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Web browsers do not care about canonical URLs. It is for search engine use only (specifically Google). Additionally, canonical URLs do not affect the loading or rendering of a web page. So no assets will be loaded over HTTP which is what would cause an insecure error message. So, no, they will not display any error message.


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It shouldn't. The unsecure warning comes about when a secured page incorporates non-secured elements. A canonical tag is a link, not an object to be incorporated into the page, so there's no reason why the padlock should care whether the URL it points to is http or https.


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You should not use both noindex and rel=canonical, because noindex won't let pages pass any PageRank to its canonical version. rel="canonical" is a hint, not a directive, so Google will decide which page to take and show in search results. Here are posts at seroundtable, there they cite John Mueller's comments, from Google: No, you should not ...


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Replace spaces with hyphens in URL's without a doubt. They are more readable otherwise URL's will be encoded in the browser like:- example.com/category%20name/article%20name.html It's more friendly for search engines and humans like:- example.com/category-name/article-name.html You can accomplish replacing spaces with hyphens by using the php function ...


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If you have a one page site you should host the content on the root of the site and not try to stuff more keywords in the URL by using a second page. Use a Title for the Home Page that uses the keywords you are targeting and proper on page SEO such as H1 tags and keyword rich content that is not spammy or written to try to only target the Google Bot. If ...


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I had the exact same situation ( a webshop), just wait. I also 301 all the uppercased paged to the lowercase version, that might speed things up. Make sure you canonical all pages Header 301 all pages to the lowercase Make sure your sitemap is up to date Make sure all inpage anchors are correct


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Google takes several things in account to determine how relevant a page is. The most important factors are: Page content Domain name URL name Let's assume that your content and your domain name didn't change. Even your HTML markup is still the same. OLD example.com/category/subcategory.html NEW example.com/category/filter/cat/subcategory.html By ...


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Excluding link juice, there might be some benefits if Google decides to display/priviledge dogs2 instead of dogs1 (remember that canonical is a recommendation, not an obligation) for your site in general, but not specifically for dogs1. To put in other words, there might be some indirect benefits for dogs1. However, if you to spend time on optimizing some ...


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It's not about SEO - using spaces (or other unsafe characters) in a URL is bad practise full stop. The original reason given for this was.... Characters can be unsafe for a number of reasons. The space character is unsafe because significant spaces may disappear and insignificant spaces may be introduced when URLs are transcribed or typeset or ...


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With the two examples posted as there are many paginated pages and you are sorting by variables which change the content in large sections across many pages, so you wouldn't add a canonical tag to the main page, as the sort pages do not contain the same content. Is it okay if the canonical is not an exact duplicate of the content? We allow slight ...


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There could be many issues. First of all without the real URLs and a lock in your Webmaster Central we could not be sure what the exact issue is. May be you have an wrong implementation of the canonical tag or other problems like, additional noindex, other indexing issues... Beyond that small/fresh/penalized sites will be crawled less often and it actually ...


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Too add a bit more info to Binarysurfs answer, if the content on the paginated pages isn't the same as on the first page you are setting the canonical tag too, it often doesn't work as the content on canonicalised pages should be the same as the canonical page. What you might want to do instead of noindexing the paginated pages is using the rel=”next” and ...



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