Duplicate titles and descriptions with Yoast SEO for WordPress

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  1. BartolomeyWong

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    Hello, guys! I faced an issue with duplicate titles & descriptions and can't figure out how to fix it.

    Here's the details: Google Search Console shows me a few pages with these issues:

    http://take.ms/RALsm

    They come from my homepage pagination: I have a 'Latest posts' widget on my homepage and a pagination buttons under it. When you click on a button '3', for example, you go to the page like domain.com/page/3.
    The problem is, it's a separate page, but Google can't understand that.

    Now, in past I made a mistake in Yoast SEO for Wordpress configuration: I deleted %%page%% from all the titles. That parameter actually tells Google that the pagination on the page works as a separate page and creates nice titles like 'NAME. Page 1 of 3.'

    But I spotted the mistake (learned from SEO Yoast guide) and corrected it. Now the titles have %%page%% parameter:

    http://take.ms/VkduC

    And for category pages (when you open a category archive with a pagination) it works, the titles include 'Page 3 of 5'. But for my home page where I have pagination, the title is the same for all pages, no 'Page 3 of 5' included.

    Did anyone face the same problem and find a solution? I'd appreciate your advice.