What is the use of canonical tag?

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Re: What is the use of canonical tag?
« Reply #10 on: 02-23-2020, 22:16:54 »
It is used to tell search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page.


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Re: What is the use of canonical tag?
« Reply #11 on: 02-24-2020, 00:56:51 »
When the different URL’s have the same Contents on the Website, The Search engine will consider that It’s a “ Duplicate Content ” issue. So There is a way to solve this in SEO through the Canonical tag.

Why is it used?

—As duplicate content is a big turnoff for the search engines. So, to avoid duplicate content issues we use the canonical tag and in this, we pick one URL as the main URL for all the duplicate content. This avoids the confusion for the search engine crawlers as they get to know which content is canonical and which one is copied. So, in this way, canonical tag can be used even when you have duplicate URLs pointing to the same content without harming the ranking of your website.


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Re: What is the use of canonical tag?
« Reply #12 on: 02-24-2020, 03:34:24 »
A canonical tag represents the search engines that a specific URL. Is an important part of any SEO strategy.

 

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