Canonical Link Element Avoid Duplicate Content

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Canonical Link Element – How to Avoid Duplicate Content

<Head>

<link rel=”canonical” href=”http://example.com/page.html”/>

</head>

(Don’t firget the final / at the end of the link tag.)

Each of these URL’s are viewed as unique:

  • www.example.com
  • example.com
  • www.example.com/
  • example.com/
  • www.example.com/index.html
  • www.example.com/Home.aspx
  • example.com/Home.aspx

Source: Google Webmaster Central Blog

Canonical Link Element : Matt Cutts Presentation

The Canonical Link Element presentation was given on Thursday February 12, 2009

Notes: Google will give a sitemap preferential treatment when determining which URL to use when trying to determine Canonical isues.

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