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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 rel="canonical".

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After changing the wrong canonical URL, the Google cache still points to the previous canonical URL

We have accidentally used a wrong canonical URL and Google cached the page with the wrong URLs data. When we found this and updated the correct canonical URL, it still points to the same old wrong ...
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Canonicalised page ranks higher than the one we are trying to rank for

We have two Pages: A and B. They are very similar content-wise, but different purpose-wise. Page A is a description of a service and was created earlier, and Page B is landing page for that service, ...
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Does putting canonical remove duplicate issue OR we should do permanent redirect [duplicate]

We have certain URLs of the city and their alias-names. For example: Primary URL: /used/cars-in-mumbai/ Alias URL: /used/cars-in-bombay/ We can't remove "Alias URL" as it's hard-coded at multiple ...
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Use canonical tag instead of redirect 301

I have many URL that I made 301 redirect now after 2 months I want to remove this redirect and set canonical tag instead, is it harmful for SEO and google? Now: example.com/ads/n-151617.html > 301 ...
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Canonical link to the same page [closed]

Recently I learned that e.g. Google was not indexing pages that didn't have canonical links, so in the code below, I am setting the canonical link to the homepage itself (index.html). Question: for ...
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Why is google not indexing (or ignoring) those 200,000+ pages ? [duplicate]

I was wonrdering why on google search console, 200,000+ of my pages are not indexed (it's not because of robots.txt or volontary excluding them): +------------------------------------+---------+ | ...
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What is better: one page or some pages?

What do you mean is better in terms of SEO (all aspects of it: internal linking, content, index management): to have one page with unique content or to have some pages with similar content to the ...
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What is the solution for “Submitted URL not selected as canonical” in Google Search Console beta?

Google's new webmaster tools has a section 'Index coverage'>'Excluded'>'Submitted URL not selected as canonical'. I am getting 3 internal links in the section "Submitted URL not selected as ...
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Google thinks that the pages for a business in each city are duplicate

I have a directory of businesses. Some of those businesses have many branches in different locatios. For example: Restaurant A | ---- Branch in City 1 ---- Branch in City 2 ---- Branch in City N ...
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Google Search Console - Submitted URL not selected as canonical

We have 3 product pages in which we have added some internal links (PDF links), the crawl report Google search console is showing an error called "Submitted URL not selected as canonical". The PDF is ...
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In IIS 7.5, how do you redirect an HTTPS domain to the canonical domain?

So I have a site configured with example.com:80 and www.example.com:80, as well as a certificate for port 443. When a user goes to the www.example.com:80 or 443, which has the SSL certificate ...
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Have my-domain.com and mydomain.com - which to make canonical? [duplicate]

Further to this question we have two very descriptive domains like dog-toys.ie and dogtoys.ie and have decided we will now make one of them canonical, with HTTPS, and do a 302 from the other domain. ...
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canonical and place in country

I have a website that is divided for the UK, thus I have it as for the UK in its entirety I have it as: example.org/index.php << parent site example.org/england/index.php << child pages ...
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How use Canonical url and does duplicate links get negative points by search engine

We have website which was developed sometime back and i noticed that canonical meta tags is missing from the website even though we have few duplicate links on the website For example home page can ...
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Is it legal republish any article with Credits and Canonical Link?

Is it legal republish any article with Credits and Canonical Link? After the end of the post I will mention a note like Originally published at www.example.com/post. Additionally I will add a ...
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Does SEO value get transfered when a 301 redirect points to a page that has another canonical?

I have this scenario: Page A is 301 redirected to another Page B, which has exactly the same content(automated process). But Page B has another rel=canonical Page, the Page C due to some parameters in ...
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Should the canonical link contain a link that will never change, the long version with keywords, or a shortened URL from another domain? [duplicate]

I want to prevent SEO from duplicated content. I have a separate domain only for shortened URLs which is mainly for sharing purpose. I plan to set the rel=canonical in the HTML head and redirect to ...
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Move to SSL and have 2 x domains, make one canonical or not?

This is an updated version of 2 x domains for same site in Google make canonical or not and I am posting it again as A) there is a new SSL aspect to the question and B) it's nearly 4 years old and ...
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How to manage duplicate ajax URLs for search engines

If you use ajax URLs like example.com/#!explore - and you happen to have another URL that shows the same content, for example example.com/#!explore/world - how can you tell a service engine that both ...
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What should be canonical of mobile website?

We have two versions, mobile & desktop with URLs: http://example.com/ http://example.com/m/ What should be canonical of http://example.com/m/ web page? Should it have canonical as http://example....
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Duplicate and Canonical Issue? [duplicate]

I had question regarding ccTLDs, lets say, I have domain = domain.com but I found some one is copying my posts and paste at his domains at the same time, which seems to ccTLDs like domain.co.uk, ...
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Does differing meta descriptions on pages that share a canonical tag harm SEO

Consider the following scenario. There is a single dynamic page that loads different information and meta descriptions based on a query string where there is also a cononical tag so that the query ...
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How to avoid hreflang return errors with URL that contain parameters

I'm getting HREF no return errors in search console and I don't understand why. We have a page that contains buttons for get multiple pages of results. URL structure: Base page: `https://example....
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Wrong URL Requested But I know what they meant - 404 vs canonical vs 301 redirect

I'm using mod_rewrite to process variables in the URL. For many of my URLs the final portion of the string doesn't matter because I'm not using it. For instance: /review/company-25/jb-hunt I'm only ...
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Implementing canonical URLs for pages using filtering [duplicate]

I'm implementing a filtering option on my website where users can post and upvote images. The filtering options are: trending (by default) and new. The URLs are like this: example.com/tags/sunset/ ← ...
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HTTP to HTTPS: Wait for new sitemap to be indexed?

