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What does "Pages with rel=canonical" mean?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tonyjr, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. tonyjr

    tonyjr Regular Member

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    I recently had a web site audit done and one of the things I was told needed to be corrected was
    Pages with rel= "canonical"

    What does this mean?
    How is it corrected?

    Thanks
     
  2. NosokOrg

    NosokOrg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Page with <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/blog" /> provide info for Search Bot, that this page is copy of another existed page with same content.

    Means for exmaple:
    I have page = TV and on this page provide some info, but also, I have page Best TV, which contain the same data of TV. So, to say Google that it is the same page, I will use rel="canonical" with link to my original page.

    https://moz.com/learn/seo/canonicalization
     
  3. tonyjr

    tonyjr Regular Member

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    Thanks for the help
     
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    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    It's a hack SEO's use to double their adsense earnings.
     
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    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    While avoiding duplicate content penalties...

    It's definitely a great way to get another bite at the Adsense apple, so to speak.
     
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    jamie3000 Elite Member Premium Member

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    It tells search engines if you find duplicate content then index this page over the others. Its important because otherwise affiliates can pull off little tricks like sticking their affiliate ID on the end of an Amazon product for example then spamming it with 50000 links and ranking top for searches that would return that page. I noticed there is a clever bet 365 affiliate doing this so it still works when sites don't use this tag! :)