Canonical URL Tag Usage advice please

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Canonical URL Tag Usage advice please

Post by seaside man » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi, i am using joomla 1.5 and i am trying to get my head around the canonical url issue, can anyone please explain how to use it and how to solve the problem below and how to stop duplicate content

on this page in semoz, it says

http://www.in2town.co.uk/Gastric-Band-Hypnotherapy

Canonical URL Tag Usage

Moderate fix

Number of Canonical tags
0
Explanation
Although the canonical URL tag is generally thought of as a way to solve duplicate content problems, it can be extremely wise to use it on every (unique) page of a site to help prevent any query strings, session IDs, scraped versions, licensing deals or future developments to potentially create a secondary version and pull link juice or other metrics away from the original. We believe the canonical URL tag is a best practice to help prevent future problems, even if nothing is specifically duplicate/problematic today.
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Add a canonical URL tag referencing this URL to the header of the page.
In2town Magazine is a popular magazine covering celebrity gossip, travel news, lifestyle news, gadget news and so much more. visit http://www.in2town.co.uk

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Re: Canonical URL Tag Usage advice please

Post by ahmad » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:43 am

Sadly supporting canonical URLs in Joomla naively is a challenging task. Check this out, it requires SH404SEF though


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