What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?

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What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« on: 04-25-2014, 00:27:22 »
Hello friends,

What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo? Please tell me also how to use this canonical tag?


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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #1 on: 04-25-2014, 13:01:40 »
Canonical tag is for making search engine uderstand the different URLs with same content as one page. It is used in the head section of the webpage.

Suppose the URLs are http://www.example.com/green-dresses, http://www.example.com/products?category=dresses&color=green, and http://example.com/dresses/cocktail?gclid=ABCD with same content. We need to add canonical tag in the head section of index.html page as rel="canonical" in http://www.example.com/products?category=dresses&color=green, and http://example.com/dresses/cocktail?gclid=ABCD


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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #2 on: 04-28-2014, 01:25:32 »
Thanks bornstar for your valuable answer.

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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #3 on: 04-29-2014, 01:23:14 »
canonical tag - is used for if one or more pages have same content, than in that case we use canonical tag in our main page in the head section, then google consider main page where canonical tag is added.

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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #4 on: 05-06-2014, 01:04:29 »
If you have an eCommerce site, all the product pages are same for each category. So by using canonical tag, you can inform Google that all the pages are same and not to consider as a duplicate pages.

In short, Canonical tag are used to solve the issue of duplicate content, when multiple pages have the same content.
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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #5 on: 05-06-2014, 05:52:26 »
Canonical tag tell search engines that it is a copy of an original page. It saves your webpages from duplication. You should use canonical tag if a webpage on your website has so many duplicate pages of a single page.

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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #6 on: 12-05-2014, 05:00:18 »
The page mentioned in the canonical link will be indexed in the database of the search engines. The search engine will also give this page the highest priority. The canonical link will work as a hint for the search engines, which means the canonical link could not niet be followed of indexed by a search engine.
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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #7 on: 05-15-2016, 22:42:35 »
The Canonical tag indicates which copy of material appearing on more than one page, is the master copy that should get search ranking. Duplicate content can damage search ranking of a site, Canonical helps to manage situations like a display and print version of the same page.

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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #8 on: 05-30-2016, 02:45:25 »
Canonical tags are used to declare a single page as its own source or for duplicate pages to reference their source/ originating page. Search engines use the canonical tag to combat duplicate content issues and assign a search engine ranking value for that content to the page designated as the "source" URL.


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Re: What is the use of canonical tag in on page seo?
« Reply #9 on: 05-31-2016, 02:33:25 »
The Canonical Tag is indicated in a website’s source code. It hints at a standard resource – the canonical URL of websites with the same or almost the same content. If a canonical URL is indicated correctly, this resource is used for the indexation in search engines.

 

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