Different Between 301 Redirect and Canonicalization

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Hello Everyone,

There is my client website which home page has two different URL for example 1.  seomastering.com 2. www.seomastering.com

We can use Canonical tag and 301 redirect.
What will more beneficial 301 redirect or Canonical tag?


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Re: Different Between 301 Redirect and Canonicalization
« Reply #1 on: 09-21-2014, 05:36:27 »
For this particular case, the 301 redirect is the correct way to go.

By using the canonical tag, you'll solve the duplicate content problem, but you'll still have like 2 websites (www and non-www version), and if someone links to your non-www version, for example, then you'll have a backlink only for that version. If you use a 301 redirect, then you'll have like only one website, and all the backlinks go into one place.

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Re: Different Between 301 Redirect and Canonicalization
« Reply #2 on: 09-25-2014, 07:32:20 »
A 301 redirect is a server-side redirect developed to help users and search engines come across material that has moved to a new URL permanently. These redirects pass between 90-99% of the link juice to the redirected page, and according to Google,

Canonical Attribute is not a redirect. A rel="canonical" attribute will not redirect a customer to the new URL, instead it is used as a signal for search engines to suggest which page to index in the search results when similar or copied content appears within a website.

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Re: Different Between 301 Redirect and Canonicalization
« Reply #3 on: 03-03-2016, 03:59:15 »
A 301 redirect is designed to help users and search engines find pieces of content that have moved to a new URL. Adding a 301 redirect means that the content of the page has permanently moved somewhere else. You should certainly use 301 redirects if you are moving your website to a new location or changing your URLs to a new structure. Where 301 redirections not possible, we use "rel=Canonical".

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Re: Different Between 301 Redirect and Canonicalization
« Reply #4 on: 03-03-2016, 07:22:34 »
rel="canonical" tag is used to let the search engines know which is your preferred version of page to index, if there are duplicate content on your site, for example, category page, archive page, author page.

For more info: Check out this Google webmaster article Official https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2013/04/5-common-mistakes-with-relcanonical.html

301 redirect is a permanent redirect. This will pass all the link juice along. !-!


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Re: Different Between 301 Redirect and Canonicalization
« Reply #5 on: 08-18-2016, 03:01:22 »
301 redirect is the most efficient  and Search Engine friendly method for webpage redirection. It's not that hard to implement and it should rpeserve your search engine rankings for that particular page. if you have to change file names or move pages around, it's the safest option. The code 301 is interpreted as "moved permanently".
In computer science, canonicalization is a process for converting data that has  more  than one possible representation inti a standard, normal or canonical form.
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Re: Different Between 301 Redirect and Canonicalization
« Reply #6 on: 08-23-2016, 09:03:49 »
301 redirect is the most efficient and Search Engine Friendly method for webpage redirection. It's not that hard to implement and it should preserve your search engine rankings for that particular page. If you have to change file names or move pages around, it's the safest option. The code "301" is interpreted as "moved permanently".

 

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