Google Uses These Signals For Canonicalization

Aug 21, 2020 - 7:31 am 0 by

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Canonicalization is when Google tries to combine any URLs together as one when it thinks there might be duplicate URLs. How Google does that can depend on a lot of different signals. John Mueller of Google listed some of the signals Google uses for canonicalization.

John posted on Twitter the following list of signals Google uses for canonicalization:

  • Redirects
  • Internal
  • External links
  • Sitemaps
  • hreflang
  • Canonicals tags
  • cleaner URLs or shorter URLs
  • and more...

Here is John's tweet:

Anything missing?

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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