What is rel=canonical and Why should I use it?

Tommy

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Hi everyone,

What is rel=canonical and Why should we use it?
Please share explanations and reasons why we should apply it for our websites.

Any comments would be appreciated!
Thanks
 

Alex_smith

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rel=canonical tag is used to say the search engine that has only one url, no other duplicate urls exist for this page.
 

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Canonical is a value written in ‘rel’ field of the link tag. If search engines come across a webpage with canonical tag in it, they understand that it is the duplicate version. A URL is provided in the link tag which points to original version of the content.
 

Alex Thompson

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Canonical is a value written in ‘rel’ field of the link tag. If search engines come across a webpage with canonical tag in it, they understand that it is the duplicate version. A URL is provided in the link tag which points to original version of the content.
 
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