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 a canonical URL include tracking URL parameters (e.g. “_utm” parameters)?

I need to add canonical URL meta tags to our website. The general way to do this should include any URL parameters, but is this true for tracking parameters too, such as utm_ parameters? I ask partly ...
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Data disappears from Google Webmaster Tools after configuring a canonical URL in my site

I have a website, let's say www.example.com, that I added to Google Webmaster Tools without establishing any preferred domain. A couple of months ago, we decided to configure our site to establish ...
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Branded organic traffic to pages having canonical tags to other domain, possible?

There are two sites/domains: old and new one, they both use the same structure and content. I want a new site to get all the organic traffic except branded organic traffic of the old site, that the ...
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Ranking with 2 URLs for one keyword | Category page & all product page | Use canonical?

I have a webshop where I have a category page called 'Smartwatch'. On this page I inform but also inspire people about smartwatches. Page title of this page : Smartwatch | Find your Smartwatch. ...
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Canonical Tags and, 301 and Legacy/Old format URLs indexed

I have posted another question too which is related, but separate. Removing old format URLS This question is slightly confusing because I changed the domain. Previously, we were running the site at ...
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SEO - Canonical Tags and, 301 and Product Variations

My website has undergone many changes over the past 10 years, as I guess most have, rankings have dropped and over the past few months I have been working on the site and CMS a lot to improve it, but ...
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SEO impact of redirecting high ranking mirror site to the main website

During SEO audit for a client I noticed that they had over a dozen duplicate websites that are carbon copies of the main website. This was done via CMS platform and DNS. One of the mirror sites has ...
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Is it an SEO problem to link to short URLs that redirect to canonical URLs but put the canonical URLs in the sitemap?

I have a URL that I have added to my sitemap that reflects a health-tip entity http://www.example.com/health-tips/232344/this-is-perfect-for-your-health where 232344 is the id of the entity. ...
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Does it matter what url the canonical url is?

In Magento you can setup the canonical url for every product to domain.tdl/product-name.html. But there is no link to this URL on our whole shop site. In most cases these products are in one category....
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E-Commerce category filters, rel=canonical and SEO

Concise Question How should I, from an SEO standpoint, handle categories on an e-commerce site that may, at any given point, become very thin, containing very few products, then later grow to be a ...
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301 redirect or canonical

I'm launching version 2 of my site. It has a new url structure, but largely the same contents. I have around 500+ content pages that gets affected. This is a custom build and I have no technical ...
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AMP Content and Domains

apologies if this is known science around the web mastering community, I haven't had to worry about content in a number of years and don't know where to start :) I'm considering implementing Google's ...
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What should I use for a canonical URL for a search page that has a few search options?

I read this post here: What is a best canonical URL for a search result page? and I have search page which can set more than one item like this: example.com/search/index.php?keywords=...
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How to track clicks on inbound links besides via URL parameters?

We use a custom CMS on a site and we're having various parameters on inbound links for own tracking and inbound marketing purposes. Usually these URL parameters are added to the links so the system ...
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Posting same content on two different domains

Just a quick question can I post the same content on two different domains and do a canonical to the primary domain from second domain without my primary domain getting penalized for duplicate content?...
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PRweb and canonical linking

My lovely marketing department have started publishing press releases on PRWeb. Whilst opinions on this service differ wildly I have a SEO question which I would like to garner some input on. They ...
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Will meta setting Meta=“NOINDEX” eventually remove page from Google index?

I am in the process of moving domains I still have alot of visitors coming to old domain (who are familiar with brand) so don't completely want to 301 it, but I would like pages from the old site to ...
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Prevent mobile webpages from showing up in desktop search if mobile page doesn't have a corresponding desktop version

For example, if I have a long single page desktop site and I break that site down into 3 individual mobile pages, do I say that the single desktop page is the desktop version of every mobile page? If ...
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Handling Duplicate Content & Pagination with Category Description

I have an ecommerce site with paginated product categories. I would like to add a description for each category to improve the "thin content" problem ecommerce pages generally have. I would like ...
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Canonical tag not getting honoured or is it?

I realise this is a topic which has probably been covered to infinity, however I have my own little question so hope the mods wont mind me opening a new threat on canonical issues. I have a post on ...
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Should rel=canonical be used for discount deals copy and pasted to new webpages?

We have a discount deal website like Groupon. When we have a new deal contract with our old business owner we have to copy and paste the details from the last deal into a new webpage for the new deal. ...
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Godaddy ip canonicalization

I have tried find solution to this all around Google and here, but no luck so far. when I try connect to my website by using IP, it will not redirect to the website. Only godaddy's "Coming soon" page....
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Do any important SEO robots (such as search engine crawlers) rely on IP addresses anymore to identify websites?

Currently, I have it where anyone who attempts to access my server IP address as a website (example: http://nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn) will be redirected to a domain name with the original request URI appended. ...
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Do I need to put rel=“canonical” in the original page?

To other pages, with the same content, I need to put rel="canonical" in the link tag to prevent duplication. <link href="https://example.com/original-page.html" rel="canonical"> My question, ...
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Should I use a 301 redirect for inbound discount offer links?

We have discount links like example.com/alex10 that set a discount in the session and show the homepage as normal (with a tiny adjustment to say "£10 credit applied"). When we initially set this up ...
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4 URLs lead to the same page content, are 301 redirects better or setting rel canonical better?

