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Nope, you cannot link to Page A in your hreflang markup if page A says it's a duplicate of page B. You'll end up getting errors in Google Search Console for missing return tags.


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For the providing site, syndication increases exposure. That's a fact. This generates new traffic for the transmitting sitemaking syndication an easy and relatively cheap, or even free, form of advertisement. As search engine optimization has become an increasingly important topic among website owners and online marketers, content syndication has become a ...


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This is an example of what a canonical tag tries to fix: If the parameters do not modify the content of the webpage, then you shouldn't include it as a canonical url. Some common examples include: sorting parameters or mailing campaign parameters such as utm_parameters. They will display the same content, so marking them as canonical would probably lead to ...


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No, you wouldn't include tracking parameters in the canonical link element. It's certainly not true to say that the "general way to do this [set canonical URLs] should include any URL parameters". Most often, the canonical link element is being used, at least in part, to exclude parameters. What is the correct approach to canonicalisation will differ by ...


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The canonical link is 2-days old now, does it take a certain amount of time to get updated? Yes, and this process can take a LOT longer than 2 days. Can the fact that the post went so viral and have multiple links on other websites and social media play a role in the canonical link getting ignored? I wouldn't say it's getting ignored, it's more that ...


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I am now in the horrible process of changing domains you should 301 the old to the new, all urls, one by one. Don't canonicalize old urls - canonical is just a recommendation, and you use it in wrong way. Canonical doesn't replace redirect - it signalize to search engines, an url's content is slightly similar to its canonical url. What you should do is to ...


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No, a noindex isn't necessary. The canonical link element should ensure that only the canonical version is returned in search results – so no duplicates – and will benefit from "ranking signals" of the canonicalised (i.e. variant) pages. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en


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You need to have two webmaster tools profiles, one for www.example.com and the other for example.com. From now on, you should be looking on example.com webmaster tools profile. Also you need to specify in the webmaster tools that you prefer the non-www domain, go to site settings Site Settings Preferred domain Don't set a preferred domain Display ...


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I recommend your option of using the URL Parameter Tool in search console. For each of your tracking parameters, add it to the tool and set it to "Doesn't effect page content (ex. tracks usage)." When you tell Googlebot that these are passive parameters, Googlebot will usually crawl just one URL with a specific parameter value. If the parameter can be ...


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Should there be a 301 redirect to the canonical link on all pages with any kind of old format URL, or will the rel="canonical" and domain change request be enough to tell Google to drop the indexing of the old ones and start indexing the specified canonical URLs instead? Google treats rel="canonical" as hints that a page is substantially duplicate to ...


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But, without Googlebot being able to crawl the live URLs on pages, the way they're appearing on pages, it won't be able to follow the links and give them any weight, authority and relevance to these pages. Is that right? In theory yes, but my personal interpretation of having backlinks to pages that are not accessible to search engines is that they do play ...



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