Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What are canonical Tags | why canonical tags are important for SEO

 

what are canonical tags with example

To understand the canonical tag in a good way, please check out the below image. The photograph you can see that there are multiple contents. so that search engines do not assume these multiple contents as a duplicate content. so we use canonical tags.
Example of Canonical tag

canonical tags tell the search engine that it is the content of the blue color. This is master content it is original content. Which is the copy version of the original content?

If Google crawls, the priority should be given from the SEO point of view that will be given to the original content. And there will be no issue of duplicate content on our website


why canonical tags are important for SEO.

Many times our website opens without type https and www. But when Google's robots check the website, they think it's another website.

Google's robots consider your website to duplicate content. With duplicate content, Google does not rank your website in search engines. It may be a problem with your website rank.


This 5 reason google robots understand this is a different website.


  •  https://www.yourwebsitename.com/example.html 
  •   https://www.yourwebsitename.com/examplepage/?session_id=xyz.html
  • www.yourwebsitename.com/
  •  https://yourwebsitename.com/
  •  http://yourwebsitename.com/
If your website does not have a canonical tag. You may have a duplicate content issue. How to know if there is a canonical tag on your website.

Uses of canonical tags for SEO

Suppose on the page of this URL 'https: // your website name.com/technews' you have written some content related to tech news. But you have written the same content on the page of tech news 1 in the URL 'https: // your website name.com/technews 1'.

When google robots will check your website. They will feel that there is content in tech news 1. He is a duplicate content of tech news.

But if there is a canonical tag in the URL of tech news 1 page. Google's robots tell which content it is. This is the master content. It is original. The copy version of the original content. If Google crawls, the priority should be given from an SEO point of view that will be given to the original content.

How to find canonical tags on the website.

1. open your website

2. right-click any here in the website and click the view page source
View page source

3. click anywhere in the website and press ctrl + F and type "canonical"



canonical tags
4. you can see this type of link <link rel=" canonical" href="https://www. your website name.com/"> this is a canonical tag

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