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    What is canonical url?

    Hi

    What is canonical url in SEO? & how it affects the search engine ranking of your web site??

    What to do to solve this problem??

    Please help

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    This is where you have several pages that are in essense the same, you use it to tell google which version of the page to use so that it can avoid seeing duplicate content.

    An example would be if a page is found by two urls;
    http://blah.com/search.php?pie=good
    http://blah.com/pie/good.html

    If those pages were the same, then you could use it to tell google that the second url is the correct one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian K View Post
    What is canonical url in SEO? & how it affects the search engine ranking of your web site??
    the canonical meta tag allows you to *indicate* to a search engine which is the authoritive domain/page you'd prefer to be listed if you have multiple with the same content
    - used in preference to 301 redirects in some setups

    so if you had both yourdomain.blah/domains/ and domains.yourdomain.blah which were the same thing, and you'd prefer results to show the later,. you'd put a canonical tag into the page to specify that

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    Thank You, very nice , I will try, hope this going to work for me.

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    One of the biggest mistakes a webmaster and their clients can make is using the same exact canonical URL on every page, usually by applying it to a global include file.
    Why is this bad? Establishing a canonical relationship tells Google to give all SEO credit to the URL listed in the canonical string and not to index other variations of the URL of the current page.
    Online stores tend to have thousands of product pages and sometimes each product or category has more than one URL that can show the exact same product page.




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    Canonical Url tag is more important for e-commerce website because all e-commerce web store have huge number of product and those all are display in multiple url for one or more reason so in this case canonical tag is more useful. Google is one way to improving search result. Google panda and penguin update prove that Google strictly follow the rules against duplicate content.


    Note: use Canonical tag in duplicate page buy referring original page.

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    Canonical tag is a very useful tool to avoid being penalized by Google for duplicate content, It is even more important since Panda and Penguin.

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    Canonical URL helps you to avoid duplicate content.

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    Canonical urls are the pages where content is same but the url is different.

    This is not good for seo purpose as google mark these as spam.

    SO use 301 redirect or rel="canonical" tag on the other pages....

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    If there are multiple urls to access a content, the content may be seen as duplicate. So, by using canonical meta tag one can mention it as a primary url and thus spiders won't dilute the backlink juice. It can be implemented by adding a rel="canonical" link to the <head> section of the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian K View Post
    Hi

    What is canonical url in SEO? & how it affects the search engine ranking of your web site??

    What to do to solve this problem??

    Please help
    Canonicalization is the process of picking the best url when there are several choices and it usually refer to home page. For example, most people would consider these the same urls:

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    Canonical tags are helpful to improve your content. It help to decrease duplicate sign.

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    canonical tag is very useful tag read more : https://support.google.com/webmaster...r/139394?hl=en

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    Canonical URL defined as the preferred URL for the page content to be indexed in the Major Search Engines. Canonical URL is used by the Major Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Many websites have two or more links of the same content with different parameter.
    Last edited by Jon-RackSRV; 17th April 2014 at 08:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadiehost View Post
    Canonical URL defined as the preferred URL for the page content to be indexed in the Major Search Engines. Canonical URL is used by the Major Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Many websites have two or more links of the same content with different parameter.
    Another copy and paste job?
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