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CorneliaAlan

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What Is a Canonical Tag?
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:49:13 PM »
Hi All,

What Is a Canonical Tag and How Can It Help in SEO?

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Re: What Is a Canonical Tag?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 03:47:19 AM »
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 "duplicate" content appearing on multiple URLs.

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Re: What Is a Canonical Tag?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 02:44:59 PM »
A canonical tag indicates the source URL of an offered page to a search engine , for example, Google. Canonical tags are utilized to announce a solitary page as its own particular source or for copy pages to reference their source/starting page. Web indexes utilize the standard tag to battle copy content issues and allot web index positioning an incentive for that substance to the page assigned as the "source" URL.

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Re: What Is a Canonical Tag?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 08:40:42 PM »
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 "duplicate" content appearing on multiple URLs. Practically speaking, the canonical tag tells search engines which version of a URL you want to appear in search results.
Duplicate content is a complicated subject, but when search engines crawl many URLs with identical (or very similar) content, it can cause a number of SEO problems. First, if search crawlers have to wade through too much duplicate content, they may miss some of your unique content. Second, large-scale duplication may dilute your ranking ability. Finally, even if your content does rank, search engines may pick the wrong URL as the "original." Using canonicalization helps you control your duplicate content.