What is Canonical URL ...?


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?


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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