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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by johnson.p, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. johnson.p

    johnson.p Newbie

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    Actually what is canonical tag?and how it works ? is it important ?
     
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    xjapan Power Member

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    its to avoid duplicated content and its very important.
     
  3. Unknown Overlord

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    The above is correct, the canonical tag is used to specify where the original article is posted. There's other techniques that you can use the canonical tag for but
    incorrectly utilizing it can get you in trouble too so be careful.
     
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    It can be replaced with next/prev where it makes the most difference.
    As for marking up external articles that you copied with rel=canonical – it doesn't make a difference, your page with a stolen aticle won't rank either way.
     
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  5. Unknown Overlord

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    Ya definitely not talking about stolen articles here but there's situations where I've seen site
    owners put the same content on two sites they own and just canonical the dup to the site
    they want ranked. I have a client that got himself a penalty for dup content and a simple
    rel canonical fixed it overnight and he's back on page 1.
     
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    Canonical is a 301 redirect analogue which you have to use when 301 redirect is not suitable for you (you need to leave duplicate page accessible for users).
     
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    To avoid content duplicity, canonical tags are used.