What is Canonical URL ...?

Hi,

What does Canonical URL mean?

Will Canonical URL has any effect on multiple URL’s? If so, what is it use for SEO purpose?

see http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701243

or http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710833

please search first, yeah?

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Canonical URLs refer to the fact that your site can be indexed more than one way - hxxp://www.mysite.com or hxxp://mysite.com. You should set your preference in Google Webmaster Tools so it is only indexed one way, thus avoiding duplicate pages.

This has been discussed quite a few times already recently.

Take a look at the threads r937 proposed or this one: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699789&highlight=canonical

In the future, Please Search using the vBulletin’s Advanced Search and SitePoint’s [URL=“http://search.sitepoint.com/”]Advanced Search before you post.

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