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What Is The Canonical Tag?

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    Default What Is The Canonical Tag?

    if you have some knowledge about canonical tag? please suggest me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamessmith123 View Post
    if you have some knowledge about canonical tag? please suggest me .
    A canonical tag specifies the original source URL 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. Search Engines use the canonical tag to combat duplicate content issues as search engines dont like duplicate content and due to duplicate content crawler get confused which is the original content and which to show to user.

    add a canonical tag to the head of the HTML code of the page that you want google to recognize as canonical(original source).

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    A rel canonical tag is a special tag that is inserted into the header of your HTML that helps communicate to search engine bots the relationship of that piece of content to others on your site. Canonical tags tell the search engine bots which pieces of content are the original or primary ones and which are duplicates.

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    A rel canonical tag is a special tag that is inserted into the header of your HTML that helps communicate to search engine bots the relationship of that piece of content to others on your site. Canonical tags tell the search engine bots which pieces of content are the original or primary ones and which are duplicates.

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    Default Re: What Is The 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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    An option for dealing with duplicate content is to utilize the rel=canonical tag. The rel=canonical tag passes the same amount of link juice (ranking power) as a 301 redirect, and often takes much less development time to implement. The tag is part of the HTML head of a web page.
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    Canonical tag help to resolve canonical issue. Canonical tags tell the search engine bots which pieces of content are the original or primary ones and which are duplicates.

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    Canonical tag is used to instruct search engines which page to index if there are similar pages in a website.

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    Default Re: What Is The Canonical Tag?

    A rel canonical tag is a special tag that is placed into the headlines of your HTML that helps connect to online look for motor crawlers the relationship of that piece of material to others on your site. Canonical labels tell the online look for motor crawlers which pieces of material are the original or primary ones and which are copies.

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    Canonical tags is an essential tool in the Search Engine Optimization tool. It is often a better solution that a 301 redirect in cleaning up duplicate content issues. Search Engines use the canonical tag to combat duplicate content issues and assign search engine ranking value for that content to the page designated as the "Source" URL.

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    A canonical link element is an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues in search engine optimization by specifying the "canonical" or "preferred" version of a web page. It is described in RFC 6596, which went live in April 2012.

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    Canonical tag 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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    Default Re: What Is The Canonical Tag?

    A canonical URL refers to an HTML link element, with the attribute of rel="canonical" , found in the <head> element of your webpage.

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    It would be nice if Google provided a full report as to why a website ranks where it does. Unfortunately, even the most experienced SEO professionals don’t have the full answer sheet. Over time, however, Google and the other search engines provide the public with information on how they can improve their search ranking by implementing technical changes to their website. One of the biggest evolutions to come out of these releases, and still one of the most misunderstood, is the development of the canonical tag.
    What does a canonical tag do?

    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. Search Engines use the canonical tag to combat duplicate content issues and assign search engine ranking value for that content to the page designated as the “source” URL.
    Why do canonical tags matter?

    Duplicate content is a big no-no to search engines. Having pages of identical or very similar content on your website is seen as a negative, and may be used by Google to devalue your website when determining rankings. If you use https on your site, utilize a content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or run an eCommerce website, the combination of different URLs people can use to access your website opens you up to a major SEO vulnerability if not properly addressed. By properly employing canonical tags to pages on your site, you can avoid this pitfall and take full advantage of both a robust site and streamlined Search Engine Optimization practices.