Web Tech Guide

www.blogsmonetize.com feed

Canonical link tag - Search Engine Optimization


Canonical link is used to prevent duplicate content on your site in search engine result page. It will improve your search engine ranking. Normally, your site can be accessed via multiple links. For example,


Even though, all these 4 links point to the same location, but search engine sees it as 4 different webpages. Thus, they will index all 4 different links in the search engine, as a result of duplicate content, search engine may penalize your site.

Having a canonical link tag in the header of your webpage will prevent this problem. The canonical link tag will tell the search engine to index only 1 address that you prefer to index. The structure of this tag as follow

<link rel="canonical" href="your prefer  link  here" />

So, for my homepage, it looks like this

<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.blogsmonetize.com/"  />

How to create a canonical link for Blogger BlogSpot

If your template has the following code, that meant you already have it.

<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>

If you don't have it, all you have to do is to put the above code  in your <head> tag

If you don't want to use above code. You can use the following code. They both do the same. However, the above code gives you more information about your site.

<link rel='canonical' expr:href='data:blog.url'/>

© 11/20/2010 03:28:00 AM www.blogsmonetize.com
Loading related posts...


The Triond Experiment said...

I should try this on my new blog. I hope it works.
--The Triond Experiment

Post a Comment