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    Does Google considers the direct traffic on the pages with rel canonical tags?


    Hi community,

    Let's say there is a duplicate page (A) pointing to original page (B) using rel canonical tag. Pagerank will be passed from Page A to B as the content is very similar and Google honours it hopefully. I wonder how Google treats the direct traffic on the duplicate Page A. We know that direct traffic is also an important ranking factor (correct me if I'm wrong). If the direct traffic is high on the duplicate page A, then how Google considers it? Will there be any score given to original page B?

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    Originally Posted by satish.seo
    We know that direct traffic is also an important ranking factor (correct me if I'm wrong).
    Consider yourself corrected.

    But let me add some stipulations.

    There is some correlation between the two, but it is not a direct ranking signal. Sites with higher direct traffic do seem to have a higher ranking, and is due to other factors.

    Here are two examples to explain it ...

    The more folks visiting your site means more chances for someone to actually link back to your site.

    People referring your site via social media channels to others.
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