[wp-hackers] Canonical & Best Practices for Paged Comment

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Feb 19 03:04:56 GMT 2009

> On Feb 18, 2009, at 9:33 AM, Stephen Rider <wp- 
> hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 17, 2009, at 11:29 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
>>>> So your comments would still be indexed.
>>> I think you may be wrong on this. I think that it is likely that  
>>> google will request the canonical URL and index that one.  If not,  
>>> then I can see how rel="canonical" could become a haven for  
>>> spammers.  Imagine someone specifying that their root is the  
>>> canonical for thousands of pages...
>> "indexed" != "counted toward pagerank"

On Feb 18, 2009, at 10:37 AM, mikeschinkel at newclarity.net wrote:

> Of course, but are you sure that is the case here?

No, but unless someone on this list a) works for Google, and b) is  
giving away corporate secrets, nobody else does either.

It just seemed that some people were conflating the two.


Stephen Rider

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