Why canonical tag and why is it important
A canonical tag is a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page. Using the canonical tag prevents problems caused by identical or “duplicate” content appearing on multiple URLs.
Though OpenCart has in-built canonical tags, however these canonical links are not 100% as per the standards of SEO. It is evident that lot of opencart users are facing the issue of duplicate pages, duplicate title, duplicate meta-description in their google search console. This affects the website SEO and eventually page rank drops. Using this extension it is proven the issue is fixed and the issue of duplicates drops down to zero or near zero in search console.
This extension adds canonical tags to the following OpenCart pages
- Product Pages
- Category Pages
- Manufacturer / Brand Pages
- Information Pages
- Contact Page
- Search Pages
- Compare Page
- Special Pages