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rel-canonical is a way for specifying preferred URLs using link elements in HTML pages within the HEAD tag. It can help in situations where more than one page has duplicate content. {link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com"}

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Canonical declaration is being ignored by Googlebot

My site is structured with an /events/ url and then a event/slug-title-of-event;id-of-event url. In events there is a listing of event previews and by clicking on that preview you get to the full ...
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Is there a benefit of specifying the canonical URL for the homepage, or can search engines figure out common index, www, and https variants?

Currently I am considering adding a canonical tag onto the homepage of my website as there appear to be a few other URLs that Google and other search engines are picking up on. Realistically the ...
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Is it possible to redirect a domain while keeping that domain in Google search results?

I have a domain name, https://seo.example.com/, that is currently showing up in Google Search results. I want to set up a redirect such that when visitors view that domain, they are immediately ...
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SEO for a single page application with next and previous - Canonical strategy. I am using vue.js

This is not a SPA (single page application). It has different pages for categories but the filter on left (like amazon) is used for searching. It shows 10 results in one page and has a previous and ...
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does implementing canonical tags on pages with high page view drop the traffic to them? [duplicate]

My client has a bunch of duplicate content. The problem is all of them have high amount of traffic. So if I implement canonical tags on them, will it hurt the performance?
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Is it bad for SEO only link to non-canonical URLs such that the canonical pages are orphaned?

I have an e-commerce website, and a lot of products. For duplication matters, every variance of a product have a canonical on a generic product page. For exemple, my specific product is at https://...
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Is a cross domain canonical appropriate when an API is used to pull in data from a page on another site?

This is simply a question to figure out if I am understanding this and my approach is correct. www.ticketwebsite.example/event/event-name - Event ticket website www.mysite.example/event/event-...
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Google does not find canonical URL on indexed page even though it finds it in a live test

I have a problem where Google ignores my set canonical tag. If I use the "URL inspection" tool in the new Google search console I can see that on the indexed page they could not find any "User-...
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Canonical Tag for Home Page

My Website URL is https://www example.com/index.do My Mobile Website URL is https://m.example.com What URL need to mention for Mobile site home page for canonical <link rel="canonical" href="...
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Is it ok to put canonical tags on 301 redirected pages?

I redirected my e-commerce website from Http to Https. Now I want to implement canonical tags for similar products to avoid duplicate issue. In my product pages the permalink is the HTTP version but ...
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SEO - How to signal to Google that snippets of texts are coming from a “canonical” source

I have a website with the follwwing structure Homepage shows big list of apartment listings: each line show in the feed has details about each apartement (size, description, city...). The ...
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Multilanguage with canonicals and without duplicates

Website has two language versions of the pages with different URLs. Wordpress plug-in translates pages after selecting the language in the site menu, not automatically. Am I doing the right thing if ...
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Google seems to send visitors to random language based on hreflang

I have a multi-langual site and I observed that customers from any country receive the URL randomly in another language. For example, a customer from US gets the Italian version and vice versa. It ...
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Relative URLs vs absolute URLs for SEO [duplicate]

This question has some fantastic answers on StackOverflow, especially from the dev perspective like this one https://stackoverflow.com/a/21828923/728236, but how about from an SEO perspective? There'...
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Where is the best place to put a rel=“canonical” tag in a custom E-Commerce site? (Link to Product Page or Category Page?)

We have a custom E-Commerce website with a lot of content and sometimes the same keywords may pop up for certain products as we have products with different attributes. This is the link to our ...
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mobile urls canonical & hreflang

I again have problem when working on the mobile seo urls, so the scenario is below: We have 2 domains www.example.com and www.example.es The .es is pointing canonical to .com and that's fine as we ...
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Can canonical tags be used when the mobile site is different in design and 70% similar to the desktop?

If we have around 70% match for the content of our mobile site m.example.com to desktop URL example.com, then how to use the canonical tag? Can we use the canonical to mobile site itself or still ...
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What's the SEO cost of rel=canonical references leading to redirects?

On www.ubuntu.com we recently started including rel="canonical" tags on every page by default, following Google's recommendation. However, as you can see on e.g. https://www.ubuntu.com/cloud, the ...
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Changing canonical URL impact on SEO

I have a website with multiple URLs to the same content: /dog/black/labrador /dog/brown/labrador ... whereas the /black/ or /brown/ hierarchy can be anything and will always show the same page and ...
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Is it necessary to add a canonical tag for a static site switching from HTTP to HTTPS if there is already a 301 Redirect?

