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Feb 27th, 2013, 07:06 PM
301 Redirect & Canonical
I would really be grateful if someone could clear my mind on the below canonical and 301 redirect.
I am looking at a website homepage coding it's canonical tag has a different URL : <link rel="canonical" href="/another-page-url" /> inserted in the canonical tag section.
Now if you copy and paste this URL : Example Domain into the browser it 301 redirects to the main page : Example Domain.
Should I change the canonical tag to : <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/" /> ?
Mar 1st, 2013, 05:46 AM
Any one ....................
Mar 1st, 2013, 06:15 AM
I'm not sure I understand your question.
However, redirect 301 tells to visitor (browser) that requested page is no longer exist and redirects to another page that take place to the removed one. Canonical tells to search engines they land on a page that is similar in content with the page indicated in rel=canonical.
Now, if your another-page redirects to domain and the domain home page has a canonical ref to another-page, you've obtained some kind of nonsense loop. Google sees this: another-page is missing and its information can be found at index, but information from index is content duplicated with another-page.
I don't know what you've trying to do, but I suggest remove canonical tag.
English is not my native language, but I hope you understand my explanation.
Mar 3rd, 2013, 06:11 PM
Thanks for making it clear Claul , I will change the canonical tag to the main page then .
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