Management of Canonical Pages for your WordPress Website


OCT | 2016

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The importance’s of SEO for a Website is known for a beginner or an established brand. Among all the SEO enhancing tools, canonicalization seems to face confused look. This is considered as least important area for WordPress users because of lack of understanding. Let’s see what exactly is canonical page and how important is it.

When your website page have similar content that page will acts like a main page. Depends on filter set commodity search result of your eCommerce website may appear several time depends on search. To avoid tagging these pages as duplicate and to make it a part of large faction, it is important and necessary to mark canonical page to where all these pages are linked. Almost all search engines avoid duplicate page from the search results. So marking as a canonical page and giving it instruction that the page is not duplicate one but is a part of the main page.

During setting up the page you have to decide whether you would want your page to be visible through http:// or http://www by changing the settings. If anyone tries to access your duplicate pages WordPress will fix a 301 redirect, which automatically redirected to your canonical site. Your next job is to add your URLs on the Webmaster Tools account. Then select the preferred domain by configuration-settings.

At last you have to download a good SEO plugin which supports canonical links of your website. The most suggested plugin by WordPress Development Company is All in One SEO Plugin. It has lot of supporting features like optimize WordPress blog/site, Google Analytics Support, XML site map support, advanced canonical URL. It will automatically optimize your website titles for Google and generates META tags. This one is very useful for beginners, after installation goes to settings and tick on the canonical URLs checkbox. Here is the end and enjoy enhanced uninterrupted SEO for your WordPress website.