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What is Canonical Tag?

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    Hello Friends,

    Please tell me what is canonical tag.

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    Default Re: What is Canonical Tag?

    canonical tags are those tags which are used to tell weather the content is duplicate or not and it help to communicate with search engine easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riprook7 View Post
    Hello Friends,

    Please tell me what is canonical tag.
    Canonical Tag help us to tell search engine that the content of the webpage is duplicate and is being copied from other website. We need to mention the source url in the canonical tag.

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    Default Re: What is Canonical Tag?

    Canonical tag is used on pages when there are multiple pages using similar content to indicate which page is the preferred page for ranking.

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    A canonical tag is a term which is used to differentiate between two pages on which the content is same.When search engine spiders/crawlers search your website and find two or more pages having the same content they send an information of duplicate content to search engine which makes a negative impact on your ranking.So to make sure that such pages are different webpages you have to make one page as source page of that particular content by using canonical tag.
    This tag is added in rel part and you can make as many pages with such tags as you feel appropriate.




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    A canonical link element is an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the "canonical" or "preferred" version of a web page as part of search engine optimization.
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    As per google webmaster guideline, a web site with www & without www is treated two individual web sites with same content. So in this case google takes one web site as a duplicate content. It affects not only your ranking also affects your web site page rank. You can solve this by using a 301 redirect to the correct URL using the rel=canonical tag.

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    A canonical tag specifies the source URL (or original content page) of a given page to a search engine such as Google. Canonical tags are used to declare a single page as its own source or for duplicate pages to reference their source / originating page.

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    Canonical tag use to avoiding content duplication issue you can show your content authority with the help of canonical tag.

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    Canonical tag is using to avoid content duplication issue and show content authority.
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    Default Re: What is Canonical Tag?

    A canonical tag specifies the source URL of a given page to a search engine such as Google.

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    Canonical tag is used to avoid duplicate content with source url of a given page.

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    Thanks for informing.

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    Thanks for sharing information.

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    Default Re: What is Canonical Tag?

    A canonical link element is an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the "canonical" or "preferred" version of a web page as part of search engine optimization.

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    Default Re: What is Canonical Tag?

    Canonical tag is used on pages when there are multiple pages using similar content to indicate which page is the preferred page for ranking.

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    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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    Canonical is a preferred url for most search engines as they lift up your links & ranking signals for the content available through multiple URL’s. Rel canonical url’s also resolve duplicate content issues. Rel=canonical usually used to sum up it within the top portion of your HTML
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    Quote Originally Posted by riprook7 View Post
    Hello Friends,

    Please tell me what is canonical tag.
    Canonical tag is an HTML element that helps webmasters to prevent duplicate content issues