I have a Drupal 8 page which is indexed from Google without any error. The front page is a node configured as a front page in the Basic site settings (admin/config/system/site-information) using the path alias /front or de/heim.

The point is that the path alias for the front page should be the root (e.g. example.com) which is it. So, everything is working fine if I navigate the page.

Why is the path alias shown in Google search results, and not the root domain? It shows example.com/en/front or example.com/de/heim, not example.com.

I have never seen this problem before using Drupal 6 or Drupal 7.

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It really depends on what page Google finds first, I guess. So, I do now know.

Why is the alias shown in Google search results, and not the root domain?

However in order to overcome this, you would have used the global redirect in Drupal 7, which has been merged with Redirect. I have not tried it, but if it an exact port it should still be able to.

Checks if the current URL is the same as the site_frontpage and redirects to the frontpage if there is a match.

  • Yes, it does do that, there's still an inconsistency in core, because if you do have a node as frontpage then it will automatically add a canonical path to /home, which isn't correct but that's IMHO something that should be fixed in core.
    – Berdir
    Jan 2, 2017 at 18:32
  • @Berdir that is exactly what it does.
    – Tipi
    Jan 2, 2017 at 20:21
  • The second "weird" thing is that it actually makes a correct redirect when using the sites default language front page setting. But it does not do it when using multiple languages. Anyway the indexing is not working correctly because of the <link rel="canonical" href="/en" /> .
    – Tipi
    Jan 2, 2017 at 20:24
  • Ok, then I think you're looking for drupal.org/node/2704213, that issue should fix a number of issues that currently exist with those redirect features on multilingual sites
    – Berdir
    Jan 2, 2017 at 20:49
  • Looks like the right issue in progress. Thanks Berdir!
    – Tipi
    Jan 6, 2017 at 9:08

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