How to find out if the right URLs are being indexed

Let's say that this is our main website.

http://abc.com

we have plenty of URLs on this site like,

http://abc.com/red-shoes-men

But we also have a ton of URLs that have URL parameters, including adwords auto-tagging parameters (gclid, aclk), UTM parameters, URL re-direction, other query parameters, etc.

I would like to make sure that the right URLs are indexed and not the query parameters. I also want to make sure that the same URL is not indexed twice because of this.

Also, I would like to know if a solution for this has already been implemented on our site. How do I check this? The webmaster is not reachable. We are using concret5 CMS.

Thanks
smuralisankarAsked:
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bigeven2002Commented:
Hello,
I think some of this would involve directly editing the .htaccess file but this should be able to be completed with the CMS administrator page.  Login to that first, go to System & Settings, and check the box for enable Pretty URLs.

It will try to add this code to the .htaccess file for your site.
# Friendly URLs
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /installation_directory/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}/index.html !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}/index.php !-f
RewriteRule . index.php [L]
</IfModule>

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This is for manual entry below into the .htaccess file
# Redirect for abc.com and www.abc.com, this forces abc.com to redirect to www.abc.com for 
# all visitors included search engines.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^abc\.com 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.abc.com/$1 [R=permanent,L]

# or vice versa, but don't use both
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.abc\.com 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://abc.com/$1 [R=permanent,L]

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Hope this helps.
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
To see what is being indexed in Google, the most complete view will be provided by creating a Webmaster Tools account and viewing your site in there.

A quick and dirty way to view what is being indexed by Google is with a simple "site:" query. For example, put this directly into Google (replace abc.com with your domain):
site:abc.com

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smuralisankarAuthor Commented:
Pretty URLs is different from canonical.

I would like to know if this is going to cause any duplicate content or multiple indexing issue.
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bigeven2002Commented:
If you are using the code above to force redirect, then it should not create duplicate content or multiple indexing.  That's one of the reasons why that code exists, to specifically combat these type of issues.
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