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Canonical Tag

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by nikhil sniga, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    Is canonical tag important for every seo friendly site ? I have 2-3 website and I already put canonical tag in one of them. Should i put in others two also ? Please share something for Canonical tag. Thanks.
    nikhil sniga, Feb 20, 2013 IP
  2. ushahm

    ushahm Greenhorn

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    if you have same content in multiple pages you can put canonical tag and tell to the search engine which is your prefered page to show in search engine results and it helps to avoid duplicate content issues.so you can add canonical tag in your 2 websites.:)
    ushahm, Feb 20, 2013 IP
  3. nikhil sniga

    nikhil sniga Greenhorn

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    Thanks for quick reply. I saw somewhere that If we have more than 500-600 words in content we should add canonical tag. Is it true ?
    nikhil sniga, Feb 20, 2013 IP
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    canonical tag is used to avoid duplicate urls and maintain google page rank.
    david0019, Feb 21, 2013 IP
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    obizyana Member

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    Using the canonical tag will help you to avoid duplicates. Google Panda filter doesn't like duplicate content and it may hit the site's rankings. So it's recommended to remove the duplicates. Canonical tag solves this problem, especially if your URL structure is based on parameters usage.
    This is a good article from SEOMoz about the canonical tag. I hope it helps to implement it correctly to your websites:
    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/canonical-url-tag-the-most-important-advancement-in-seo-practices-since-sitemaps
    obizyana, Feb 21, 2013 IP
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    Soumyananda Member

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    Canonical tag is mostly used to avoid duplicate URL from the site. If you have pages with same content, then you can add canonical tag.
    Soumyananda, Feb 21, 2013 IP
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    It is used to tell Google which is the correct version of a page, so if you have a page that has a few duplicates with different URLs, you can put the Canoncial tag in to tell Google the 'true' version of the page.
    florance12, Feb 21, 2013 IP
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    manoj.kapoor Greenhorn

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    #8
    I've 2 pages abc.com and abc.com/index.php

    on which page do I need to add Canonical tag and what would be the syntax?
    manoj.kapoor, Apr 17, 2013 IP