Video Guide to using the new Canonical TagBy Howard Farmer • 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="http://www.seoadviser.info/something" />
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 www.seoadviser.info/something 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