What is Canonical URL?

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What is canonical URL in SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    Hi,

    A canonical tag specifies the source URL of a given page to a search engine such as Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    It's a good idea to pick one of those URLs as your preferred (canonical) destination, and use 301 redirects to send traffic from the other URLs to your preferred URL. A server-side 301 redirect is the best way to ensure that users and search engines are directed to the correct page
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Hardy
    canonicalization refers to individual web pages that can be loaded from multiple URLs. This is a problem because when multiple pages have the same content but different URLs, links that are intended to go to the same page get split up among multiple URLs.
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  • Profile picture of the author kushalshah
    Imagine there are 2 identical humans who look same in every aspect possible including finger prints, DNA etc. What differentiates them is their name. Same way, websites can be accessed via Example Domain and example.com. Though they are same, it is considered to be different websites for search engines. So you need to put a canonical tag in within the heading tags and tell search engines which website shall they consider. You can also apply 301 redirect from one website URL to another to avoid duplicate content issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author joshaidan
    Canonical URL defined as the preferred URL for the page content to be indexed in the Major Search Engines. Canonical URL is used by the Major Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Many websites have two or more links of the same content with different parameter. In this time Search Engines are confused about Which One is needed to be Index.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnniewalk
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    Cannonical means if your website open in both with nor www. or www. then cannonical issues is used for the redirection to make it has single website.. for the redirection 301 will be used..
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  • Profile picture of the author suchiroy
    When your home page of your website take several URL then it is called canonical issue.

    <Link rel="canonical" href="xyz.com"/blog"/>
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  • Profile picture of the author samauden
    Canonicalization means multiple versions of same URL with same content. Google thinks these are duplicate sites with same content. So in order resolve this, we need to implement server side 301 redirect.
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  • Helloo franklinbeja,

    Simplifying the concept: The canonical URL is the instrument through which we can specify which URL to search engines index, let alone others.
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    • Profile picture of the author The IM Institute
      Originally Posted by Ilenia Internet Marketer View Post

      Helloo franklinbeja,

      Simplifying the concept: The canonical URL is the instrument through which we can specify which URL to search engines index, let alone others.
      Spot on. Just sets the default.
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  • Profile picture of the author kreativebee
    You can use non www as canonical url, and use a 301 redirect both visitors and search engines to your canonical url. Otherwise search engines like google treat your URLs with www and without www as duplicate and may penalize you in search rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    Often similar URL have diffrent contents.
    Canonical URL is the reference URL.

    It helps for optimize the situation infact diffret URL for the same contens is deleterious!
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  • Profile picture of the author Xochitl Shat
    A canonical tag determines the source URL (or unique substance page) of an offered page to a web index, for example, Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.
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  • Canonicalization is the web page that can be taken from more then one URL. This can be a problem because when more then one page has the same type of content but different URLs, links that are suppose to go to the same page get sent across to different URLs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Ladlee
      Holy sig spam.

      Are you people really still answering this?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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  • Profile picture of the author william17
    A canonical link is basically an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the "canonical", or "preferred", version of a web page as part of SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author brainmineae
    Canonical URL means your website is open with www prefix and without www prefix.
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  • Profile picture of the author brainmineae
    Cannonical means if your website open in both with nor www. or www. then cannonical issues is used for the redirection to make it has single website.. for the redirection 301 will be used..
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  • Profile picture of the author stevexavior
    canonical url means two identical url with same link that points to two same pages...
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  • Profile picture of the author rakesh1
    how to find cannonical url can i find with webmaster tools
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincy wist
    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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  • Profile picture of the author AMAN TAMTA
    Canonical URL is the URL that you want visitors to see. And this issue arises When a 301 redirects are not properly in place. This means that your website can be accessed by search engines from several different URLs. which you don't want. It will also create an issue "Redundant Hostnames" in google analytics.

    I hope that helps

    Thanks
    Aman
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  • Profile picture of the author chandni
    Canonical Url the web index amicable URL that you need the web crawlers to regard as definitive. At the end of the day, a standard URL is a URL that you need guests to see. Frequently authoritative URLs were utilized to portray the landing page.
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  • Profile picture of the author solutionstechly
    Thanks to all to explain about canonical URL.
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  • Profile picture of the author saurabh mathur
    The canonical URL allows us to tell the search engine that certain similar urls are actually one and the same. It is good to pick the canonical urls, to send the traffic from other urls to your preferred url.It also tells about the tag attribute to be implemented so that search engine understand the domain to index.
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