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Step 2.33: Canonical Pages

Step 2.33: Canonical Pages

Basic Concepts | Indexation


Direct Ranking Factor: Critical

A ‘canonical page’ is any page with a self-referential canonical tag, meaning that the canonical tag contains a link that points to the URL of the URL of the page itself.

As mentioned earlier in this guide, canonical issues are primarily dealt with using canonical tags.


Non-Canonical Pages

When a canonical tag refers to another page, it becomes a ‘non-canonical’ page. non-canonical pages can be indexed but are often deindexed or not indexed. This isn’t a direct signal that you do not want the page indexed, but can lead to a page not being indexed.

If you want a page to be indexed, ideally it should be a canonical page, defined by the page’s canonical tag being self-referential.


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