All the following pages have the same exact content: http://www.example.com/seo-url (rel canonical URL) http://www.example.com/ID1234 http://www.example.com/content/ID1234 http://www.example.com/...
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How to prevent duplicate pages with different URL slugs on my Cold Fusion site?

My programer has made my website in Cold Fusion and the URLs are like http://www.example.com/article.cfm/articleid/12345/seo-keyword-title but the problem is the page opens even if the (seo-keyword-...
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Implementing Canonical URLs

I have a confusion in implementing canonical URLs; Client has shared a set of URLs like; http://example.com/eg/ http://example.com/eg/index?32312323 http://example.com/eg/index?54545545 http://...
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SEO Canonical tag for multiple website

I have two websites following website: abc.com having canocial tag abc.com and i implemnted 301 redirect to abc.ca. abc.ca having canocial tag abc.ca Problem is that when we search abc on ...
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hreflang values for domain hacks

My publisher site uses a domain hack (not included in the ccTLDs treated as generic). I understand that Matt Cutts and Google have made statements on foreign ccTLDs trying to target other audiences: ...
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Redirect URL to the same page with parameter

I have this url in my blog: http://www.myweb.com/ and would like to change into: http://www.myweb.com/?lang=en all the URl, of course, in the same page = index.php I need to use param lang=en to ...
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Place canonical on my website

I have list of movies on my website, and I have filters like sort by "category" or "duration" or "rated". I learned in this situation on all this filter I need do add: <link rel="canonical" href="...
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When a website has two listings in a Google search result page, is that hurting rankings?

I have an insurance website. When I search something like "car insurance", my website appears twice. www.example.com www.example.com/car-insurance From a SEO point of view, I imagine this dilutes ...
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Should I use a canonical link which refers to the current URL with pagination?

I know there are similar questions to this, but they either did not cover what I was looking for or I did not understand them fully, therefore I am asking this here. My situation At the moment I am ...
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Do query string case differences affect whether a URL is Canonical?

If I have two URL's where the only difference is the case of the query string: http://example.com?param=TEST http://example.com?param=test Are they both considered equal by search engines? I know ...
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Should duplicate favicons use rel canonical or redirects?

I have a website running across multiple subdomains and each one has a favicon.ico icon file in the root of each subdomain. Each icon for each subdomain is exactly the same. Is there an easy way I can ...
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Can I declare a duplicate page via javascript for google?

Most sources of documentation state that one can declare a webpage a duplicate of another by applying this tag on the duplicate page: <link rel="canonical" href="(absolute URL to original page)"&...
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Do canonical URLs disappear from the search results?

On a website I have, for example two pages with identical content. I want to keep both URLs active so instead of redirecting one to another I will put rel=canonical on one, to the other. BOTH of ...
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What should the canonical URL be when users can filter on multiple categories at once?

I'm totally revamping my site's URL structure and have now defined the following structure of URLs to prevent duplicate content (in which the /c/ part in the URL determines that a country filter is ...
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How to use HTTPS canonical link tag in Blogger blog?

Look out, Google official security blog - http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com Above blog forced user to visit https link (without using any kind of JS), but normal Blogger blog serve both ...
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“no return tag error” despite correct tagging?

I structured my website following this tutorial that explains to do the following when you deal with profile pages that have menus translated but their contents are probably in the language of the ...
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URLs with trailing questionmark (?)

I understand that URLs with or without trailing slash are considered two different resources and therefore we should use redirects to tell Google which one is the canonical one. But what about ...
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Which URL(s) do I choose for one product with different colours?

I read that it is best practices that if you have a product that comes in 3 colours to have one URL for the product, and then to have a dropdown with all the colours that it comes in? For example if ...
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Landing page on multi language site: Canonical AND x-default

I read so many tutorials about canonical and alternate x-default, but I am still not a 100 per cent sure if this is correct: I have a multi language page that is structured like this: https://www....
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Using canonical links to eliminate “similar” search results in google

In our site, we have links as such: /{{category-name}}.html - will display all products /category-name/filters/{{some-filter}}.html - will display filtered products The problem we are facing is ...
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Crawl Budget economy: what to do with URLs with tracking parameters?

So, a site has inbound links to a lot of important pages and these links have URL parameters. These URL parameters are basically used just for tracking purposes, similar to the way Amazon links to its ...
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Prevent bing from crawling thousands of essentially identical pages?

I have a web page with a dozen tables of data on it, each with half a dozen columns. Every table can be sorted by a column by clicking on the relevant header, and these get appended to the ...
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Redirect from non-existent subdomains is correct?

Search engines recorded referrals from links like this: http://subdomain1.example.com, http://subdomain2.example.com. Subdomain pages display the contents of main domain pages but subdomains do not ...
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Does rel=canonical and rel=alternate make sense on pictures?

I have a desktop and a mobile site and I use rel=canonical and rel=alternate as recommended by google to link the corresponding html based pages of each site together. I'm just wondering, because on ...
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Redirecting to page ID if “rel=canonical” setup to pretty URL

When changing the URL structure for a site with 10,000's of pages is it acceptable to redirect to a page id (eg example.com/1234) if a "pretty" URL has been set in the rel=canonical tag? For example: ...