Canonicalization: Is It a Google Ranking Factor?
Canonicalization is confirmed to have a connection with search rankings, but is it a ranking factor? Find out here.
How to Fix Canonical Warnings in Google Search Console
Learn how to fix some of the most common warnings about canonicals in Google Search Console and improve the appearance of your site in search results.
Common warnings include:
Submitted URL not selected as canonical
Indexed; consider marking as canonical
Alternate page with proper canonical tag
Duplicate page without canonical tag
Google chose different canonical than user
For a full explaination of each of these issues, and recommendations for resolving them, be sure to also check out our A Beginner’s Guide to Fixing Errors in the New Google Search Console: https://pepperlandmarketing.com/blog/google-search-console-errors/
Canonicalization: SEO Mythbusting
In this episode of SEO Mythbusting season 2, Martin Splitt (Developer Advocate, Google) and Rachel Costello (Technical SEO Consultant, Builtvisible, at the time of recording Technical SEO & Content Manager, DeepCrawl) discuss the most common SEO questions and myths around canonicalization.
Specific timestamped topics discussed in this episode:
Canonicalization is not a topical grouping (0:00)
The most common canonicalization myths (1:29)
Is canonicalization a directive or a signal for Google Search? (2:01)
Should canonicalization be used as a redirect? (3:08)
What are the actual factors for duplication and deduplication? (4:25)
Site’s preference for the canonical URL vs user’s preference (7:33)
Canonicalization vs unique content on pages with a canonical tag (08:59)
Documentation mentioned in this episode:
Learn more about canonicalization → https://goo.gle/2DX7OjI
Canonical URLS: How does Google pick the one? (video) → https://youtu.be/8j_hxBw5B4E
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#WhiteboardFriday: Core Web Vitals: The Next Official Google Ranking Factor
There’s a new ranking factor in town: Core Web Vitals. Expected in 2021, this Google-announced algorithm change has a few details you should be aware of. Cyrus Shepard dives in this week on Whiteboard Friday. Read more here: http://mz.cm/38kmOF6
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9 Google Ranking Factors (That Actually Matter in 2023)
What are the most important Google ranking factors when trying to drive SEO results?
In this video, I’ll show you 9 of the most critical factors you need to optimize for.
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