Canonical tags

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Canonical tags
« on: 01-09-2015, 01:10:38 »
What is Canonical tags please explain in clear words I am very confusing in this term...


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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #1 on: 01-11-2015, 22:25:07 »
The proclamation from Yahoo!, Live & Google that they will be supporting another "accepted url tag" to help website admins and webpage holders wipe out made toward oneself copy content in the list is, as I would see it, the greatest change to SEO best practices subsequent to the rise of Sitemaps. It's uncommon that we cover web index advertisements or "news things" here on Seomoz, as this site is dedicated a larger number of towards strategies than breaking features, yet this unquestionably requests consideration and obliges brisk training.

<link rel="canonical" href="http://xyz.com/blog" />

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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #2 on: 01-13-2015, 04:14:41 »
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Including a rel=canonical link in your webpage is a strong hint to search engines your about preferred version to index among duplicate pages on the web. It’s supported by several search engines, including Yahoo!, Bing, and Google. The rel=canonical link consolidates indexing properties from the duplicates, like their inbound links, as well as specifies which URL you’d like displayed in search results. However, rel=canonical can be a bit tricky because it’s not very obvious when there’s a misconfiguration.

Read more... http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2013/04/5-common-mistakes-with-relcanonical.html

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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #3 on: 01-29-2015, 02:57:57 »
Canonical Tag is used to tell Search Engine that the content of the page is copied content and not unique one. It's important to use canonical tag, so that the website don't get affected because of Google update.

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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #4 on: 04-13-2015, 04:05:09 »
Resolving canonical issue in the website i.e. redirecting multiple pages having same content to one single URL or redirecting our website from www to non www is called canonicalization. The use of canonical tags is to make search engines understand that the content belong to the same website and it is not duplicate content. This tag helps to resolve your duplicate content issue otherwise you may get penalized by Google.


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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #5 on: 04-13-2015, 04:14:03 »
Hi!

To be more clearer, Canonical Tag indicates the source URL or the original content page of a given page to a search engine such as Google. Canonical tags are used to declare a single page as its own source or to reference its source. Search Engines use the canonical tag to combat duplicate content issues and assign search engine ranking  value for that content to the page designated as the “source” URL.



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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #6 on: 04-16-2015, 04:08:14 »
If two website or webpages are mirror of each other than Google will ban any of the webpage or domain. In order to avoid this situation, there is a Canonical Tag which helps to tell Google that one page is the copy(mirror) of another page.

For example:- If abc.com as well as abc.com/index.html are having the same content then we have to tell Google that /index.html is the copy page of abc.com. We can do this by giving the Canonical Tag to the /index.html.

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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #7 on: 04-19-2015, 22:51:35 »
The canonical tag is a new tag proposed by Google, designed to minimize crawl errors and the indexing of duplicate content in your website. Support for the tag has been adopted by most of the search engines, and it’s a good idea to add to your own website if you want to get your best search engine rankings.

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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #8 on: 04-20-2015, 01:32:30 »
I just hope that this thread will be closed already :P Answers are just keep on coming but are just the same thing - just rumbled and jumbled and words are altered.


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Re: Canonical tags
« Reply #9 on: 05-08-2015, 05:57:17 »
If there is duplicate content on multiple URLs. Then you can use the canonical tag. So it will redirect to your main page. And Google will not penalize you.
Example of canonical tag: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/blog" />

 

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