What are Canonical Tags?
Canonical tags are a type of HTML tag used on web pages to help search engines understand which version of a page's content is the main or preferred version.
Sometimes a web page may have multiple versions of the same content, which can cause confusion for search engines when they try to determine which version of the content to show in search results. For example, a website may have a mobile version and a desktop version of a page.
By using a canonical tag, webmasters can indicate to search engines which version of the content is the primary version that should be displayed in search results. This helps ensure that the correct version of the content is shown to users, which can improve the user experience and lead to better search engine rankings.
Can I add Canonical Tags to my Rocketspark website?
What does a Canonical Tag look like?
<link rel=“canonical” href=“https://example.com/sample-page/” />
Here’s what each part of that code means in plain English:
- link rel=“canonical”: The link in this tag is the master (canonical) version of this page.
- href=“https://example.com/sample-page/”: The canonical version can be found at this URL.
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