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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How does google handle dead canonical links?

Google recommends adding link-rel-canonical tags for pages with duplicate content, but before this was the standard, duplicate pages are used for mirroring websites to ensure information availability ...
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URL redirection for duplicate content

I have submitted a site to Google and a lot of pages which I was never aware of, got indexed. These are duplicate contents: Example: site.com/photos-menu/content/photos1/?start=210 site.com/photos-...
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Backlinks and Cross-Domain Canonical

I have two domains let say a.com and b.com I'm doin SEO for a.com and got many quality backlinks to it, but now I want to change domain to b.com and I'm using cross-domain canonical so a.com still can ...
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Google Search Console error: Alternate page with proper canonical tag

The content of my site is completely unique, but for a few days now, Google has been showing an error for some pages of the site that have good rankings: Alternate page with proper canonical tag The ...
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Google-selected canonical is my original site rather than my multilingual site

Google-selected canonical is my original site rather than my multilingual site! I built a website www.example.com, then I made it a multilingual site, with an "en" at the end. (original ...
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What to do when you have sitemap.xml AND canonical url?

On a project, there is two different URL, that has a lot of the same content. As an example, let's say: https://first-url.example/text/my-post https://second-url.example/text/my-post The https://...
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Pointing one subdomain to another subdomain of different domain for a website hosted in aws

I am trying to point a subdomain app.domain1.com to app.domain2.com, where I want to serve the content of domain2 without changing the URL domain1 in the browser address bar. I have added a cname ...
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Hundreds of very similar pages, but that make sense for the user. SEO damage?

On my website, from a user point of view, it makes sense to have these pages: https://www.example.com/is-730-a-good-score https://www.example.com/is-731-a-good-score https://www.example.com/is-732-a-...
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Get Google to re-evaluate thousands of pages that it excluded because of an errant canonical that is now fixed?

Due to an error in my website header canonical tag, Google marked 7,000 pages which is half of my website as Excluded on Google Console. I fixed the error but it is still showing all of those pages as ...
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*Example* Is this the correct use of hreflang & canonical reference

Not to pick on Xero, but I'm wondering if this is a good example of hreflang & canonical use. https://www.xero.com/uk/resources/small-business-guides/ https://www.xero.com/nz/resources/small-...
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UUID or SLUG first in the url for better ranking? Does it change with canonicals?

I'm faced with a decision with creating my paths and not sure which would have the best ranking approach. example.com/product/[slug]-[uuid] example.com/product/[uuid]-[slug] example.com/product/[slug]...
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How to fix duplicate content caused by editing titles that creates new URLs for the same page?

We have custom CMS for our site, after three years we find problem in index page. This is structure of URL : example.com/ads/buy/545564/title Now we find when user change title of ads, google re-...
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How to make own content more canonical than existing content on meetup.com?

I want to abandon meetup.com and provide all of our event data on another server, to own our content. As I have no control over the meetup server apart from the settings they offer me as a group host, ...
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Which Google Sites URL is shown by google results: default or custom domain?

About custom domain on Google sites, let's assume that we have this configuration : Default domain: https://sites.google.com/view/example-com Custom domain: http://example.com After publication and ...
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www missing in Google-selected canonical

There are many pages in my website which are reported as excluded in Google search console report. The reason mentioned is “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical”. On inspect URL, I found ...
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Mobile & Desktop Version - SEO sitemap.xml

I am running two different version of my application. One for mobile devices and the other for desktop computers. SEO is a very important topic for us, as we are an online shop that needs to be found ...
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What should the canonical URL(s) be for a custom chart with filters?

Let's say that I have an interactive tool where the user can change some filters and get a custom chart accordingly. example.com/chart example.com/chart?role=x example.com/chart?role=x&data=y ...
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canonical url homepage with category

I'm trying to set up a shopping website and am attempting to do something as follow: It will predominantly focus on one type of product with other products being sold too, so I am planning to set ...
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Do rel canonical tags permanently affect link juice, or can they be undone later?

Does placing the rel=canonical tag pass the link juice to the canonicalised page forever? What I'm trying to say is, if one were to canonicalise page b to page a, would then reverting that change (for ...
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Does mobile canonicalisation penalise page ranking [duplicate]

yesterday I asked the question given with the following link: Changing category subject in short intervals I basically asked whether changing the subject of a category page with backlinks applicable ...
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When to use attribute rel=“canonical”, rel=“alternate”, and hreflang for the link tag

I have this pages: https://domain.tld/fr/post/mon-premier-article https://domain.tld/fr/post/my-first-post https://domain.tld/fr/post/mi-primera-publicacion Same for site in English... https://domain....
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Change the canonical URL within a product variations group when one goes out of stock?

Ecommerce shop has different pages for different product sizes: /shirt-size-s/ /shirt-size-m/ /shirt-size-xl/ They all point to /shirt-size-s/ as canonical and only this page goes to sitemap.xml ...
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How to avoid robots from indexing pages of my app through alternate URLs?

I have this web app that is accessible through those different URLs. URL_1: www.mycustomdomain.com // THIS IS MY CUSTOM DOMAIN (PUBLIC TO THE USERS) URL_2: www.my-project.firebaseapp.com ...
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Best practice for new content, but identical topic? [duplicate]

I write a new blog post each year regarding the previous year's market trends. I still see users accessing some of these posts even though they are a couple of years old and outdated. Redirecting ...
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Hreflang conflicts with canonical in source code

A report in SEMRush has flagged an issue with hreflang conflicting with rel=canonical but I'm not sure how to resolve the issue or get to the bottom of it. Has anyone else experienced this and can ...
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How crawler decides which one is original if use the canonical tag (self reference) on each version of the duplicate content or page?

