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comment Canonicals with differing content
You know a solution is good when you go "damn, that's so simple, why didn't I think of it!". This is a great solution to keep the SEO benefit without polluting the index with hundreds of nearly identical pages...but all without favoring any one of the companies for all the SEO benefit! It's the company/site itself that is verified (similar to how there's a "paypal verifed" badge you can put on your site, and a link to a page on paypal proving your site is, in fact, verified. So this seems like a really great solution.
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accepted Canonicals with differing content
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comment Canonicals with differing content
Not really, there's plenty of valid SEO benefit. Lèsemajesté's comment about a creating a generic verified page as the canonical so that no 1 verified user gets all the benefit, but the benefit is not lost to the website is a great solution.
Jun
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comment Canonicals with differing content
by "NOT use the verify page" I mean the verify signup page, which is the one different from each individual "verified" page
Jun
11
comment Canonicals with differing content
@Lèsemajesté - your answer is perfect. You should post it as an answer and I'll accept it next time I'm on.
Jun
11
comment Canonicals with differing content
Not sure you fully understood the question. The entire idea was to NOT use the verify page as the canonical specifically because, as you mention, it has very different content. The pages in question are all the same content, verbatim, except that they each have one line different (the name of the verified site). So by all definitions fit the concept of "mostly the same content". The conundrum is that picking 1 of them as the canonical means giving the benefits of all pages to 1 verified customer, yet not applying canonicals at all means indexing hundreds of pages that are almost identical.
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