If you get a warning that the canonical link is broken, what you need to do is pretty simple. In general, the
rel = "canonical" warning indicates that the canonical link on your website cannot redirect your browser anywhere. A broken link means that search engines are not crawling your site correctly. This is why the indexing process is damaged, and some advertising projects you plan for your site may cause budget loss.
- When you get a warning that the canonical link is broken, try going to the source URL.
- The source URL might have been deleted.
- Various changes may have been made to this URL.
- Various updates on the system your website is connected to may have caused the links to be broken.
- The page linked to the source URL may have been deleted, cannot be found or read.
How to pass the broken canonical links audit?
The error presented as HTTP status code is usually named as 404. This error indicates that the linked page was not found. To solve this problem, consider the things below:
- Noindex robots meta tag should not be included in the
rel = canonicalcode.
- Make sure you want the
rel = canonicalURL to be indexed in the search results. If the URL of the base page is shown, this could be the cause of the error.
- Add the link
rel = canonicalto the HTTP header of that page. You can also add it to the
- Define a
rel = canonicallink for a single target page. When you redirect the relevant link to more than one page, all links are ignored.
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