Google says I have duplicate web page affecting SEO, need to remove one of themAutor: Joe H.
I have found a issue affecting my SEO while on Google Webmaster tools. This involves a Duplicate page, submitted URL not selected as the canonical page. I do have the canonical tag in the header, appears in both pages. Google decided on which page to declare as the page to be indexed. This page, https://www.badmancharters.com/index.html I thought was being indexed regularly and used in my search rankings. This isn't so.
The current page that Google is using and indexing is the https://www.badmancharters.com/ . From what I've read it is different then the .../index.html page somehow as far as SEO is concerned, hence creating a duplicate page and conflict with ...com/, which Google doesn't like.
What I would like to know is somehow 1) can I remove either one of the pages, 2) edit one of them to take the place of the other page, 3) or ??? so I no longer have a duplicate page. Apparently it's been this was for awhile and I just realized/found the error. Duplicate pages are not good, both pages actually exist and if I redirect one to another, I can't actually find the ...com/ page. I want to make them as one or remove one of them.
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