Canonical URL Tag – The Most Important Advancement in SEO Practices Since Sitemaps

The author’s views are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.

The announcement from Yahoo!, Live & Google that they will be supporting a new “canonical url tag” to help webmasters and site owners eliminate self-created duplicate content in the index is, in my opinion, the biggest change to SEO best practices since the emergence of Sitemaps. It’s rare that we cover search engine announcements or “news items” here on SEOmoz, as this blog is devoted more towards tactics than breaking headlines, but this certainly demands attention and requires quick education.

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Author: Mariella Stockmal

Dynamic results driven, E-commerce, Risk, Claims, Chargebacks & Fraud Protection executive.

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