If you use a canonical url meta tag on a paged result page, will Google still link to it when a keyword is found?
I have a forum which has multiple pages for each topic. 10 posts per page.
When I google for a topic title, I see that page but also a link to the last page, and since the button said "Last", Google actually adds that to the link, making it look really weird because they remove the original title, which is also the topic title.
Anyway, should I put canonical URL meta tags on pages that have "/page/4/" behind the URL? And if people search for content that can be found on page 4, will Google still point them to the right page?
To make it more abstract: Having multiple links in search engines results is silly, but they should still be crawled as the content is not duplicate.