How To Change the Canonical URL

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7 months 3 weeks ago #85227 by Geoffrey
Hello HWD Media Share Support,

I am trying to clean up the URLs on a website and I am noticing that there are two duplicate URLs for each video. I understand from reading other forum posts that the "category_ID" is needed for functionality. I am OK with that, but would liek to make sure that the Canonical tag is in place correctly for best SEO.

I've noticed that the canonical URL is set the the URL that has the categoy ID in it. (See example below)


URL without the canonical tag: " www.startrekgames.net/star-trek-starflee...on-1-target-practice "

URL with the canonical tag: " www.startrekgames.net/star-trek-starflee...ctice?category_id=11 "

My questions are

1) Why is HWD Media Share canonicalizing the "category_ID" URL? Is there a benefit to canonicalizing the URL with the "category ID" in it?

2) Is it possible to have the URLs that don't have the "category_ID" to have the canonical tag?


Thank you for your help!

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