Canonical

Google Search Bug May Lead To Selecting Unrelated Canonical URLs

Google has announced on Twitter a new bug yesterday, this time with Google possibly selecting unrelated canonical URLs. Google said this can impact breadcrumb trails on mobile which might reflect the unrelated URLs. Google also said “in rare cases, it might prevent proper indexing.” Google said they are fixing this and will update us when …

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Google bug may select unrelated canonical URLs, could impact indexing

Google tweeted Thursday that it may have selected unrelated canonical URLs for some pages and that breadcrumb trails on mobile might show the unrelated URLs. It also said that, in rare instances, this could prevent proper indexing. Here’s the tweet: We’re aware for some pages, there’s an issue where we may have selected an unrelated …

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Google to retire the info: command, adds canonical information to URL Inspection Tool

Google is retiring the info command claiming it “was relatively underused” and that the new URL inspection tool gives users much of that data now anyway. Info command. The info command, used in a syntax such as info:searchengineland.com, would return the canonical URL for a specific URL you entered using that info: syntax. The URL …

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How to discover & suggest Google-selected canonical URLs for your pages

Sometimes a web page can be reached by using more than one URL. In such cases, Google tries to determine the best URL to display in search and to use in other ways. We call this the “canonical URL.” There are ways site owners can help us better determine what should be the canonical URLs …

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Google Search Console to consolidate Search Performance reports to canonical URL

Google announced on the webmaster blog that starting at the end of March 2018, Google will change how the Google Search Console Performance reports count metrics. Instead of using the exact URL, it will transition to using the canonical URL for reporting. Google said “to help unify your data, Search Console will soon begin assigning …

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