When I need to use canonical tag?

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Re: When I need to use canonical tag?
« Reply #10 on: 03-13-2018, 05:58:07 »
Hi,
I heard about this tag but to be honest I didn't know how to use it or when I should use it on my website?
what is it?

It's really strange that you are promoting SEO link in signature and you are not aware of what is Canonical Tag?

Canonical Tag is used to tell Google that the content of the page is copy of another page. This tag should be implemented in the website as for Google url's with and without forward slash are different.

For example:- http : // abc. com
http : // abc.com/

In above example Google will consider both this URL as different identity. So if you are targeting http :// abc.com than in the website your canonical tag will be <link rel=”canonical” href=”http :// abc.com" >
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Re: When I need to use canonical tag?
« Reply #11 on: 03-14-2018, 01:44:15 »
It's used for avoid  meta duplicate. it's mostly used in Blogs, eCommerce website, product listing sites classified website.

for example in your blog you have 30 blog post blog home page shoes 10 blog post after that 1>2>3>4 is shows, user click next page another 10 post will show but blog meta details are same. it's consider as a duplicate meta. then here you need to add

On the first page, http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=1, you’d include in the <head> section:
<link rel="next" href="http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=2" />
On the second page, http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=2:
<link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=1" />
<link rel="next" href="http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=3" />
On the third page, http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=3:
<link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=2" />
<link rel="next" href="http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=4" />

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Re: When I need to use canonical tag?
« Reply #12 on: 03-16-2018, 23:11:28 »
Canonical tags prevent duplication of URL indexing in Google. For best practices use canonical URLs for your website as it tells search engines which version of URL should be Index by Google for Rankings.

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Re: When I need to use canonical tag?
« Reply #13 on: 04-02-2018, 06:19:21 »
If you observe we can open url's by different ways like by adding https or adding https but without www before domain name or directly website name .com . This will create a problem of canonicalization it means crawler consider each url as separate website because of that content consider as duplicate. To tell spider or crawler that all those url is for same site we need use canonical tag.

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Re: When I need to use canonical tag?
« Reply #14 on: 04-03-2018, 10:47:59 »
Think of the Rel Canonical tag as a "citing your source" tag. It is often used when duplicate content is posted on multiple sites as a way to give credit to the original source.
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