Adding A Canonical Link

Hello…this is a brief tutorial on how to add a “canonical link” to the source of a blog post whose content consists of an off-site blog post. This is important because search engines will not list duplicate content. If you add a canonical link to every copy except the original blog post, you keep search engines happy with all the sites involved.

You know what’s really great about demonstrations? They help you understand how to do things by showing you, instead of ranting endlessly about theory.

If you look below the box where these words appear, you will see the word “Canonical” above the words “Canonical link for this page” which are to the left of the address “; <—that is the canonical link. It is not enough to simply type:

The real deal is located here.

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. Formerly a para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer on Upwork. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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