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    Canonical URL?

    What is Canonical URL?
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    Hi LesleyFox,

    Basically, a canonical URL is the search engine friendly URL you want displayed. In other words, it's the URL you want visitors to see.

    For instance, a visitor coming to this forum can type in http://www.imtalk.org or http://www.imtalk.org or even http://imtalk.org. These all represent the same page.

    However, Nemanja has it set that no matter which one you go to, it will display as http://www.imtalk.org and that is also what is shown in the search engines.

    Hope this helps.

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    Cannonical is a meta tag, which can be used to show of google dublicate content for internal pages ( most used for that ). Wordpress is a great example for cannonical tags - you need to ( YES , recommended ) install ALL IN ONE SEO plugin, so you can cannonicalize your /tags/ and /archive/ page to your post page. For example http://mysite.com/my-first-post have the exact content as : http://mysite.com/archives/1/my-first-page and you need to give of your archives posts cannonical to the original content ( your post ).
    Bad english...

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    URLs with keywords in it, search engine friendly URLs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rain22 View Post
    URLs with keywords in it, search engine friendly URLs
    WTF??? Senseless post.

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    A URL with good keywords in it to show up visitors, and to get more value from Search engines, As well as you can set different languages pages redirect to one SEO friendly URL called Canonical URL As I Know ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XpopX View Post
    A URL with good keywords in it to show up visitors, and to get more value from Search engines, As well as you can set different languages pages redirect to one SEO friendly URL called Canonical URL As I Know ...
    OH MAN... just fuckin google it, please. cannonical is just a <meta> tag that helps of google to clean up some dublicate content.

    Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Specify your canonical

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    right all good,.......but what is mean by URL canonical?

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    "URL canonical" is senseless phrase. As i said - its just a meta tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthackers View Post
    WTF??? Senseless post.
    are you certain now ?
    What is a Canonical URL? | Ask Enquiro

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    No, im not, cuz that article says exactly what i think of
    The easiest way to avoid this is to let the Search engines and the users know which is your “preferred URL” a.k.a canonical URL. One suggestion is to redirect all of the variations to your canonical URL (the URL that you want to be the authority). In February, the major search engines announced another solution with the canonical tag. This tag gives you control of the content that you want the engines (and users) to see.
    www and non-www is another story, dude.

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    This is from Matt Cutt's Blog (Mr. Google)

    Q: What is a canonical url? Do you have to use such a weird word, anyway?
    A: Sorry that itís a strange word; thatís what we call it around Google. Canonicalization is the process of picking the best url when there are several choices, and it usually refers to home pages. For example, most people would consider these the same urls:
    You can read the rest here: www[dot]mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization/

    Sorry I can't post links

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    I Dont know about These Canonical URL. Please discuss it.

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    Canonical url is the search engine friendly URL that you want search engines which treat as authoritative. In another way, a canonical URL is the URL that you want visitors to see.The fact is that these are all different URLs.

    For example:
    example.com

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    As well as you can set different languages pages redirect to one SEO friendly URL called Canonical URL As I Know ... A URL with good keywords in it to show up visitors, and to get more value from Search engines,

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    a dynamic websites with large products and its refining parameters, there are certain duplicate issued arrived with same content. To reduce duplication and to specify one original page canonical factors comes into picture. you have to specify canonical urls(which is original) to the pages with duplicate content.


 

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