What is the Canonical url tags and what is te use of these tags in SEO?

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  1. milina788

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    Hi guys,
    I have heard so many times about the canonical tags in SEO, but can you tell me what is the exactly use of these tags and how it can be helpful in SEO practice?

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  2. b2b.expert

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    This newly supported tag allows webmasters to tell the search engines that a duplicate page is occuring and specifies which is the "true" page. Google has mentioned that the URL Canonical Tag is handled the same way as 301 redirects, making this a very SEO friendly method to convserve your PageRank and avoid duplicate content.

    <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.domain.com/page.php" />

    This code must be placed between the <head></head> tags.
     

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