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How to add global canonical? (5 posts)

  1. Gemini23
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I have decided to 'move/copy' my current WordPress content to a new domain and would like to add a canonical from the old to the new.
    The post number and the url will be the same AFTER the domain name and different folder names...

    is there a way that a global canonical can be added to inform search engines that the new content is the canonical version....

    should this canonical meta be added to the old and the new domains?
    I know how to add a meta canonical to a 'normal' web page just not sure how to do this on a global WordPress site...

  2. liton1980
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    If you want to completely move your old domain to the new one, why don't you use 301 redirect which is search engine friendly and passes all the value of your current domain to the new one. You can read about this redirection, in Google support pages here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en‎

  3. Gemini23
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks Download... the problem is that the 'old' domain has a backlink penalty and I don't wish to pass that with 301s...

  4. liton1980
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    So you should add canonical to all pages of your old domain but i don't know a plugin that adds this rel to all pages of a wordpress website. Maybe you can find something over there: http://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/canonical

  5. Gemini23
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

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