Importance of Canonical Tags

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Can anyone explain how canonical tags will hepl us to instruct the Search Engine???
#canonical #importance #tags
  • Profile picture of the author johnketu
    canonical tags are used if there are 2 different urls with same page content. if there are 2 diff urls with same page content, search engines considers it as duplicate content, when we add the canonical tag to the page, search engine considers it as one page. read this article Canonicalization and the Canonical Tag - Learn SEO - Moz you will understand what Iam trying to say.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nithya Menon
      Originally Posted by johnketu View Post

      canonical tags are used if there are 2 different urls with same page content. if there are 2 diff urls with same page content, search engines considers it as duplicate content, when we add the canonical tag to the page, search engine considers it as one page. read this article Canonicalization and the Canonical Tag - Learn SEO - Moz you will understand what Iam trying to say.
      Thanks for the reply...I understood importance of canonical tags when we have 2 different urls with same content..Can these tags helpful if we have 2 websites with same content??
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      • Profile picture of the author hostdare
        Originally Posted by Nithya Menon View Post

        Thanks for the reply...I understood importance of canonical tags when we have 2 different urls with same content..Can these tags helpful if we have 2 websites with same content??

        You cant use same content in your another site.Google will throw you in spam.....Google hates duplicacy
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        • Profile picture of the author noxterorange
          The canonical URL tag simply tells search engines that the page they are visiting is a copy of the page at your main website and to treat it as such. To use the canonical URL tag you would use the following code in your website :

          <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.website.com" />
          Simple but maybe not as neat as solution as the 301 redirect. The other time this tag can come in useful is when your site has identical or vastly similar content that's accessible through multiple URLs (for example when your pages have completely identical content, but with different URLs, due to things such as a tracking parameters or a session ID's). Then you could specify a single URL in a canonical tag and search engines would know it was the same page.
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          • Profile picture of the author martinluther
            Canonical tags tells search engines that the existing page is the copy of another different page with identical URL. If you don't do so, Search Engines will take this as a duplicate page. And, search engine hate page with duplicate content.
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