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  • Writer's pictureBrent Payne

Multiple Canonical Tags: A Critical SEO Consideration

Issue Identified: The webpage contains several canonical tags, potentially causing indexing confusion.


Why This Matters: Multiple canonical tags can send conflicting signals to search engines, undermining SEO efforts. A single, accurate canonical tag is essential for clear communication with search engines about the preferred version of a page.

Optimization Check: The check identifies pages with more than one canonical tag, highlighting the need for consistent and singular canonicalization.


Trigger Examples:

- Multiple canonical tags within the HTML.

- Canonical tags appearing in both HTML and HTTP header.


Resolution Approach: Streamline to a single canonical tag per page to ensure clear and unambiguous search engine directives.


Further Reading:

- [Exploring Canonical Tag Best Practices](https://sitebulb.com/hints/indexability/multiple-canonical-tags/)

- [Canonical Tags: Implementation Guidelines](https://sitebulb.com/hints/indexability/multiple-canonical-tags/)

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