ArticlesBlog Canonical Link Element October 12, 201949 Related posts: 4 Party Tricks Everyone Should Know HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AT HOME bean to bar Ann Reardon 4 Unbelievable Unsolved Crimes Solved Recreating Discontinued McDonald’s Menu Items (TASTE TEST) Related tags : and canonical content duplicate element engines google link search the you Post navigation Previous Article Olympic Torch due to arrive at Incheon International Airport Next Article Are you satisfied with what you have? Comments (49) February 25, 2009 at 3:34 pm Web evolution? Hmm… First of all, stop using Arial right NOW. Reply February 25, 2009 at 7:50 pm Great new feature, thx. I've stuck to best practices to eliminate most duplicate content issues, but referrer tags have been an ongoing issue on at least 2 sites where I've done some SEO work. Great to have this tool to finally deal with that. As to the video itself, please lose the subtitles, or at least make them way smaller. Matt speaks very clearly and at a good pace, so the text really isn't needed, and just gets in the way. Reply February 26, 2009 at 9:43 am Great advice from Mr cutts will discuss this in our next development meeting!! Reply February 28, 2009 at 8:06 am Darwin belongs in the monkey cage with Galt, where they perpetually evolve into genocidal Eugenists. [Lose the Darwin.] What does "dub – dub – dub" mean?… Otherwise, great info. Reply March 1, 2009 at 9:30 am Thanks for the video, this really shed some light on the canonical thing Reply March 9, 2009 at 11:44 pm Freekzero, I disagree about the subtitles. Whether if the subject of this video SPEAKS clearly enough or not, there are millions of Deaf viewers who don't have the same convenience of listening to audio instructions like you do. I understand you take it for granted but please realize that the subtitles are of utmost importance for a large enough number of us to actual warrant such a easy-to-implement feature, that doesn't "get in our way". I thank Matt Cutts for subtitling this video; equally. Reply March 21, 2009 at 1:00 am matt is a great speaker Reply April 4, 2009 at 9:07 pm Didn't realize the subtitles could be turned off. Seems they came up by default earlier, but not they don't. Thanks for that. DeafTuber, you got me wrong. I got nothing against providing the option of subtitles at all, just don't think they should be intrusive and mandatory as these were earlier. I actually consider screen readers in every site I build, and volunteer web services to a disabled sports group (which includes some deaf users), so I am decidedly more sensitive to the issue than most Reply May 4, 2009 at 9:03 am Matt, this a very good explanation to all of us. Thanks! Reply May 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm How does google treat links tagged with the Google URL Builder???? Are these considered unique links with duplicate content? Reply July 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm Much respect to the cleaning crew 12:28 / 20:28 Reply November 25, 2009 at 5:15 pm Great video, very useful and well explained for users at all levels. Was interesting enough to watch the entire 20 minute video! Great Job! Sincerely, Jamie Dolan Reply June 7, 2010 at 7:49 am absolutely fabulous tutorial. it solves all canonical problems in ten minutes Reply September 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm why is that not all videos have that CC button . For example i'm trying to watch a russian video and I want it translated but the video doesn't have the button . Would you please tell me what to do ? Reply September 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm If I have a canonical tag with the same content but pointing to a url with different key words but the old url ranks better then the new canonical url, can that happen? I could have 10 old urls pointing to 1 canonical url & 1 of the old urls ranks better, this sound very black hat though. Is it? I want to leave the old urls because they might change with my site, but I don't want to break links that I ahve promoted, I don't want to be penalized for this I hope only canonical url is used? Reply October 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm <3 Matt Cutts videos Reply November 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm @freekzero I like the text. Reply December 29, 2010 at 10:25 am why does Google not make a tool to check your site if it is ok with the TOS and point out possible problems and give possibility to fix it, before you get an abrupt BAN of SERPS Reply May 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm Great suggestions. The main reason I'd be interested in it is for "Printer-Friendly" version of pages, or "Handheld Friendly" versions, that posses the same content with different structure and style. CSS provides a way for styling media="handheld," but it's not widely supported across devices and completely ignored by browsers, just like media="print." Reply May 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm Also… Lots of websites have pdf versions of their files. How could we do the canonical version of that? There are two thoughts: 1) Google probably ought to give preference to a non-pdf file that has largely the same content as a pdf version, 2) It's possible to display a pdf file as an embedded plugin, but still — it usually shows the direct link to the file within the source, which may get tracked instead. Reply October 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm Yeah I'll be at SES NY and the SEO haters run rampant,? just focus on the positive folks! Reply November 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm 30000 products …. 