Are There Any Benefits Of Making A Canonical Of A Niche Down Content Instead Of Those That Are In Broad Topics?

By April

In episode 231 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if there are any benefits of making a canonical of a niche down content instead of those that are in broad topics.

The exact question was:

Are there any benefits to making a small blog post-canonical over to the same content on a much broader topic page with the jump link to that section being the link in the canonical tag?

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Does A Canonical URL Pointing To Itself Make It Appear As A Non-Duplicate Page?

By April

 

In the 228th episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if a canonical URL pointing to itself make it appear as a non-duplicate page.

The exact question was:

Does having a canonical url pointing to itself make it appear non-duplicate page? A site I am observing has 500 plus pages. All 500 are the exact same 300 word page, with the change in suburb. When I run a siteliner check, only a very small percentage of duplicate content appears. Most of the pages are skipped due to canonical url that points to itself. As a result I am guessing that the site doesn't appear as spam at all. It is also ranking number 1 for a ton of keywords. I can't seem to make the canonical tag work through Yoast seo. Any recommendations? Thanks a lot for replying to all these questions. I really appreciate it.

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