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Using Canonical Tags For Filtered Pages


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#1 Madasia

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:07 PM

Main: If a main product page of an Ecommerce site is Binoculars and they have a page: www.site.com/filtersearch.asp?=Binoculars

Birding: And they have "filtered" pages for additional products like Birding Binoculars: www.site.com/filtersearch.asp?=Binoculars&value=Birding

Do I need to put a canonical tag on the "Birding" page:

<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.site.com/...?=Binoculars"/>

#2 Jill

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:15 AM

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Do I need to put a canonical tag on the "Birding" page


It sounds like (from the limited info here) that it would be a good idea.

I'd also suggest going into your Google Webmaster Tools account and telling Google to ignore the "value" parameter (in the Parameter Handling tab).

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:54 AM

Hi Jill,

I have been looking through web master tools...where can you do that?

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE(DJKay @ Mar 3 2011, 10:54 AM) View Post
I have been looking through web master tools...where can you do that?


Site Configuration > Settings > Parameter Handling

#5 Madasia

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:40 PM

I guess my question is "why" would I put a canonical on the "Birding" page? Conceivably someone could search for "Birding Binoculars" and that would be the best page for it. If I put a canonical on that "birding" page, then I am telling Google that the main page for that is the "Main" binoculars page.

Am I incorrect here?

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:50 PM

Sounds like something I'd have to see in action to comment on, sorry.




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