I read this link & even this also, but I am still confused. That's why I plan to ask here, Please confirm me with your answer.

My doubt is I have two pages: GridViewPage.php & ListViewPage.php having same content. So according to this in which page I have insert this code <link rel="canonical" href="which url I should put here"/>.

And for opening GridViewPage.php page URL looks like: http://example.com/article/show/abdominal-exercises/abdominal-crunch/79/87/list/.

& for opening GridViewPage.php page my URL looks like: http://example.com/article/show/abdominal-exercises/abdominal-crunch/79/87/grid/.

Note: 79/87 are the dynamic database table id's.

  • Please do not ask a question again after it has been closed. Edit the original question which can then be reopened if appropriate. – John Conde Jul 19 '13 at 17:52

For a.com/listview.php to be indexed instead gridview.php, you will add the following to gridview.php:

<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.a.com/listview.php" />

And the opposite for the opposite.


Something to note is that the url in the canonical tag should match your preferred version of your site, either www or non-www. So if your site is http://example.com then the canonical tag would be

<link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/article/show/abdominal-exercises/abdominal-crunch/79/87/grid/" />
  • one doubt, if instead of ..../grid/ in the cononical url if i specified ``..../grid` then is this makes diffrence? – ashutosh Jul 20 '13 at 21:27
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    You should try and ensure the url in the canonical tag is exactly the same as the target url. – user29671 Jul 21 '13 at 11:50
  • @dan Here is my real-time implementation example: URL of my first page is like this http://mysite.com/article/show/abdominal-exercises/ball-pass/108/111/list and on my second similar content page,i specified as <link rel="canonical" href="http://mysite.com/article/show/abdominal-exercises/ball-pass/108/111/list"/> in the header. What you say dan,is this correct or i have doing mistake? – ashutosh Jul 24 '13 at 8:58

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