Duplicate content got you down? Well the major search engines of the world have come together to help alleviate these fears with a new canonical tag. If your site has the same content on multiple URLs, by simply adding this new tag in the head section of the duplicate pages, a webmaster is now able to tell the engine which page should be considered the authority and not run the risk of the dreaded duplicate content filter. All three major engines (Google, Yahoo and MSN) came together to recognize this tag in an attempt to serve better search results. It should be noted that “link juice” is not passed with this method.
All three engine made official posts on their blog last week and can be found below: