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I have multiples pages that refer to the pretty similar content and I decided to set the rel="canonical" tag to let Google know what is the actual original content. I'm not sure though whether I'm proceeding correctly in this case.

The scenario is that I have beach pages that may appear on multiple location pages. Say for example that I have www.example.com/location-a/beach-a and because beach-a is also part of location-b I do also have the URL www.example.com/location-b/beach-a. Obviously the main content is the same but things like breadcrumbs, meta description or titles may be different.

Am I right in saying on www.example.com/location-b/beach-a that "the canonical URL" should be www.example.com/location-a/beach-a or should they exist as separate URLs? I don't know how to tell Google that type of relationship between the two locations sharing the same beach if that makes sense.

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If you can, move stuff from www.example.com/location-b/beach-a to www.example.com/beach-a.

Like this you won't have to deal with this issue, and you will give more "power" to one page instead of spreading it on 2 pages.

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  • That makes sense. What if I want or need to have both location-a and location-b URLs? Commented Jul 19, 2022 at 6:13
  • @CarlosTorrecillas I believe what Stephen is saying here is that you should have location pages and beach pages. Each are canonical. On the location pages if you feature cards in a "nearby beaches" section that includes the same title and description of the beach pages it won't be duplicate content. Commented Jul 19, 2022 at 14:18
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    @Mike Ciffone, that makes sense. I'll do that, thanks! Commented Jul 19, 2022 at 14:39

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