Running HTTP and HTTPS versions of the site side-by-side. HTTP is canonical right now. Goal is to change that to HTTPS. Created a new site in Search Console and submitted a new sitemap 4 days ago. ...
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How do I correctly add index page to xml sitemap - do I need a canonical expression?

When I create an xml sitemap using an online sitemap creator, it adds the following <url> <loc>http://www.mysite.co.uk/</loc> <lastmod>2017-09-26T18:03:59+00:00</...
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Is “site:” returning pages that would not otherwise be returned?

Today I attempted a search on one of my websites as I thought I had a page about this or that and used the following in my search: site:m2osw.com upload I started looking through the results and ...
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Remove Canonical Link from Old Tumblr Posts

I have a blog I've been hosting at Tumblr for a number of years, using a custom domain name. Let's call this example.com. I'm planning a migration off Tumblr to a server I control. The problem I'm ...
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Redirect to canonical URL gives hreflang error in Google Webmaster Tools

In my website the root page https://www.amolelingue.com/ has 301 redirect to canonical English URL https://www.amolelingue.com/en, which has two alternate versions (/it and /fi). I'm getting ...
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Can I 301 redirect multiples URLs to one page without risking a search engine penalty such as duplicate content?

I have multiples url's directing to a single page, ex: www.example.com.br/phone-calls-right-now www.example.com.br/phone-calls-for-yesterday www.example.com.br/phone-calls-cheaper www.example.com.br/...
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Google search console reports redirects from my preferred www setting (Canonicalization seems to be working backwards?)

I have two variations of my domain on webmasters. One is http://www and the other is non-www. I have set my preferred domain to be non-www. I have used the function "Fetch as Google" and have had ...
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Duplicate content with image CDN [duplicate]

I'm in a similar situation as this user: CDN virtual subdomain causes duplicated content However, I have yet to create the CDN. My question has 2 parts: Part 1: I think I may have found an issue ...
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Should canonical tags be used on two related pages about the same subject

If I have a page which is related to a product category, and it has two subdirs with different type of content, do I need to use a canonical to the 'main page'? For example: example.com/watches/ ...
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Do the backlinks for a post with re=“canonical” have any effect?

Let's say I have a syndicated post on site A that has a rel="canonical" towards the original post from site B. Do the backlinks to this syndicated post bring any value for the site A Domain Authority?...
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Canonical tag for untranslated content on a multilingual site

We have a multilingual site where some pages have not been translated yet. However, our CMS already serves them under their language-specific URL, for example: https://example.com/email-inbox/ and ...
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Use canonical URLs to Some Internal Pages to Pointing Main Domain

I read lots of answer in canonical-url tag, but I could not get a good answer for my question. I have a web design company. Mainly I provide two service. Digital Marketing Web Design There are ...
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Canonical. Two methods at the same time?

I have a blog. I am considering to post also on LinkedIn, the same text. My blog is for me the most important. If I understand I can: Put a link in the head of my blog: <link rel="canonical" ...
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Prevent page indexing externally _without_ affecting internal google site search?

Is it possible to prevent google search from indexing a page, but still allow that page to be indexed by the custom search engine used for on-site search? Our presenting problem concerns content we ...
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Would changing of all canonical URLs from relative to absolute temporarily hurt SEO?

Would it make any significant temporary problems to change all canonical URLs from relative to absolute?
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Disallow, canonical, or noindex for a coupon ID parameter where Google has already found some duplicate content?

We've changed our software and domain a week ago. Done the 301 redirction successfully. However, we're still facing a lot of problems, bugs, things we didn't think about and more... Our website is a ...
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Google Ignoring Canonical - Asking for Advice on Alternative Option

We self-host video content on our site and allow other sites to embed our videos using IFRAME. Up until a few months ago, we used to canonical the iframe page to the video listing page on our website ...
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Is it correct to have a canonical URL for a product category page that removes the category id parameter?

I have a Rails application running on production server. And recently I implemented canonical URL on it as requested by higher order people. After implementing it I checked it some online checkers. ...
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Can canonical links and noindex be used with iframes?

We have implemented canonical links to our website in order to prevent the indexation of parameters. Some of the pages are also used as iframes. From the the little info I could find on 'iframes and ...
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Problem with hreflang, canonical and spammy URL parameters (no return tags)

I'm facing problems of spammy parameters in Google Search Console. I have a multilingual page (for illustration purposes, let's say that the URL is https://www.example.com/page1.html). The page is ...
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What makes Google pick an alias (or non-alias) of a page to list in search?

We have a ASP.NET web forms site and our product pages can be accessed from, for instance, ~/product.aspx?id=1234 or through an alias ~/store/a-great-product.aspx. The product is primarily searched ...
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OnPage SEO check error: “The page is missing a Canonical Tag”

I tried a software to detect errors in my website. This is OnPage. It founds an error I do not understand. It refers to my home page but it says the same in all my pages: The page is missing a ...
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Will Google remove content such as images with canonical headers to other non-indexed content?

I've set a canonical (.htaccess) header from an image to another one. For instance: site.com/image-small.jpg has a canonical header to: site.com/image.jpg (Original image). However the website ...
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2 URLs pointing to one website with a unique canonical URL

I have 2 domains submitted to Google that both point to my WordPress site. I am using Yoast SEO plugin to take care of the basic SEO metadata for the website. When I view the source for each URL I ...
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SEO effect on link with redirect 301 --> canonical tag --> page?

I have the chance to put a link to a project on the frontpage of a high traffic directory, but it has a character limit and the URL of the page I want to link is much longer. The project has a ...