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    Without slash URLs not redirected with slash URLs; but canonicalised: Any harm?


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    Our website pages without slash are not redirecting to with slash and vice-versa. Both the versions are returning 200 response code. Both the versions are pointed to with slash URLs with rel-canonical tags. Is this right setup? Or we need to redirect one another to slash or without slash versions?

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    You should resolve the issue so that later you don't compound errors on the site. This may lead to long redirect chains in the future is what I am getting at. That is another issue to be wary of.

    But as long as both versions of the page resolve to the same canonical url, you shouldn't have any SEO issues with the flow of link juice thru the site.
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    It would also make sense to make a 301 redirect rule so that the canonical one redirects to the appropriate page.
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    Our website pages without slash are not redirecting to with slash and vice-versa. Both the versions are returning 200 response code. Both the versions are pointed to with slash URLs with rel-canonical tags. Is this right setup? Or we need to redirect one another to slash or without slash versions?
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    Our website pages without slash are not redirecting to with slash and vice-versa. Both the versions are returning 200 response code. Both the versions are pointed to with slash URLs with rel-canonical tags. Is this right setup? Or we need to redirect one another to slash or without slash versions?
    You will need to do both, redirect to the one you want and use the canonical to the same one, in your case the one with the slash

    * Someone might link to you without the slash and the 301 will give you all the SEO juice

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