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Canonical URLs for Content Items

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When creating a content item in Soapbox Engage, administrators have the ability to add a variety of metadata information that helps search engines properly understand what the content item is and who it’s useful for. Thanks to a recent update, administrators can now assign canonical URLs to content items.

What is a canonical URL? A canonical URL is a solution for duplicate content. Duplicate content can occur when you have a post that is attached to two categories and exists under two URLs.

For example …

https://www.example.com/blog/1-post

https://www.example.com/blog/1

A canonical URL points search engines to the URL you want to show up in search results. Soapbox Engage Administrators can create their own canonical URL or one can automatically be created. This can help you to simplify tracking metrics and avoid wasting crawl time on duplicate pages.

Highlights

  1. Allows administrators to automatically generate or manually assign a canonical URL to a content item.

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