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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 ...

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SEO friendly urls in online shop [duplicate]

Product pages in the website I build can have multiple categories/urls, so we will use canonical urls and the main product url will be unique and predictable like: /products/productname-id However ...
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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 ...
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Google choosing HTTP URls as canonical than the HTTPS links in the canonical tags after a recent HTTPS migration

I have migrated my blog domain from HTTP to HTTPS. I am running my wordpress blog on AWS Bitnami. I have added necessary canonical on all the posts i.e <link rel="canonical" href="https://blog....
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How can I use canonical tags to resolve duplication between the home page, category pages, tag pages, and article pages?

On my site I have something like little blog (PHP and MySQL dynamically loaded posts), with categories like "life", "business", and "health". Each article has added tags. Tags allow to find articles ...
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Does the canonical URL need to change for different parameters to a dynamic page that shows different content?

I have a page located at example.com/tagged, which shows posts that contain the selected tag for which a person has searched. So, if someone searched for #apple, then example.com/tagged/apple would ...
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Is there a benefit of specifying the canonical URL for the homepage, or can search engines figure out common index, www, and https variants?

Currently I am considering adding a canonical tag onto the homepage of my website as there appear to be a few other URLs that Google and other search engines are picking up on. Realistically the ...
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Pricing on product page only shown with campaign code, but can I omit it from the canonical URL?

I have a product page in the following format: example.com/products/brand?campaignCode=<a campaignCode> The /brand page shows generic information about the brand (name, description, image, etc....
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Should URLs omit a parameter with the default value like ?page=1

I have a blog and its URLs are paginated like www.example.com/blog?page=x I have pagination to create these links: www.example.com/blog?page=1 www.example.com/blog?page=2 www.example.com/blog?page=...
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How to remove trailing slash from my root URL in htaccess?

I've tried several ways to remove the trailing slash from my URL in .htaccess and nothing worked but now even my URL can't be found because now it has a slash. Here is what my .htaccess looks like. I ...
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German site is not indexed, Search Console says it is duplicate of the English site, even though it is different language content

I have problems to understand why my website isn't ranked correctly. I have 2 domains which open the site in 2 different languages: DE: https://ausgaben-rechner.de/ EN: https://expense-calculator.com/...
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“Under construction” pages and multiple canonicalization tags

My website has a few pages that are still "under construction" and I want to go online. What is the best practice to redirect all HREF links to a common "under construction" page? Can it be done ...
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Is it possible to redirect a domain while keeping that domain in Google search results?

I have a domain name, https://seo.example.com/, that is currently showing up in Google Search results. I want to set up a redirect such that when visitors view that domain, they are immediately ...
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Is it bad for SEO only link to non-canonical URLs such that the canonical pages are orphaned?

I have an e-commerce website, and a lot of products. For duplication matters, every variance of a product have a canonical on a generic product page. For exemple, my specific product is at https://...
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“Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user”

Most of the pages on my site seem to have indexed just fine. However, when I do an inspection for a certain page on my site, let's say it's http://www.example.com/importantpage.html, it shows "URL is ...
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Is a cross domain canonical appropriate when an API is used to pull in data from a page on another site?

This is simply a question to figure out if I am understanding this and my approach is correct. www.ticketwebsite.example/event/event-name - Event ticket website www.mysite.example/event/event-...
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Swapping canonical urls [duplicate]

Let's say I have previously registered a domain blab.la and have already submitted it to google search console, it is indexed and available in search results. Now, I have purchased another domain ...
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Should my homepage's url contain the “home” keyword?

I'm thinking about making an SEO improvement. Which URL is better for my homepage? http://example.com/home http://example.com/ Since both URLs provide the same content, should I redirect /home to /,...
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Canonical Tag for Home Page

My Website URL is https://www example.com/index.do My Mobile Website URL is https://m.example.com What URL need to mention for Mobile site home page for canonical <link rel="canonical" href="...
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SEO - How to signal to Google that snippets of texts are coming from a “canonical” source

I have a website with the follwwing structure Homepage shows big list of apartment listings: each line show in the feed has details about each apartement (size, description, city...). The ...
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Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical after changing domain

I've recently changed the domain from https://example.me to https://example.im. However, https://example.im is not displaying in Google. After inspecting in the Search Console, this is what I got: "...
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Will introducing a CDN for images on a subdomain dilute our PageRank or hurt our rankings?

Background: We run a product aggregator site. We list 20k products which will grow to 200k within the next year and also have a section of the site where users can take those product images and ...
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Is it correct to redirect the old site to the new domain and the further redirect for new URL capitalization?

I am wondering whether this setup is correct. I have a website running HTTP domain1.example and I redirect links to domain2.example using a 301 redirect. domain2 works fine but I decided to ...
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Relative URLs vs absolute URLs for SEO [duplicate]

This question has some fantastic answers on StackOverflow, especially from the dev perspective like this one https://stackoverflow.com/a/21828923/728236, but how about from an SEO perspective? There'...
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Page Rank: Is it okay for /general-content/ to also have all the content that is on /general-content/specific-content/?

I'm building some pages with before-and-after photo galleries on them, and I'm trying to figure out the best site structure that would yield the highest ranked pages. There is a page called /before-...
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mobile urls canonical & hreflang

I again have problem when working on the mobile seo urls, so the scenario is below: We have 2 domains www.example.com and www.example.es The .es is pointing canonical to .com and that's fine as we ...
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Multiple forms of index page being indexed by search engines

I noticed Search Engines were flagging my index or home page with duplicate content/title/description, etc. Basically, it was indexing: http://www.example.com https://www.example.com http://www....
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Can canonical tags be used when the mobile site is different in design and 70% similar to the desktop?

