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Use Rel=Canonical – Technical SEO Simplified

Quick Concepts Rel=Canonical should be used whenever you post duplicate content (from your site, or elsewhere.) It’s a “soft redirect”, without redirecting the user. Links to both URLs now count as the…

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How to Use Rel Canonical - Technical SEO

Quick Concepts

Rel=Canonical should be used whenever you post duplicate content (from your site, or elsewhere.)

It’s a “soft redirect”, without redirecting the user. Links to both URLs now count as the single, canonical version of the URL. So your site isn’t penalized for duplicate content.

  • Tells google where the original is
  • Code Snippet (place in HTML Head): <link rel=”canonical” href=”http://example.com/wordpress/seo-plugin/” />
  • It’s also available through Yoast SEO , and some SEO tools like this – screenshot of where:

Rel canonical on yoast

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