Where should I put canonical tags?

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Hello everyone,

I never used canonical tag before.

I have duplicate content on 2 page like
aboc.com/product and
abc.com/category/product

Here, abc.com/category/product is my important page that I want to see in search result.

So where should I put my canonical tag and how?

Please help me.
#canonical #confusion #tag
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by poojanayi View Post

    Hello everyone,

    I never used canonical tag before.

    I have duplicate content on 2 page like
    aboc.com/product and
    abc.com/category/product

    Here, abc.com/category/product is my important page that I want to see in search result.

    So where should I put my canonical tag and how?

    Please help me.
    Put it on both pages pointing to the preferred page.

    You can Google how to use the tag. It is not complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEONinjaa
    Hello,
    Are you sure that these are the real two pages which you are talking about:-
    aboc.com/product and
    abc.com/category/product

    I am asking that only because of URL. I think that is is "abc.com/product" & "abc.com/category/product".
    Well as you said that both have different content but on the page there is no content. In my opinion remove we use canonical tag only on home page not in the inner page. Firstly go to the webmaster and remove one page and redirect the other one on the home page.
    Use this tag to avoid canonicalization:-
    <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/wordpress/seo-plugin/">
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    • Profile picture of the author poojanayi
      Thank you doe your reply,

      here, I have same content on both page and I can't remove any page.

      As you say, "we use canonical tag only on home page not in the inner page"
      how do I so this?

      I have duplication issue in around 7 product pages like:

      abc.com/product1
      abc.com/category/product1

      abc.com/product2
      abc.com/category/product2

      abc.com/product3
      abc.com/category/product3

      so on...

      Now here, how can I put canonical tag on home page to solve all pages duplication issue?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOtraveler
    Take these two:

    abc.com/product2
    abc.com/category/product2

    And put the canonical tag on each, and in both cases specify the main page as the canonical URL. Both pages should have the following:

    <link rel="canonical" href="abc.com/category/product2">

    Then, visiting any of these pages, Google will figure out that /category/product2 is the one you intended to rank. Same with other sets of duplicated pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    You cannot put a canonical page on the home page to solve the issues you described. The individual pages that are duplicates of one another needs the canonical tags placed ON THOSE PAGES' in the <head> section of EACH page that is the original/duplicate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Endrue11
    You can put canonical tag like this <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.abc.com/category/product"> on <head> section on the both pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author poojanayi
      Thank you endrue11
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