Canonical Redirects

Including a rel=canonical link in your webpage is a strong hint to search engines your about preferred version to index among

I answered an interesting rel=canonical question over email today and thought I’d blog about it. If you’re not familiar with rel=canonical read these pages first. Then watch this video about rel=canonical vs. 301s, especially the second hal ...


What is a canonical page? Why specify a canonical page? An article by Matt Cutts on rel="canoniocal" element / tag


In a video released by Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, Matt said publishers who publish similar or duplicative stories on different URLs may use the rel=canonical tag to help consolidate the PageRank of the stories and avoid any issues ...


Joomla unfortunately has no built-in-function for setting the canonical tag. We have to get the right seo link from the menu items and set it manually.

We coded a small PHP script which uses the Joomla-API to get the seo link from the currently ...


Hey Matt. I had a lingering question about using rel=canonical vs. 301 redirects. It takes longer for Google to find the rel=canonical pages but 301 redirects seem to lose impact (link juice) over time. Is there similar churn with rel=canonical? Sam Cr ...


By adding the rel=canonical tag you inform the spiders which page is the main page if you have double content.


Carpe diem on any duplicate content worries: we now support a format that allows you to publicly specify your preferred version of a URL. If yo ...


How the very useful rel=canonical tag solves many common SEO problems that exist around duplicate content issues.


This article describes how you can use canonical URLs to improve link and ranking signals for content available through multiple URL structures or via syndication.