Questions tagged [canonical-url]

For webpages which may duplicate some or all of their content with other pages (for legitimate reasons), the canonical URL is the URL of the page which search engines should link to. This tag is used for canonical 301 redirects and other methods. See the [rel-canonical] tag for more information on rel="canonical".

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Can canonical tags be used to make a single page rank for multiple keywords?

I have a website about 'Virtualization' and I want to rank for 'Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Server Virtualization and Network virtualization' keywords. I wrote a long article about these ...
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Is there a way to index URLs with anchor links? [duplicate]

I have a website where the same product is sold by multiple vendors with slight variations. I want a single URL for the product but multiple "#anchored-URLs" for multiple vendors. Is there a way to ...
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Should canonical tags point to the guest post on an external site, or the copy on my own site?

I'm guest posting on a blog related to my niche. The end result would be fresh new content for the blog, and I get a back link to my blog. I'm also planning on posting the same article on my own ...
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Which canonical URL for language subdirectories with gTLD?

If I have pages with same content and different languages, for example: https://www.example.com/en/page/ https://www.example.com/de/page/ https://www.example.com/fr/page/ What will be the canonical ...
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Canonical tag on coupon site [closed]

I would like to hear your opinion. I have a deal/coupon website. This is store URL: https://www.zlavobook.sk/zlavove-kupony/booking/ - canonical set to: https://www.zlavobook.sk/zlavove-kupony/...
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Should I use Canonical Tag ? I have replaced underscore by hyphen in url

I have created a website in codeigniter. Some urls have underscore eg:demo.com/heritagehome_cochin . so I replaced underscore with hyphen for seo friendy URL by changing routes.php file. My doubt is ...
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Can I configure Google Analytics to use the canonical URL?

The website includes pages like example.com/category1/product1 and example.com/category2/product1 and example.com/category3/product1 Here, the example.com/category1/product1 is the canonical page;...
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How to mark canonical tags for multiple versions of the same product?

We have an automobile research website where we have product pages. Also, few products have some different variants with subtle differences. The case is similar to amazon iphone If you click on ...
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How to stop google from indexing old URLs of a website which redirects to new URLs

My old WordPress configuration added index.php to the permalinks of all my pages. e.g: https://example.com/index.php/contact etc., It was indexed already by google crawler. Now I reconfigured ...
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just to set it straight, understanding canonical URL [duplicate]

I have a question regarding canonical URLs. My problem is that I think I understand canonical URLs but I am also not entirely sure. I have a website that is starting to score really well in Google. ...
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Canonical Tags on Re-directing Form Pages

I'm adding canonical tags to our website and would like to add them to pages where users can download guides, but depending on user settings they could be redirected. If they are cookied, they would ...
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301 Redirect vs Canonical Link - which is preferred?

Let's say I have the following three URLS. Url1: Domain/Home Url2: www.domain/home Url3: domain/home <-- Canonical With respect to SEO, is it preferred to add a canonical link to Url1 &...
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Do I have to include the file extensions in the canonical links?

I submitted a page to Google Search Console and got an error message "Duplicate without user-selected canonical". The full URL is https://vidalingua.com/french-english-translator-iphone-ipad.html but ...
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Should I mention my products on marketplaces as <link rel=“alternate” … >?

Assume your are selling a product on both own webstore and marketplaces like eBay. The marketplace will insert a canonical link in your product page on its sites. So far I know, one can't do anything ...
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PWA keeps being delisted as “Soft 404”

Our main root domain for our PWA is here: https://editor.construct.net There are many versions of the product, all accessible in sub folders, EG: https://editor.construct.net/r150/ https://editor....
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Two websites with same content. Both url not listing in google [duplicate]

I am managing 2 websites of same client. text of both websites are almost same. I have added URL's in google search console even after that it is not listing in google search result. Any solution?
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Google selecting wrong canonical

This page addresses the question of duplicate content, but does not describe what I'm facing. After first encountering the Google "canonical algorithm bug" 2 months ago, I've made only a little ...
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How to resolve Google Suggested Canonical tag Issue

Why don't know how to fix this issue, Why Google suggest himself a different version of canonical to our website page.
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URL Parameters in GSC contains strange values for recently crawled URLs

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for quite some time. One advice I received is to set GSC URL Parameters to "Every URL", since we use a page generation script with a "page" ...
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invoke a URL Perl script silently, without changing URL visible to client

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for 2+ months. Following various forum advice and suggestions haven't solved it yet, although for sure they've made our website better. One ...
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Google selects one unrelated page as Canonical for many other pages, blocking our pages from indexing

Since start of April, we have many pages such as: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=directcore for which Google continues to select this page as canonical: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=...
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Why would Google canonize between hreflang pages?

So as far as I know, one of the most important use cases, and basically the whole point of hreflang is to be able to control which domain should rank where when it is not obvious. I notice that from ...
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Google Thinks My Pages Are Duplicates, But They Are Not

Google is reporting that the pages I want to index are duplicates because I'm getting this message in my search console: Duplicate without user-selected canonical Problem is they are not ...
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Flag my website as a single page application?

Is it possible to flag my website as a SPA? The reason I want to do this is because on Google Search Console I see my links indexed without canonical links, but if I try for a live version the ...
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Can multiple canonical pages be paired with single generic AMP page?

I have multiple city pages for single event with canonical URLs for each city: City 1 - /city2/event/zyx City 2 - /city2/event/zyx Can I point point the page to same amphtml AMP for City 1/City 2 ...
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Should homepage be set up as canonical?

