What will be the effect for rel="canonical"

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  1. apexis

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    If I added rel="canonical" then what google will do. What effect will made. Can I use it instead of redirection
     
  2. raksha

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    Hi,

    To avoid duplicate content,canonization is used.If you have multiple urls with same content and you want to tell the Google which is the right content to be crawled,then rel="canonical" is added.

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  3. smartkathy

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    Hi Apexis,

    I could not explain description about this. But you can get depth information by this Google's official blog:
    googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2009/02/specify-your-canonical.html
     
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    rel="canonical" will help you out for solving duplication issue in Google. If you have page like www.yourwebsite.com and also its open if some one type http://yourwebsite.com (without www) then it will create duplication issue in Google so if you add rel="canonical" tag any of one page then Google crawler give the priority to that page which you mention in rel="canonical" tag and duplication issue will not create
     
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    Hi,

    A "rel=canonical" tags using for duplicate content for site have several pages listing the same set of products. for example one page might display products sorted in alphabetical order , while other pages display the same product listed by price or by rating.

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  6. cesspadilla

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    It's telling the bots that this page is a copy of another page. I still prefer redirection although when there are cases that needs the page that have the same content use the canonical tag.
     
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