How to Enable Canonical Meta Tag in Magento 2

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Learn how to enable Canonical Meta Tag in Magento 2 by following this topic. The canonical meta tag is very important meta tag in SEO and using the canonical meta tag can improve your site ranking and concentrate pageviews. It helps a lot solving duplicate content problems when there are multiple URLs have identical or very similar content so that the search engines can index exactly your preferred URL.

Follow the simple guide here to enable canonical meta tag:

  • On the Admin panel, click Stores. In the Settings section, select Configuration.
  • Select Catalog under Catalog in the panel on the left
  • Open the Search Engine Optimizations section, and continue with following:

How to Enable Canonical Meta Tag

Look at 2 last fields:

  • If you want search engines to index only pages that have a full category path, do the following:

    • In the Use Canonical Link Meta Tag for Categories field, select Yes
    • In the Use Canonical Link Meta Tag for Products field, select No
  • If you want search engines to index only product pages, do the following:

    • In the Use Canonical Link Meta Tag for Categories field, select No
    • In the Use Canonical Link Meta Tag for Products field, select Yes
  • If you want search engines to index both Catelogories and Products, do the following:

    • In the Use Canonical Link Meta Tag for Categories field, select Yes
    • In the Use Canonical Link Meta Tag for Products field, select Yes
  • When complete, click Save Config.

Ref: Magento 2 User Guide

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