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Video Guide to using the new Canonical Tag

By • Mar 13th, 2009 • Category: SEO Guides

Canonical Tag Guide

It has been annouced that the 3 big search engines have come up with a new canonical tag to help with canonical issues.

Here are the announcements:

Example of use:

So we want to create a page named duplicate-copy.html ….¬† So in the tag part of the HTML header area on duplicate-copy.html (the same section you’d find the¬†Title attribute and Meta Description tag). In fact, this tag isn’t new, but like nofollow, simply uses a new rel parameter. For example:

<link rel="canonical" href="" />

This would tell the SearchEngines: Yahoo, Live & Google that this page, duplicate-copy.html , should be treated as though it were a copy of the URL and that all of the link & content algorithm data the engines apply should technically flow back to that URL.

Matt Cutts – guru and prolific blogger – from Google explains how to use the new Canonical Tag

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is Howard Farmer - over 20 years of IT experience with IBM, Lotus, GE and Ameridata.
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