301 redirects for every variation is amazingly stupid…. considering all the possibilities and url rewrites ….. good luck Reply April 17, 2012 at 11:15 am I don't like absoluet URLs, I have a base link tag (or what ever) and many relatives URLs. Google sees the base URL and concatenate it with the relative URL, doesn't it? Reply September 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm Hey! I came across an amazing service for everyone wanting to generate traffic to a landing page it's a very interesting course, which will enable you you step-by-step how to use Ytube to get traffic and sales just watch this video: ===> /watch?v=fMHWrS5IUYE <– Reply October 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm Do you know something that a lot of webmasters totally ignore, and endup losing a lot of traffic? Mobile-friendly design! If your website is not mobile friendly, watch the latest video I uploaded on my channel. just go to: ===> /watch?v=iMqz_kv-UUI <– or visit my channel Reply October 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm bottom-line.. don't shot yourself in the foot!! Reply November 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm I posted a sneak peek from my new course, which will teach you how to create professional and profitable websites in a few hours. curious of what this is about? search on youtube for a video called: ––»"V2 wordpress training" «––– and become a WordPress Guru in no time! Reply December 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm thanks matt Reply January 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm Hey Matt, Glad you shaved off the facial hair. Reply April 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm Wow, Matt is an awesome crystal-clear-spoken lecturer. Thank you so much for explaining it very detailed. Reply May 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm An ibm sticker. No school like the old school Reply August 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm remember when you wrote this 4 years ago? Reply August 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm I do. Your point? Reply August 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm nope, no point Reply August 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm Time is running out Reply August 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm I don't get it. Reply August 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm It is mindblowing watching this video right now (considering its already 2013). Seems that Matt still has the same diplomatic way of answering. Cheers! Reply September 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm Always learn great stuff about SEO from Matt. Reply October 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm GREEEEAT video, Matt! But I've got a question: you mention (around min 4:30) that on webmaster tools we can choose between 3w or non-3w versions. I've been looking into it for around 10 minutes now and can't seem to locate where I can actually set that up. Can you help me on this one? o.Ô Thanks! Reply October 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm Found it! Nevermind. Sorry! *-* Reply July 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm Ive created a automated canonical rel, when everything is fine i want to display a messege, Automated canonical by such and such, dus resulting in 404, does this affect the indexing and ranking?…Does anybody know? Reply July 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm I will point to a empty canonical for now, i hope i can display my messege in the future. Reply February 16, 2015 at 2:44 am In writing canonical code <link rel=”canonical” href=”https://www.example.com” /> will there be an effect in SEO if we put it this way <link rel=”canonical” href=”example.com” /> without the http and the www or is should be written with htto and www. Hoping for your response Reply July 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm Duplicate content is an old tactic and thanks for google updates. I beleive they are not using it anymore. But canonical tag is good for the websites who are publishing same content under different listing pages. Reply August 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm Thanks, this was really helpful! Reply September 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm Is this information still relevant to the current Google algorithm and search theory? Reply October 21, 2015 at 5:41 pm dub dub dub… Reply June 7, 2018 at 12:14 am How do i get a hyperlink to preview itself on social media like Facebook? It seems like people do this so easily. Ive used the developer share debugger and its a bit confusing. Also, how do people turn a cdn link into a normal hyperlink. Ive seen example: x.cdn.x1/images#(x)"image" or without the id # sign Is it because the browser will simply open the image? Trying to figure out how to send image thru cdn because i see so many people do it on social media, because it ads a layer of urlsec. Reply September 11, 2019 at 3:20 am Why did Google suggest this to me? Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.