Last 30 days I experianced real ranking and CTR boost on Google Search, only with setting up pages as canonical. New Google Search Console when indexing pages, also fetches information if page is (...
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Handle canonical when multiple document revisions are available?

On my page I'm making all versions of the manual of my project available: https://example.com/manual/0.10/index.html https://example.com/manual/0.11/index.html … https://example.com/manual/0.22/index....
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Google is counting the domain home page (“/”) as a duplicate of “/index.html”

For only my index pages, I am receiving this warning in Google Search Console: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical I know that this occurs because Google is attempting to track both ...
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Place language slug in URL or not?

I see that https://developers.google.com/ offers articles in different language. They get the language from browser setting and don't place any language slug in the URL. Is this really a good practise?...
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French language comes up before English language site for site: search on English version of Google

Our homepage has two versions: https://www.construct.net/fr https://www.construct.net/en The first being in French, the second English. Both versions have been online for many weeks. Searching on ...
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Canonical url for paginated pages or 'show all' page

Is it better to use the paginated url ('?page=X') as the canonical url on each paginated page; or should I use a 'show all' page for the canonical url on all paginated pages?
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Canonical URL of PWA - point to main domain?

We launch several versions of our PWA on URL's like: https://editor.construct.net/ (always points to latest stable version) https://editor.construct.net/r141-2/ https://editor.construct.net/r141/ ...
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How do search engines behave with canonical URLs between an SPA and a server-rendered version?

I'm planning to build an application which will end up displaying duplicate content. app.domain.com/content/ID # Completely rendered on the client, behind a wall of JS www.domain.com/content/ID # ...
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Switching canonical url when page returns 404

I have some pages that have a short lifespan; this includes careers entries, landing pages and so on. Currently when these are no longer available, they return a 404. When these pages expire to a ...
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Should mobile sitemaps point to canonical urls

I've recently developed a mobile-friendly version of an old site. The old site still does really well in the SERPs for key terms, so I don't want to redirect everyone (yet). But I do want to give ...
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When an attribute value ends in a slash, can I omit the quotes? It looks confusing when the trailing slash is next to the closing angle bracket

I have been thinking about this case: You want to use canonical on page A directing to example.com/: <link rel=canonical href=example.com/> If I wouldn't use quotation marks like that, could ...
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Use canonical and alternate URL correctly?

Im not sure on handle the canonical link and the alternate tag correctly. Example: One product "tshirt" with multiple versions (blue, red) Version blue: DE URL: ..de/kleidung/tshirt-de-blue <...
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SEO Implications Of Canonical Link Requiring Login

Is it considered bad practice for a canonical link on a page return a 302 redirect to a login page? Example: If https://foo.com/bar/slug?version=2019-02-01&signature=XXX returns HTTP/1.1 200 OK ...
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Google “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” between UK and IE sites with same content meant for different audiences

We have an /ie and /uk variation of our site. /ie uses € and /uk £'s, both are in English. Both sites are submitted to google as we want the IE site to return in googole.ie and UK site to return in ...
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GSC Sitemap Coverage questions

I recently noticed that my sitemap listed the urls in my site beginning with http:// although the canonical tags of the page are https://, so I resubmitted my sitemap with the correct urls. I am not ...
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Would a JavaScript redirect for location based on the IP affect SEO?

So, we've got 2 separate-but-identical sites (one for US, one for the rest of the world), and were planning on redirecting visitors to their correct one, provided we can guess their location by their ...
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How to set base and canonical tags properly? [closed]

I found some urls indexed by google wich doesn't have in my site, so I tought its because of the canonical tag and base tag. I need an explanition for base tag and canonical tags. Here are my ...
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Redirecting /page/*/ to the home page in .htaccess

My problem is that my homepage exists on https://www.example.com/page/2/, /3/, /4/ and so on, it still exists on /1000/. Same duplicate page versions exists on /about and and /contact page of my site. ...
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Why is “User-declared canonical” URL different between “GOOGLE INDEX” versus “LIVE TEST” in Google Search Console?

I work on a site that has experienced a drop in search traffic lately. On digging into it, we've noticed that our recent content isn't getting indexed. When I check some of the URLs for new content in ...
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http to https redirect triggers “Duplicate without user-selected canonical”

For some reason, my Main URL (https://www.foxteller.com) cannot be indexed because of my domain redirects in the apache2 config. My redirects go as follows: http://foxteller.com/ > https://www....
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Using canonical for drill down pages of a list?

I have around 2000 pages on my site that are lists of items (15-80 items per list). Each item has a name an image and a description which get displayed in full, on the list page. Each item on the ...
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How to set canonical tags using Yoast [closed]

I am stuck on fixing canonical issue. I found Yoast's .htaccess file, but not understanding what to put in there. How do I code it into my website?
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Giving alternate to pdf which is a duplicate to Web page

I have a webpage namely - https://example.com/url/ I have generated a pdf with the same content of the above webpage namely - https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/url.pdf. I have given ...
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Can alternate language versions rely on canonicals to satisfy the requirement to point back to the original page?

Say I have 4 URLs: www.example.com/en/main-content www.example.com/en/almost-identical-to-main-content www.example.com/fr/main-content www.example.com/fr/almost-identical-to-main-content The ...
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What does Google do with multiple canonical links on one page?

Facing a weird issue. Something in the latest Magento 1.x update caused a few pages on our site to have 2 canonical links. Seems to just be pagination pages include both the unpaginated url and the ...