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What Is A Canonical Tag?

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What Is A Canonical Tag?

Matt Cutts from Google shares tips on the new Canonical Tag that the 3 main search engines now support.

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Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft have all agreed to work together in a  joint effort to help reduce duplicate content for larger, more complex sites, and the result is the new Canonical Tag.

Example Canonical Tag From Google Webmaster Central blog:

<link rel=”canonical” href=”http://www.example.com/product.php?item=swedish-fish” />

You can put this link tag in the head section of the duplicate content urls, if you think you need it.

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