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I know there are similar questions to this, but they either did not cover what I was looking for or I did not understand them fully, therefore I am asking this here.

My situation

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 problem

The situation is like this:

The first page has only 20 items (as all other pages do).

With this canonical link i.e to the first page, only the first page gets indexed by Google.

I would like all the pages to get indexed because important content might get lost if they are not indexed.

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 would it be?

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you shouldn't set your canonical to the first, but to the current page, like big G said.

  • Your link does not work Evgeniy – Michael Moriarty Nov 20 '19 at 3:57
  • @MichaelMoriarty works again. Look at MistakeNumber1. But its true - previous link isn't there. – Evgeniy Nov 20 '19 at 10:02

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