30 Dec '12, 11am

Canonicalising To A 301? #seo #seomoz

Posted by RocketZando about 4 hours ago in Technical SEO Issues | Viewed 78 times Hi there, We currently make use of a 301 rule to always return the trailing slash version of any URL on the site. Recently, it seems that the canonical tag was implemented incorrectly. Here's an example: http://www.zando.co.za/women/shoes is redirected to http://www.zando.co.za/women/shoes/ (trailing slash) However, our canonical tags, across the site, are going to the non-slash version, as follows: <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.zando.co.za/women/shoes" /> I'm right in saying this really damaging? Also, if I instruct the Dev team to implement a site-wide fix by adding the trailing slash in all cases, can I expect any weird side affects on my current rankings/indexation? If so, I can only imagine it being a short-term thing as Google re-aligns it's index of our site? I treat canonical...

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