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Hot on the heels of the announcement by Google and Live of a new tag attribute for links, Joost De Valk creates plugins to support this for Wordpress, Magento and Drupal.
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from johnppchero 1890 Days ago #
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Awesome!

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from Catfish 1890 Days ago #
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you rock again joost

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from DianeV 1890 Days ago #
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Yeah, I guess it’s good. But once again, we have search engines rather than the W3.org issuing their own tags. I spun it because it’s news (at least, to me) but ... isn’t this something you’d do with a 301 anyway?

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from jdevalk 1890 Days ago #
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DianeV this works very well for things like campaign tagging in Google Analytics, stuff that you can’t do with 301’s. IF you can solve it with 301’s, you should, but that often causes other issues.

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from richardbaxterseo 1890 Days ago #
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@jdevalk - totally. this tag attribute is by no means a replacement for good old solid site architecture and decent canonical url handling. Amazing work on getting the plugin out so fast though!

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from richardbaxterseo 1890 Days ago #
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@DianeV Yeah - that’s 3 now, right? robots="nocontent", rel="nofollow" and rel="canonical".

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from chasers 1890 Days ago #
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I think they’re trying to give webmasters an, on the surface of it, easy answer to a question that’s not so easy to solve in most cases. Google has tried to explain to people how they handle duplicate content and the things they need to do to prevent it, but people still pound them with questions. Now they can simply say ... use the canonical tag. This is definitely a ’best practice’ now, but it’s not the end-all be-all of duplicate content, which a lot of people are making it out to be.  Awesome work @jdevalk and thanks for the great plugin once again.

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from WebDirectory 1888 Days ago #
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It would be nice if this could be used to prevent https pages from being indexed as well.  That issue needs to be addressed, especially with some cms providers/hosters not allowing root access to the server.  Regardless, anything that helps give more control to the webmaster is a plus.

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from jdevalk 1888 Days ago #
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WebDirectory: you CAN use this tag to set the http:// variant to be canonical!

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