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I have tried too many method to change Google Search URL

I am the beginner in SEO. I have tried too many method to change Google Search URL, but still cannot show our sub directory in of website domain in Google search result. (Now showing www.example.com, but I want to show www.example.com/categories) I have tried to add the href="http://www.example.com/categories"
rel="canonical"> and http://www.example.com/categories"> , but it still show the www.example.com in Google Sesrch result. Did I do something wrong? or could any Professional can tell me what I should follow to do? Thanks!

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  • Febwed FebWed: I am the beginner in SEO. I have tried too many method to change Google Search URL, but still cannot show our sub directory in of website domain in Google search result. (Now showing , but I want to show ) I have tried to add the href=""
    rel="canonical"> and <meta name="og:url" content=""> , but it still show the in Google Sesrch result. Did I do something wrong? or could any Professional can tell me what I should follow to do? Thanks!
  • Edwin Jonk: I would go the Google Webmaster Tools and fetch as Google [1] under "Crawl". If you click on the status it will bring to the tab "Fetching". This is the output send by the server to Googlebot. In that downloaded HTTP request I would look for "noindex". The noindex can be served as a http header or as a metatag [2].

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