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#1 rickny

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

Developing a new site where URLs are intentionally kept as short as possible (e.g. site.com/123). Would there be a downside to telling Google that the canonical URL for each page is site.com/123-page-specific-keyword even though the shorter number-only URLs are used everywhere?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

Yes, that would be really silly and unhelpful. Choose one way or the other.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

As I understood it and use them, canonical is so any pages that have a mutitude of potential query string parameters and so seens a separate urls are seen as just one to Google -> the canonical name.

That is correct isn't it Jill?

Edited by 1dmf, 19 April 2012 - 08:47 AM.


#4 Jill

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

That's the main usage, yes, 1dmf.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

wow - i'm doing something right for once :dance:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

wow - i'm doing something right for once :dance:


Man! It had to happen some point, according to the law of averages :shades: :D
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