Canonicalization

In computer science, canonicalization (abbreviated c14n, where 14 represents the number of letters between the C and the N; also sometimes standardization or normalization) is a process for converting data that has more than one possible representation into a "standard", "normal", or canonical form. This can be done to compare different representations for equivalence, to count the number of distinct data structures, to improve the efficiency of various algorithms by eliminating repeated calculations, or to make it possible to impose a meaningful sorting order.
Posts about Canonicalization
    • How TO NOT Screw up Your Canonical Tags

      The incorrect application of canonical tags might be ruining your past and current SEO efforts. This is because the use of canonical tags is a widely known advanced SEO technique/strategy for dealing with duplicate content or a page that is accessible through multiple URLs. So, if you do not know how to properly use a canonical tag, then you are definitely putting your SEO in danger.

      SEO Hacker Blogin How To's- 26 readers -
  • Migration Checklist For Search Engine Optimization

    … engine visibility will not be affected. A case study from Built Visible’s Richard Baxter shows the effort that needed when going through a site migration. From my past experience, I have learned that providing a bulk of information and action items, without assigning any priority, can have a significant negative impact on the project…

    Silverback Strategiesin SEO- 22 readers -
  • Your Guide to 301 Redirects for SEO

    … be set up to display different content. Now for the bad news. When it comes to domains, Google practices what’s called canonicalization, the process of selecting a "preferred domain" URL that best represents the site. If the site owner doesn’t choose one, Google will decide which URL to index. If Google picks http://example.com but all your links…

    Jayson Demers/ Search Engine Watchin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • 3 Technical SEO Wins for Brand New Clients

    In most parts of the United States, cooler, autumn weather is upon us. For many in the online marketing world, it’s a time to reflect on the past nine months of work and start thinking about your 2015 to-do list. One of the must items on this list is to perform an annual website audit, especially for new clients because — as many online marketing agencies know — you often in ...

    Nicolette Beard/ Raven Blog- 10 readers -
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