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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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 ...
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SEO Ramifications of Copying a Page to Stronger Domain and Setting Canonical URL to Point to New Version

I penned a blog post that ended up being covered widely. I'd like to turn it into a landing page page on my main product site which is on a different domain. I don't want to remove my old blog post ...
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https:// redirect to https://www in NGINX

How do you redirect all non-www links to my website to https://www. I know that there are a lot of solutions for .htaccess but I haven't been able to find anything sufficient for nginx. At the ...
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Hreflangs and canonicals. Should I chose the canonical version of the page for hreflang tags?

So, basically we have implemented canonical tag, which points to the url with the parameters stripped. For instance, if somebody visits the page https://mywebsite.com/en/some-page.php?someparameter=...
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WordPress Yoast SEO canonical tag trailing slash on custom post type categories

In my theme is a custom post type for events. On the category pages for these custom post types no trailing slash is being added to the URL in the canonical tag when there should be. What could be ...
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Is it possible for Google to disregard my canonical tag?

I was wondering if it is possible for Google to disregard the canonical tag, if for example they decide it is wrongly put based on behavioral data. On my blog's individual blog posts there is a ...
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I want search-engines to prefer newer version of my webpage (301-Redirect and Canonical ignored)

I've a very curious problem with the index-status of my webpage. It's a little difficult to explain. I launched my webpage in summer 2008 with around 8K sub-pages. Until 2012 all of the 8K pages ...
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Canonical link element on single page app

I have a single-page app, i.e. page navigation and url changes happen with javascript, rather than full page loads. Additionally, occasionally multiple variants of a url point to the same underlying ...
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Multiple canonical or alternate URLs for the page with same content

I am creating a russian website that will use IDN domain ".рф". But it will be also accessible with normal domain. So every page will have 2 urls, 1 in russian and 1 in english, but content will be ...
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Case for and against different URLs for rel=“canonical” and og:url meta tags

I am trying to decide whether it is a good idea to use different URLs for the rel="canonical" and open graphs og:url links in the following use case: A pretty standard product page: https://www....
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Can I use sitemap.xml to redirect bots to seo specific urls

I apologize for the title, but I can't really explain it . Here's what I am asking Can I have seo specific urls in my sitemap.xml that will have canonical links to the actual urls. E.g: Sitemap xml ...
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When and how to use rel=“canonical” for dynamic URL's

We are creating dynamic URLs with a combination of service names and city names. Below are the sample pages. Please let us know in which page do we needs to add rel="canonical" and which link to add ...
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Using canonical links to keep a site out of Google search results

I have two copies of a website, a live site at www.example.com and a test site at dev.example.net. (Note that this is a subdomain of a different parent domain.) Both sites have exactly the same URL ...
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What is the solution for duplicate content cross domains? (like canonical link)

I am recently reading some articles about canonical links. It seems there's a limitation that when you add a link, it must be the same domain as the page. So is there any cross-domain solutions for ...
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Why is Google indexing pages with ?utm_campaign query string

Recently I have noticed that Google is indexing URLs containing utm_campaign, utm_source and utm_medium query string arguments. In the results, Google shows URLs with these query strings rather than ...
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Should my canonical URL contain the language parameter?

As I understand correct a canonical URL should point to the original URL of the website. Our website provides different languages that can be switched with an URL parameter, instantly. Our website is ...
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Where do Google get canonical links of a one-page site?

With my miserable JS knowledge I understand that the page originally has a line like this: and then href parameter is changed via JS. Both SF and Deepcrawl are not able to see that change. Thus, all ...
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Wordpress Tag Pages Should I Use 301 or Canonical

Im having issues with wordpress tags, leading to duplicate content (this is from old posts I dont use tags anymore) Question: For the tag pages causing problems should I put rel canonical pointing ...
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Multiple domains, 'one' server

I'm almost completing an online service where people can link their domain to. Think Squarespace/Wix/Weebly type. Visitors enter customerdomain.com that leads to mywebapp.com but keeps customerdomain....
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Duplicate content: Prevent testing and development site from getting crawled and indexed

I am running a WordPress based site on example.com with its original content. I then have another site running on example.me which is basically the exact copy of the original example.com together ...
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Is there a Google Penalty for duplicate content example.com/ and www.example.com/?

I just started using SEOMoz Pro and they warned that I have duplicate content because a browser can arrive at wwww.example.com and example.com and get to the same page. (We use Web.com and they don'...
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How can I block my website in other countries?

Lets assume my website is mywebsite.com. I need to block the website for all the countries except India. But we need to handle the block gracefully, i.e. showing a page that right now the site is not ...
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Is it 100% safe to add NOINDEX tag to any duplicate/copy content issues?

Usually I can simply copy and paste content from any blogs to the my blog, and add a no index tag to avoid any duplicate/copy content issues. I have copied above part from popular blog. I need to ...
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When the HTTP site redirects to HTTPS what should the canonical URL tag point to?

We have already 301 redirect from http://example.com to http://www.example.com and now we have redirect to https://www.example.com/ Now, the question is do we have to use the canonical i.e <link ...

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