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#1 dsutton

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:28 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I've build a shopify store, and now that i'm concentrating more on SEO, I've run into an issue that I don't understand how to best manage.

 

Many of my products are included in multiple categories. This means that there are essentially duplicate links to the products. For example:

 

/products/lakers-t-shirt

/collections/mens-t-shirts/nba-shirts/lakers/lakers-t-shirt

/collections/nba/teams/lakers/lakers-t-shirt

 

These links all point to the same product. The first link is the master link for the product. 

 

While I could use rel=canonical to prioritize the first link, i also worry about losing out on the keyword-rich 2nd and 3rd URLs. 

 

Questions: 

1. Are my "duplicate" links really hurting my SEO efforts?

2. Should I employ the rel=canonical tag to specify my master links for each product (I can specify any of my category links as the master link if i desire)?

 

Thanks for any insight. I hope i"m understanding this correctly.



#2 Jill

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

 

 

1. Are my "duplicate" links really hurting my SEO efforts?
 

 

 

 

Absolutely. 

 


2. Should I employ the rel=canonical tag to specify my master links for each product (I can specify any of my category links as the master link if i desire)?

 

 

Without a doubt. 



#3 dsutton

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:40 AM

Thanks Jill. Appreciate the feedback and confidence in your response. :)

 

I will make the changes asap.


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