Google: Links From Added URL Parameters, Check The Canonical

Aug 16, 2017 • 8:10 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Sometimes I get to step back and explain a basic SEO topic, this is one of those cases. @aasimmugal asked Google's John Mueller if a link from will count as a link from John responded "use the rel=canonical & other forms of canonicalization if you're worried about that." He added later that technically "it is a separate URL, regardless of how Google considers it."

That is true, all very true.

But hey - look at the source code on - there is an canonical tag at the top of the page that says is really so the link will be from not and not either.

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Pretty simple? 301 redirects to, which means all the signals that point to are being redirected to Which means any links on or will pass also, if they are not nofollowed.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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