Problem is that Managed Navigation is appending “-2” to some new pages.
I've worked out that you must use the "gear" icon and "Add a Page" in order for new pages to be editable for SEO including Managed Navigation (another time draining experience - avoid all other methods!). However, because of that awkwardness, I had to recreate some of the pages, so renamed the old one (eg "X "), created new with the gear Add Page, then gave it a name. Problem - if that name previously existed, the managed navigation switches it to new-page-name-2 instead of just new-page-name. Eg.:
Find it at: https://mycompany-public.sharepoint.com/my-new-page-(2)
Grrr... that will mess up search engines, SEO, all links etc.
Knowing SharePoint, I cleaned out the Recycle Bin, as I realised the original would still be there. But no difference. I do appreciate there is also a second level Admin Recycle Bin, but this being Office 365 not On-Prem, of course I don't have access to that. So, is that the reason it still appends "-2" or "-(2)" etc to the navigation and/or how can we resolve this? TIA,