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What is the canonical link in SEO?

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    What is the canonical link in SEO?

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    Default Re: What is the canonical link in SEO?

    The canonical tag is an important tag used in SEO optimization to avoid possible content duplication between two pages published with content similarity. If the same content portion is published with more than 1 URL it may cause content duplication. To avoid the problems of content duplication canonical tags are used.

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    Canonical URL used to tell search engines that certain similar URLs are actually one and the same. This is the case where you have products or content that is accessible under multiple URLs, or even on multiple websites. Using a canonical URL, these can exist without harming your rankings.

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    Canonical URL is the same as a 301 redirection from SEO perspective. Canonical URL is play an important role in SEO.

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    canonical url are mainly used for preventing the duplication issue from the site. like if you have two pages with almost same content. then canonical can be very helpful to you.

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    The rel=canonical element often called the canonical link is an html element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues. It does this by specifying the canonical URL the preferred version of a web page. Using it well improves a site SEO.

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    It is a link or you can say a tag, this is use to tell search engines that a single URL is copy of it's main page. It is mainly used if the same content is to be used for other pages and to deplete the duplication tag.

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    canonical meta tag is the best way to show google which page is main page.

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    Default Re: What is the canonical link in SEO?

    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 the canonical link in SEO?

    A canonical link is an element of HTML that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the "canonical" or "preferred" version of a url.

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    Default Re: What is the canonical link in SEO?

    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.

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    Default Re: What is the canonical link in SEO?

    canonical link is an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues.

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    Default Re: What is the canonical link in SEO?

    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.