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(Entry was posted by Chase Reiner Seo on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 2, 2017).

Canonical for pdf generated from pages

If you have a PDF download of an article that you have on your site and both are indexed. Should on have a canonical pointing to the other?
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  • Alan Bleiweiss: Yeah since it is a PDF, there is no header tag within the doc. Instead you add the canonical to the header through the server, such as in the .htaccess file.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: https://moz.com/blog/how-to-advanced-relcanonical-http-headers
  • Michael Martinez: It`s optional. Google suggests you wrap the document in HTTP headers if you can do that but doesn`t require that you do. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en

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