URL Canonicalisation: How to Diagnose & Rectify Errors


A couple of months back, I provided some advice for an article on TheNextWeb entitled ‘How to Improve Your Site’s SEO’, which focused on providing tips for small businesses. One of the tips I provided here was for individuals to check and ensure that their domain resolves at the correct URL, something that us SEOs refer to as canonicalisation.

In this article I also stated that should anyone be having issues with canonicalisation errors then they could get in contact with me. Many did, and therefore this post will:

  1. Explain what canonicalisation is
  2. Identify the (adverse) implications for search
  3. How to uncover these problems
  4. And if you are having these problems, how you can fix them

Let’s get started…

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