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What is "?s=" and why is it on my site?

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  1. christianbed

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    Was running screaming frog on one of my sites, and saw that it is registering a bunch of duplicates. For every page/post, I see a version with a ?s= on the end. For example:
    https://www.mysite.com/blog/
    https://www.mysite.com/blog/?s=

    It isn't like I have two blog pages in the dashboard, so it isn't something I did by accidentally duplicating stuff.

    So, what is ?s= and how do I get rid of it?
     
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    O Google webmaster tools you can tell googlebot what the s parameter does. If it's causing lots of duplicates, you can tell google to ignore it.
     
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    Thanks very much you two for the helpful guidance...I'll get it sorted now.