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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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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Why would canonicalized URLs get organic traffic?

I have a set of pages on a subdomain that have rel='canonical' links to my main domain. They have very similar content to each of the page they are canonicaled to, but I want them still accessible, ...
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What should the Hreflang and canonical be with session parameters?

We have a oxid onlineshop with different domains/subdomains depending on currency and language. Now we have a problem with hreflang tags, because of parameters the session of the basket between ...
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The Specified Canonical Link Points to a Different page

I'm trying to make some SEO in my website, I'm using the Google Webmaster Tools, but I'm getting this error all the time: The Specified Canonical Link Points to a Different page I already added ...
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hreflang and canonical tag for new country specific website - different base domain

I have a little different situation compared to most other questions which asks for hreflang and canonical tags for country specific version of websites. This is an SEO related question and I was ...
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How to add trailing slashes to links in my pages from .htaccess in addition to the redirects I've implemented?

I've recently appended the trailing slash at the end of the URL by using this .htaccess code: #add trailing slashes RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$ RewriteRule ^...
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HTTPS migration: thousands of "Duplicate without user-selected canonical"

I migrated a website of 500,000 URLs from HTTP to HTTPS in 2017 (through a 301 redirection via htaccess). Today I've been checking the 'Coverage' section of the old HTTP property (within 'Google ...
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How to decide domain of CanonicalUrl

I assume that I have two domains http://www.domain1.com and http://www.domain2.com with the same contents. By default, accessing DOMAIN 1 will be redirected to DOMAIN 2. Now I want to add the Facebook ...
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AMP page appear in desktop search

I found a problem with a page of a website: it appears on desktop search in this AMP version, even if the canonical URL is set correctly. What can be the problem? Why Google shows this version and not ...
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Should extended Latin characters in urls (ü, ö, etc.) be percent-encoded as standard?

I'm putting together an English language site which contains its own German translation (don't worry, I've lived in Germany and I have a degree in Germanic and Slavonic Studies, it's proper German...)....
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How to determine which of these localization links should be made canonical?

I'm adding localization support for GoogleBot crawling to a page that already uses the default cookie approach of ASP.net Core to determine language. The expectation is that the new system will ...
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What URL will Google index when affiliate URLs first 302 redirect and then have a canonical?

Look please at this setup: There is a main vendor on the main domain, https://example.com. There are different (many) affiliates, having own subdomains, sub1.example.com, sub2.example.com, Affiliate ...
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Canonical instead of canonicalized in the index - is it a rule? [duplicate]

I experienced in some cases, that if one page is canonicalized to the another one, then, if i search for the canonicalized page in Google, in SERP appears the canonical page, and canonicalized page is ...
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Launching a new website on a subdomain but keeping exsisting website running

We're about to launch a new Drupal 8 website for a client, as not all areas of the current website will be on the new platform, and due to apparent legacy complications, the decision has been made to ...
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How to deindex an URL with specific parameter?

While I was doing an audit of my website SEO, I found a warning for a page that is most of the time blank. Basically, this page serves for storing articles for visitors who would like to read their ...
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What link structure should i use for subdomains with same page names and similar content?

I'm taking over a website of a construction company that has multiple franchise locations. Their site is currently setup as the city name of the franchise as the subdomain. example: seattle.domain....
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Another site not owned by us chosen for the Google-selected canonical

One of our sites is affected by negative SEO. In our Google Search Console, we notice that Google has chosen a different domain as the canonical URL. We don't own that domain. How it got there is ...
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Mark just a portion of the page as "canonical" when some blog content is used on product pages

Our site has blog posts and product pages. Some of our product pages contain, among some other information, part of the blog posts' content. I am not sure how Google will see it. Am I going to be ...
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AWstats reports URLs appended to other canonical URLs, why?

I've been running a site for a while now and my AWstats page is starting to present pages with... some sort of endless stream of references to pages. It's a bit bizarre, I'm not sure what's happened.
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Redirected to www, but Google is indexing no-www without snippets, should I use noindex instead?

I started my blog a month ago and was using non www version for my website. Then, I recently decided to stick to www.example.com version. So I changed it and Google has indexed the www version ...
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"NOINDEX, FOLLOW" turns into NOFOLLOW eventually. Solution is Canonical?

I have recently discovered that Google treats "noindex,follow" pages as "noindex,nofollow" eventually -> https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/115879 I have a website with hotel listings. I provide ...
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prevent google from picking redirecting page as canonical

If have to urls A = https://a.example/foo and B = https://b.example/bar where I consider A as preferred URL and not B. In fact, all B does is send a 302 redirect to A (and it is rather something like ...
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How to choose canonical when one desktop URL is broken up into several mobile URLs?

I have an adaptive website, and in the mobile version, we put the same data as the desktop version, but in special tabs which are accessible via route URL change. For example, we have the profile ...
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How to declare canonical tag for home page

My website Homepage can be accessed with HTTPS www.example.com and example.com HTTP www.example.com and example.com Also, other URL with Https version redirect to same content. My question is ...
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How do I modify WordPress such that the Facebook crawler can't see my canonical tags?

I get content from an external sources via RSS. I've set "canonical" so google knows the content is not original. However when I post the link of my articles on Facebook, I get the original URL post ...
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Duplicate without user selected canonical, even though pages are different. Why?

I am using the Search Console and I encountered this problem with my Angular 7 app for a webshop. At first, I thought it was a Javascript rendering problem, but made sure all server resources were ...
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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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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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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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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://example.com/french-english-translator-iphone-ipad.html but I ...
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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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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?

I don't know how to fix this issue. Why does Google suggest another page as canonical, as opposed to the one selected by us?
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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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