23 Jul '18, 11am

Google: Having Rel Canonical Doesn't Guarantee Google Picks Up That Page As Canonical

Google: Having Rel Canonical Doesn't Guarantee Google Picks Up That Page As Canonical

Back to the advice of providing clear and consistent signals to Google - Google's John Mueller had to tell someone on Twitter that Google won't always recognize rel=canonical as the ultimate decision on which pages should be the canonical page. There can be other signals that confuse Google and lead to Google making a different decision. Google's John Mueller said "we use multiple factors when determining the canonical for a page, a rel=canonical isn't a guarantee, so ultimately that can happen." Then he pointed out a confusing signal he saw: He said "rel=canonical to the first page + rel next/prev are a bit conflicting, either it's the same as the first page, or they're paginated series." We use multiple factors when determining the canonical for a page, a rel=canonical isn't a guarantee, so ultimately that can happen. Also, rel=canonical to the first page + rel next/prev...

Full article: https://www.seroundtable.com/rel-canonical-guarantee-2608...

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