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    Unhappy Canonicalization


    hi,
    I have a website which is considered duplicate contents by google. actully there are more than 200 posts copied exactlly from wikipedia and caused my website to rank low.
    I read several articles and find out I must use rel="canonical" but I dont know how and where to use it.
    this is what google says :
    Add a <link> element with the attribute rel="canonical" to the <head> section of these pages:
    <link rel="canonical" href="https://blog.example.com/dresses/green-dresses-are-awesome" />
    where should i put the links?
    should I link to wikipedia ?
    I am using wordpress .

    and one more question, my robots.txt is :
    User-agent: *
    Disallow:

    sitemap links also included in robots.text

    but I have a couple of my pages blocked.

    could anyone help me to solve these issues ?

    thanks in advance
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    You should add to the <head> section of each page (on a per-page basis), with a link to the page where the original content is found.

    If you are a wordpress publisher rather than a coder, the best way to do this is by adding a plug-in like this one, which allows you to set a canonical url for each page/post.
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