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(Entry was posted by Jobin John on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 12, 2018).

Does using the Cross Domain Rel=Canonical boost ranking?

Does using the Cross Domain Rel=Canonical boost ranking? Say I own site X and sites A, B & C use Rel=canonical pointing to X, does this help X to grow its ranking for that particular web page/related keyword?

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  • Alan Bleiweiss: How would it boost rankings? Canonical tags don`t transfer any ranking strength - they just guide Google in the indexing decision.
  • Jobin John: I was planning to reach out to authors and purchase or rent their web page content and put the cross-domain rel=canonical on their web page and point it back to mine. Read an article about this method and it pointed out the probability of boosting rankings. Had my doubts so thought would ask,
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Okay so let me see if I understand this. You plan on placing a copy on your site, while leaving the original on their site, and where theirs will be live and yours will be live. If that`s correct as to your vision, then the cross-canonical is useful t...Lihat Lainnya
  • Alan Bleiweiss: If yours is the one that becomes indexed, it has potential to eventually rank, however that will only happen through your own internal SEO and links pointing to your site.
  • Jobin John: Alan Bleiweiss Yes, this is the exact vision, and you cleared my doubt with the statement Google could ignore the canonical and still keep theirs indexed, which makes this method a total waste of time and money. Thank you Alan.

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