Missing Canonical tag

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Missing Canonical tag

Post by komir » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi, Have one question. I trying some SEO tools and one of them give me error
"Missing Canonical tag"
What will be Canonical tag?
How can I edit Canonical tag in joomla

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Re: Missing Canonical tag

Post by somkenwong » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:04 pm

As you are probably aware, in early history of Christianity there were hundreds of gospels and each sect had its own set of gospels. When Christianity became the official religion there was a need to standardize on the set of gospels that agreed with the doctrines enunciated by the Church in the capital of Roman Empire. This became the Canon.

The same way your site may be reached on a very basic way with www or without www and Google will count both of them as separate pages so you need to specify if you want www.site.com or site.com as canonical version of your page so Google only sees this version. At deeper level of sites there may be different URLs of the same content and you want Google to see only one version otherwise you might duplicate content penalty. I believe Joomla 3.0 does have canonical links but an issue with it is that it displays current URL as the canonical one.

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Re: Missing Canonical tag

Post by Gretish » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:52 am

Canonicalization is the process of selecting a URL when you have multiple choices and this issue occur mostly for home pages, For ex most website's home page have all of the following url's:

www. example. com
example. com/
www. example. com/index.php
example. com/home.asp
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Re: Missing Canonical tag

Post by the apprentice » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:55 pm

Gretish wrote:Canonicalization is the process of selecting a URL when you have multiple choices and this issue occur mostly for home pages
So how should we, in Joomla, fix this?

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Re: Missing Canonical tag

Post by sudo-web » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:13 pm

For normal Joomla Content there must be some human interaction that decide what page should linked to what other page as canonical.

You can install a SEO extension that can handle this.
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... -metadata/
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