Lucy Griffiths

New Canonical Tag Aims To Tackle Duplicate Content Issue

13th Feb 2009 SEO Blog Less than a minute to read

It’s one of those rare occasion when the three major search engines come together in an effort to improve search by agreeing on common standards.

Search Engines Unite With Canonical Tag

This time, it’s the turn of duplicate content and the issue of canonicalisation. Canonical, in this context, refers to the issue of duplicate content and there’s many reasons why this may occur. For legitimate reasons, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have now agreed a new standard tag to be used in the header section of a web page to specify the preferred URL.

All very good as it will flag up to the search engines and work in a similar way to 301 redirects, i.e. consolidate your link popularity to the preferred location.

Further Reading:

Share this post

1 Comment

What do you think?

aspect-ratio
Gary Hainsworth

SEO and AI Generated Content

Gary Hainsworth
2nd Feb 2023
SEO Blog
aspect-ratio
Kelly-Anne Crean

Ecommerce SEO and Beyond – The Complete Guide

Kelly-Anne Crean

SEO Blog

Digital Ideas Monthly

Sign up now and get our free monthly email. It’s filled with our favourite pieces of the news from the industry, SEO, PPC, Social Media and more. And, don’t forget - it’s free, so why haven’t you signed up already?

Free Digital Marketing Audit

Are you a UK business that needs some expert help to uncover what’s holding your digital marketing back? Let us show you for free!

Questions?

Call us on 0330 353 0300, email info@koozai.com or fill out our Contact Form.

Map of Hampshire Digital Marketing Agency
Hampshire Digital Marketing Agency
Merlin House 4 Meteor Way Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9FU, UK
Map of Lancashire Digital Marketing Agency
Lancashire Digital Marketing Agency
Cotton Court Business Centre Church Street, Preston Lancashire, PR1 3BY, UK
Map of London Digital Marketing Agency
London Digital Marketing Agency
Albert House 256 - 260 Old Street London, EC1V 9DD, UK

Unlike 08 numbers, 03 numbers cost the same to call as geographic landline numbers (starting 01 and 02), even from a mobile phone. They are also normally included in your inclusive call minutes. Please note we may record some calls.

Circle Cross