Questions tagged [rel-canonical]

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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How duplicate must two pages be in order for one to require rel=canonical?

I've been reading up on: <link rel="canonical" href="(original url)"> And one thing that I'm trying to figure out is the lowest percent of duplication must any two pages need to be in order ...
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Linking desktop and mobile pages

Since I'm a non-technical person willing to enter the mobile space, would like to ask for some advice and the specific code to add to my pages if possible. My desktop site is bilingual English/...
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How can I tell search engines what the preferred URL is for the content of part of a page?

Given a page which displays a list of posts in chronological order on one URL, let's say, www.example.com/listofposts. Each of these posts also has its own URL, which displays the list of posts but ...
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Would a JavaScript redirect for location based on the IP affect SEO?

So, we've got 2 separate-but-identical sites (one for US, one for the rest of the world), and were planning on redirecting visitors to their correct one, provided we can guess their location by their ...
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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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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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Mobile version of a website showing up on my desktop google search

I search certain keywords in desktop google search and mobile version of my website shows up, vise versa. I use some methods to solve this problem: use <link rel="alternate"> and <link rel="...
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Do inbound & outbound links on canonicalized pages carry any SEO weight?

So, I have a page [A] that has canonical tag with URL pointing to a page [B]. Do inbound & outbound links on page [A] carry any SEO weight if they aren't nofollowed? Is the weight of links on ...
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Duplicate meta tags issue despite having “rel='canonical'” tag

I'm getting more and more duplicate meta tags alerts on Google Webmaster tools everyday. It's a blog and I have setup rel='canonical' tags long before and they are showing up correctly. http://www....
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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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I have permission to republish articles. Do I need to use rel=canonical?

I made a deal with a guy. I will give him advertising on my site for his business. He will give me permission to reprint the articles that appear on his site (he wrote them). I was looking for a lot ...
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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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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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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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Preventing Duplicate Meta Errors in Multi-page Sections

I'm getting duplicate meta description errors in Google Search Console on the categories of my blog. As new posts are added and cap the amount of posts per page, a new page is created (Global ...
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Canonical tag to avoid duplicate content: what impacts?

I'm working for a company which job is to take care of "networks". One brand buy websites in bulk. They set-up one website with unique content on it describing their job, what they do, what they ...
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Using rel canonical for non-duplicate content

I have 4 types pages: Companies Products Services Main landing pages that contains part of 3 other types with links to its. The top 3 types have pagination, but landing pages don't. They a each a ...
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Google does not choose user selected canonical for home page

We recently launched a new website and besides all other pages being indexed properly, our home page is not indexed by Google. On our Homepage https://diagnostics.roche.com/ we set the canonial URL ...
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Google choosing HTTP URls as canonical than the HTTPS links in the canonical tags after a recent HTTPS migration

I have migrated my blog domain from HTTP to HTTPS. I am running my wordpress blog on AWS Bitnami. I have added necessary canonical on all the posts i.e <link rel="canonical" href="https://blog....
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How can I use canonical tags to resolve duplication between the home page, category pages, tag pages, and article pages?

On my site I have something like little blog (PHP and MySQL dynamically loaded posts), with categories like "life", "business", and "health". Each article has added tags. Tags allow to find articles ...
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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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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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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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Does using IDs in the URL make Google view the URLs as duplicate?

In my site, I use query string for navigate between products. Example: /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=1 /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=2 /ProductView.aspx?ProductID=3 Am I faced with link duplicates ...
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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 do I make dynamic pages powered by WordPress Search filter pro SEO friendly?

I have a website which offers different services in different places. So I have a search page that filters services and places. I use wordpress CMS and Search filter pro plugin. My urls are something ...
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Giving alternate to pdf which is a duplicate to Web page

I have a webpage namely - https://example.com/url/ I have generated a pdf with the same content of the above webpage namely - https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/url.pdf. I have given ...
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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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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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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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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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Impressions rise, Google position declines?

I redesigned my one-page website lately and launched it before 2 weeks. I have had some negative volatility on Google and also my website declined which I somehow expected since I did not / couldn't ...
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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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Is this a correct rel next/prev and canonical strategy for paginated listing URLs?

I have listing pages of this format: www.example.com/xyz/abc/pageNo?x=X&y=Y The URL parameters only are used for sorting purpose. "pageNo" is the page number. Here the URL parameters are not ...
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Does it make sense to copy your own content and post it to another site without any canonical links?

I have a website that is copying the same exact content to another server that is more web 2.0. This is happening without a canonical link. Does it make any sense to do that? Won't it end up with ...
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Can a cross domain canonical link or a meta refresh be used for SEO instead of a 301 redirect?

I prefer to use a cross domain canonical instead of 301: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.net/dirA" /> is it OK for SEO purposes? Is it better than meta refresh like this? <meta ...
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Use canonical tag with multidomains

The canonical link type should be used to avoid duplicate content within a page. Is there a way to apply it to content from another domain?
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How to validate canonicals on a website

I've validated canonicals on my website but, the pro webmaster have recommended me that the canonicals that I've implemented is wrong. Can you guys tell me how to validate canonicals on my website. ...
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Google complains about missing hreflang tags despite documentation that says only a canonical tag should be used for untranslated conent

I followed a Google tutorial for profile pages on my website. The tutorial claims: For sites that have their template localized but the keep their pages’ main content untranslated: Step 1: ...
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How to use rel=canonical/rel=alternate when number of items per page on each site are different?

I have a website that shows photos accessible from a gallery section (that shows relevant photo thumbnails) divided up into pages. On the desktop version of the site, the gallery section is divided ...
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rel=“canonical” change ranking

Ok we have a website that is ranking number1 for a VERY NICE keyword. We would prefer if a different website gets that top spot. Question Lets refer to the site that is ranking nr1 as site1 we want ...
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Beneficial to optimize rel=“canonical” pages as well as original?

For pages that have rel="canonical" and are duplicates of other pages on my site, does it make sense to optimize those pages? Would optimize the duplicate page with rel="canonical" in terms of the ...
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Duplicate content: two pages with just a little change in code are still considered duplicate content?

I have a website which talks about cars and motorcycles. Once in, the user can choose wether to browse the cars section or the motorcycles section. Once chosen his section, the url will have a /...
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How should canonical and alternate links be handled for color variants of products between separate desktop and mobile URLs?

Working on a large scale eCommerce site (15,000+ products), with separate URLs for Mobile & Desktop. On desktop product pages, we have canonicals set up for color variations, so /product/green/, ...
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Should I use “Canonical URL” in Wordpress Yoast SEO plugin for country targeted subdomains?

I have a main website but I have copied my website to 5 sub-domains each targeted to a different country. Each subdomain's content is same, just a variation in prices, currency and language. Someone ...
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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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Canoical vs robots disallow for sorted content [duplicate]

I have a web page that displays 5 items (each with a headline, image and short content like in a microblog). Item 1 Item 2 ... Item 5 Based on the query parameter in the URL, I will be sorting the ...