Google Explains How It Chooses Canonical Webpages

April 06, 2024

Gary explains:“Google determines if the page is a duplicate of another already known page and which version should be kept in the index, the canonical version. He continued:“For the most part, only canonical pages appear in Search results. Illyes explains what “signals” are:“Then it compares a handful of signals it has already calculated for each page to select a canonical version. Some duplicate pages can serve as alternate versions Alternate versions of webpages can still rank and are useful for Google (and the publisher) for ranking purposes. Watch the Search Central Episode about indexing:How Google Search indexes pagesFeatured image from Google video/altered by author

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