Posts Tagged: Duplicate Content

Alternatives to rel="canonical"

Don't use rel="canonical" as a bandaid solution

There has been some recent discussion in the SEO community about whether Google and Bing have different rules for the use of the rel=”canonical” tag. Google has said it is fine to have self-referential canonical tags (ie. the rel=”canonical” tag specifies the same URL as the page you are on), whereas Bing indicates they’d prefer… Read more »

Solving Canonical Problems with WWW

Directions

One of the most common problems I see in websites is the same content being available at both the WWW and non-WWW versions of a domain. I’ve encountered this in nearly every website I’ve done an SEO audit for, and I see it every day when browsing the web. Despite it being so prevalent, it… Read more »

Canonical Tag is Useless

Canonical tag is a must in terms of ‘best practices’ but mostly it’s a way for search engines to put an end to all the duplicate content questions.

Content Tags

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Tag your content. Use tags that are relevant to that content. Don’t stuff your tags with keywords you want to rank for. Again, be relevant, but always think about what people might search for. Don’t use all your tags in every post. Use tags repeatedly across posts when it’s appropriate.