticed in your Google webmaster tools that there are duplicate home pages – one is and the other is simply

To avoid the duplicate pages, a simple redirect via the url-rewrite method is all that’s needed to avoid this duplicate content.

By default, Magento’s main page is called ‘home’, so Google treats these as 2 separate pages.

go to catalog/url-rewrite management in your admin control panel and ‘add Url rewrite – select type of ‘custom’ and fill in the fields as shown below:



You’ll notice that the target path is “../” – this is so it’ll go to the default index page of your Magento Home directory. You could also specify the exact url if you prefer (ie or a different path if your store is located in a subfolder.

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