To understand the query, let's take two sites https://www.abc.example/a https://www.xyz.example/a https://www.abc.example/a is an already existing site (it is already self canonicalize <link href=...
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How to fix duplicate title tags canonical for / vs index.html

I am confused, after scanning by an online SEO tool, it says: error duplicate title tags canonical; https://cleanmypc.co.uk and https://cleanmypc.co.uk/index.html I have in my .htaccess file ...
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Google picks wrong canonical url in search results

When I do a search in google I receive results as expected. When I hover over the search result I can see the correct url. But when I click on it I'm redirected to the homepage. In the search console ...
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Google does not index pages and defines wrong canonical

Contex I have a domain, andrasnovoszath.com which previously I redirected to another one bcdataanalytics.com. About a month ago I stopped the redirect and started to write posts on it as on a separate ...
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How do you manage canonical URLs on different subdomains?

We have two sites with minor regional differences, but largely the same page content: www.example.com (English speaking global market) us.example.com (English speaking Americas market) Right now, ...
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Can we implement hreflang on root domain for one country and on sub-folder for another country?

Is it possible for 2 countries, we can implement hreflang tags on root domain and a sub-folder, for example for US hreflang on www.example.com and for Italy www.example.com/IT can we do it like this? ...
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External domains links allowed in canonical tag?

I have two websites A and B and i want to right now add A website link in B website as a canonical URL. It's allowed in SEO? It's is best for SEO?
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URLs is indexed but doesn't show up in the search results

Some of the URLs marked as indexed in Google search console are not shown in search results when related keywords are searched. The URLs in question include query strings and their canonical URL is ...
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Can a webpage differ in content if 'http' is changed to 'https' or if 'www.' is added after 'http://' (or 'https://')?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls(): print(url)...
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Can't add tags to the page head for my content at another publisher, can the canonical be embedded in the body?

I have published some good articles to a technical community. Actually, these articles have been ranked as the first result in google and I would like to add my original article as canonical but I don'...
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Adding Canonical Tags Using Openelement

It appears that this format is generally found when adding canonical tags to a webpage <link rel="canonical" href="https://example.com" /> However, using Open element the ...
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Blogspot Duplicate URL - How to remove ?m=1, ?m=0

Is there any way to avoid getting the mobile suffix while visiting the blogger site on the mobile device?
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Can it be beneficial to use a canonical tag from your homepage to another website page if you want to rank that page?

I want to rank for keyword 'python cursus' with webpage https://pythoncursus.nl/python-cursus/. Given the fact that it's an exact match domain, I think Google is confused about which page to rank. And ...
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SEO: How to handle common content to multiple countries (subfolder strucuture) that has “local links” depending on the country

Goal: SEO-friendly muti-country mono-language web with common contents across countries that need local links I have to build a SEO-optimized website with: MULTI-country (multiple Spanish-speaking ...
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Should I change the AMP url? (when updating the url for the page itself?)

Let's say I have a page under www.example.com/some/path, and its AMP version is under www.example.com/some/path/amp. If I change the path of the page, let's say to www.example.com/other/path, should I ...
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Does crawler index duplicate page which has canonical URL?

Suppose I have two pages with the same content: example.com/a example.com/b so I put a canonical tag <link rel="canonical" href="example.com/a"/> at page example.com/b. I ...
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Unique Canonicals for related product Webpages [duplicate]

For a site that carries "lists" of products, what is the best approach to using canonicals? example.com/green-watches.php - this is the MAIN page (by main, it means that this should be ...
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Applying hreflang and canonical to a website with multiple domains and subfolders with different languages

Currently I have a website with multiple domains, each domain for a specific language. However, I also have sub folders with each language. For example: www.en_site.example/en www.en_site.example/fr ...
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Can I have separate url in internal navigation of website and Sitemap?

I have not so SEO friendly url structure in my internal navigation of website(some technical challenges) but marked each of the page with SEO friendly canonical(through CMS) and these canonicals are ...
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When syndicating an article to a third party site which is then the canonical, how should I update the json-ld Article schema URLs?

If I have a duplicate content because my article is syndicated to a third party site. which URLs should I use in json-ld Article schema? To be precise, let's say I want to publish an article from my ...
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Cannot index URL with parameter, appended to prevent redirect on first access. “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” message

I have a language learning website. The main app page (https://www.example.com/vocab/learn) is accessed via https://www.example.com/vocab/app, where the user can either login, register, or preview as ...
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Duplicate content after moving from http to https

I move my wordpress blog from "http" to "https". I generate a sitemap that contains canonical urls with "https" and submit it to GSC. I used "rel=canonical" tag in all blog post urls. I also implement ...
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Handling international SEO indexing for “country-specific” and “language-specific” URLs on the same website?

I'm developing an international website and this is my current situation. My home URL is country-specific, i.e: every country has specific content that differs from the others. / USA /au ...
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Is it ok to have Desktop URL as canonical when Googlebot is crawling as Smartphone?

Google in search console has clearly stated that it is indexing as a smartphone. Our redirection logic, look at user-agent and redirects all mobile traffic to mobile URL. However, in our mobile site's ...
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Right use of canonical when using URL parameters?

On certain pages of my website I use URL parameters on links: <a href="/example/?parameter=value">Click here</a> The target URL is always exactly the same (i.e. /example/). With exactly ...

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