Canonical Tag Generator
What are canonical tags?
Canonical tags, also known as “rel=canonical”, are a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page. They are used to prevent problems caused by identical or “duplicate” content appearing on multiple URLs. Essentially, the canonical tag tells search engines which version of a URL you want to appear in search results.
For example, if you have a product that is listed under multiple categories on your website and hence has different URLs, you can use the canonical tag to point to one main URL. This way, search engines understand that all these pages with different URLs are actually the same, reducing the risk of duplicate content issues.
How to use canonical tags in your website
To use a canonical tag, simply add a link element with the attribute ‘rel=”canonical”‘ to the head section of the HTML of the duplicate page. The ‘href’ attribute should contain the URL of the original or primary page. Here is an example:
Remember to replace the URL in the ‘href’ attribute with the URL of your original content. This tells search engines that the page at this URL is the master or canonical version that should appear in search results.