We have a static site that has thousands of HTML pages and are planning to switch to HTTPS in the next few days. As the site is fairly new, we do not have any problems with duplicate content at the ...
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duplicate content: How to use the same content on different news sites? [duplicate]

I'd like to post the same content on different domains, where those domains are regional news sites and thus have different audiences which in times are interested in the same news. Is Google likely ...
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What is better for rel canonical tags: “site/page” or “site/category/page”? [duplicate]

So, here is the question. I have a website with OpenCart CMS and the thing is that this CMS produces its own canonical tags for pages, for example "http://site/page". For example, if I go to "...
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Using canonicals for image gallery items on sub pages

I have a sub page on a website that features an image gallery /gallery/gallery-name/ - this page contains a common description about the content of the gallery and thumbnails for the gallery items. ...
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Canonical and Alternate Tags for Mobile First Indexing

We have mobile & desktop websites running on different sub-domains (m. and www.). We want our mobile content to be crawled and treated as the primary site. How should I handle Canonical and ...
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Submitted URL not selected as canonical - At a loss

Ok, so I have been chasing this issue for weeks now through Google's community forums, running tests, hosting support and no one has been able to provide any answers as to what is happening with one ...
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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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How can I make the canonical tag different on every page when it is included in my common header section? [closed]

I have a photo sharing site. I inserted the canonical tag on header ( i have common header section for every page) of index page. but all pages show the same tag. How can i implement canonical tag ...
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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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Duplicate page without canonical tag excluded from Google Index

In the Google Search Console I see a section under Index Coverage that shows a ton of URLS that have been excluded from the index with a status of Duplicate page without canonical tag. Here is an ...
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HTTP-header canonical and link tag canonical on same page?

I've come across websites using both a HTTP-header based canonical as well as a tag-based canonical. Sometimes they are not referencing the same URL which brings me to my question - does one have ...
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A canonical URL for each section of a webpage

The homepage shows among other things the newest blog posts and the most booked courses (domain.tld/). For keyword optimization, I create two extra web pages, one for a listing of all blog posts (...
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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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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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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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Is rel=canonical almost useless for an SPA?

In this article: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2013/04/5-common-mistakes-with-relcanonical.html, mistake 3 says you can only use the rel=canonical setting once per page. As a result, if not, in ...
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Will adding canonical to known duplicate content create an issue?

I'm working on a site that has duplicate content as a consequence of its product catalog architecture, which categorizes products based on year (e.g. /2017/product-page vs. /2018/product-page). A ...
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Should rel=canonical be used for various images in a gallery?

I have made a portfolio website for my wife. She is an illustrator. Website contains one page with four sections - gallery, about, testimonials and a contact form. The gallery navigation is made in ...
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What is the SEO impact of canonical links pointing to 404 pages?

A canonical tag (aka "rel canonical") is a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page. Using the canonical tag prevents problems caused by identical or "...
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Should my canonical URLs have only the ID with no slug so that they don't change?

Our URLs will be created by the user's content. Eg: www.example.com/bar-1234/i-went-to-baz-4321 The "i went to baz" portion is user generated, included with the aim of being helpful to the person ...
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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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SEO for multiple domains for the same site

I have a .co.uk site that ranks well (position no. 4 in Google and no. 1 in Bing). After 5 years, I've finally got round to registering the .com for the same site. As this doesn't need to be a .co.uk ...
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Google only serving m. results despite correct alternate/canonicals

This is for a client site. Google seems to only return mobile results for all search queries. The m. and desktop site are not competing or conflicting with each other however.. All m. pages have the ...
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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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Can I use pushState for SEO on a single page application that is fully loaded on the first request?

I maintain a magazine-like website. It is a one page site with no AJAX involved, ie. the whole content is loaded every time a user enters the site. Dynamic content loading is not an option for now. I ...
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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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From an SEO perspective, can canonicals be used for typo domain aliases instead of redirects?

I'm setting up a new website with a few domain aliases with variations (singular and plural) of the primary domain. The point is to take the user to the right website even if he types the address ...
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Should I use rel=“alternate” on different domains?

We're about to introduce a .com version of our website as well as a few additional ccTLD's and from what I've read, I'm unsure whether to be using a rel="alternate" tag or not. The scenario: We have ...
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Do you set the title attribute of the canonical link tag to the page title?

A <link ...> tag supports the title="..." attribute. When used with rel="canonical", what do you set the title attribute to? Would that be a hard coded title such as: title="Canonical URL" Or ...
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Linked desktop and mobile pages- does SEO rank of mobile website even matter?

The question is somewhat similar to this post. The only difference is, we have desktop version as https://www.example.com/ and mobile version as https://www.example.com/m/. The desktop page has mobile ...
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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 ...