If we have around 70% match for the content of our mobile site m.example.com to desktop URL example.com, then how to use the canonical tag? Can we use the canonical to mobile site itself or still ...
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Does a `rel=canonical` Tag send any relevancy signals to the duplicate content's Category Page?

Below is a variation to my other question about rel=canonical. I am working on an eCommerce site, which sells Canvas Prints. Each Canvas Print is available in a variety of ways. As such, every ...
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How to use the canonical and hreflang in ccTLD?

If I have two websites with same content example.com/de/ - in German, example.com - is in English, and example.at - in German. so what would be the better option to implement canonical and Hreflang: ...
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What's the SEO cost of rel=canonical references leading to redirects?

On www.ubuntu.com we recently started including rel="canonical" tags on every page by default, following Google's recommendation. However, as you can see on e.g. https://www.ubuntu.com/cloud, the ...
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Negative Canonical Attacks, do they work? how to recover? how to prevent?

Backstory... Today I received an email from the Google Search Console reporting a huge increase of 404 pages on my site. Upon investigating I found hundreds of sites linking to my pages that simply ...
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Architecture of Linked siloed pages to which menu?

We have a wordpress, blog and ecommerce site where most of the topic content is on the blog. We are now trying to create evergreen pages and sub pages on the main site for grouped keywords with the ...
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Changing canonical URL impact on SEO

I have a website with multiple URLs to the same content: /dog/black/labrador /dog/brown/labrador ... whereas the /black/ or /brown/ hierarchy can be anything and will always show the same page and ...
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Is it necessary to add a canonical tag for a static site switching from HTTP to HTTPS if there is already a 301 Redirect?

We have a static site that has thousands of HTML pages and are planning to switch to HTTPS in the next few days. As the site is fairly new, we do not have any problems with duplicate content at the ...
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What canonical URL should be used for sub-pages? The sub-page itself, the home page,or something else?

I was wondering what canonical url to use for my site's pages other than the home page. For example, if I have https://example.com/page-1, which should I use: https://example.com/page-1 https://...
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site lost all traffic after installing ssl and moved to a new domain, 301 redirect

About a month ago, I moved my site from http://www.etihadassessment.com to https://www.cabincrewevents.com. My traffic went from 5k pagesviews a day to only 400-600 a day. I have tested few tools and ...
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Preventing URLs ending in “/” from search engine indexes with robots.txt or rewrite rule

Is there a programmatic way to easily deal with the issue of search engines considering pages where the page works with and without the trailing slash duplicates like via a robots.txt or Nginx rewrite ...
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Does rel=canonical <link> tag increase page size?

In this Google Webmaster's answer, it is stated that one of the cons of specifying a canonical link is that it "can add to the size of the page". I tried searching the web for more information on ...
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Many pages with partial-duplicate content in same domain

This is a question to the SEO experts :-) I apologize for my bad way to write English :-( I am developing a web application (with a kind of custom CMS). In my app there will be a "user section", each ...
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Does `rel=“canonical”` act as a 'redirect' for search Bots or nothing more than a suggestion for said Bots?

The use of rel="canonical" is often required, in order to deal with the issue of duplicate content. Simply put, it 'tells' search engines which is the preferred URL version. To achieve this, the ...
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Will Product pages help create context for their respective Parent Categories, despite `rel=canonical` pointing elsewhere?

Let's say that I have a 2 parent Product Categories as follows: Decor: You can browse all Decor related products here. From a Navigational perspective, this will allow visitors to browse via ...
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Remove file extensions using .htaccess and content duplication issue [duplicate]

I want to know if we strip out file extensions using .htaccess for a new website, do we have to add rel-canonical tag for every page to avoid Google considering them as duplicate content? To more ...
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Google doesn't index www-version

Currently I am trying to get my website being index properly in google. Within the initial push, google index the website with non-www. After that I set the www-version as preferred in Webmaster Tools ...
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Duplicate content on multiple websites with conflicting canonical links - does that affect Google rating?

Our company recently built a brand new website to replace the old one. They were both content driven, but the old website was very old (built in 1999) and had to be upgraded. To our new website we ...
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Why would Google give rich snippets to a non canonical URL but the canonical never displays them?

Various parameters slightly adapt my page's content such as ?showreviewsall or ?filterresults. All pages with parameters point to the canonical through a canonical tag. Since the beginning, Google ...
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Should query strings be included or removed from the canonical tag?

Should I remove the entire query string from URLs in the canonical meta tag? For example this URL: https://example.com/Turkey/Istanbul/Vehicles/Car/Peugeot?b=11&d=2 This b=11 returns a list of ...
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What is better for rel canonical tags: “site/page” or “site/category/page”? [duplicate]

So, here is the question. I have a website with OpenCart CMS and the thing is that this CMS produces its own canonical tags for pages, for example "http://site/page". For example, if I go to "...
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To canonical or not - parent/child page relation

I'm unsure if canonical should, and could, be used in the following scenario: I have a bank of school assignments. These all contain a parent page, a summary with part of the children pages content ...
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Are facets and categories the same thing?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website, which typically have the following URL structural examples: 1. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/ 2. www.example.com/paintings/flowers/roses/...