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Whatever you are doing is against the Google guideline. But lets jump to the answer. The best way would be redirecting it to the main website. The only problem with this is, after redirecting your website, you will start losing SERP position for the mirror website. Google will keep only one website in the ranking. so it is better to understand which website ...
Creating multiple identical websites and linking back from them to the main website is nothing but an aggressive attempt to web spam and influence the ranks of the main website. With Google rolling out Penguin and Panda updates, it's only a matter of time that all the websites (including the primary one) is nailed by Google for a violation of their quality ...
I'd suggest updating the links in your website to the absolute URL and avoid redirections (unless of course you have valuable links pointing to the URL ending with the ID) This is an unnecessary redirection and should better be avoided.
Firstly the use of canonical: The use of canonical is not exactly creating duplicate pages. Every application should avoid creating duplicate pages. 1)Canonical is meant to give seo wieghtage to the main or parent page from which it is derived. 2)This needs not to be exact duplicate, but this means this new page is also generating similar information with ...
The way you/Magento are doing it is correct. As long as you have breadcrumb markup Google will display the category chain in SERP. In the case of multiple categories, the chain displayed depends on which category has most relevance for the keyword. When clicking the SERP you will be taken to the direct canonical page for the item, ie domain.tdl/product-name....
Probably I will use noindex tag on all thin content, no matter it is first, second or third category. Your thought 1 No, you can't use canonical version like that. May be your product listed on multiple categories, but displaying same product with right categories option does not harmful for SEO, but if you try to optimize for all the categories, then may ...
It appears you've got a good grasp on how to lay out the breadcrumbs and get pages rated. So I'll skip commentary in those areas. On-page SEO is something that doesn't just rely on experience or best practice - but testing. Set up two different structures and test them extensively. Create backlink profiles of roughly equal worth and figure out what works ...
Do a 301 redirect. In your case Google won't see it as Black Hat. The only way to get a "Black Hat" mark with a 301 is when you're doing "chain redirection" (i.e. you're redirecting from a first to a second to a third domain etc.). In the situation you've described, there won't be any penalty for this redirection.
301 redirect from the same domain is not blackhat SEO at all. because you are redirecting form the same domain even if there are many pages, also the page rank will flow from the old pages to new ones. This is the best way for your case.
In general it might be a good idea to block crawling of search result pages, but there are cases where it can makes sense to allow crawling. For example, if your search is the only or the primary way to navigate the site, and especially if you offer filters (or search operators) with pre-defined search terms. So instead of having a separate /category/ ...
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