I know there are similar questions. But they either was not what I was looking for OR I did not understand them fully, therefore I am asking here.
At the moment I am using rel prev and rel next as pagination.
<link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/category/blablabla/page/2" /> <link rel="next" href="http://www.example.com/category/blablabla/page/4" />
I currently also add a canonical link which refers to the first page, i.e:
<link href="http://www.example.com/category/blablabla" rel="canonical">
The thing is that the first page only has 20 items (as all other pages). With this canonical link only to the first page get indexed by Google. I would like all the pages to get indexed, because important content get lost in those pages.
Should I just change the canonical link to the current URL? i.e the current page, in this case:
<link href="http://www.example.com/category/blablabla/page/3" rel="canonical">
Or should I do something else, if yes then what?