Hi there —
We’re a news publisher, and sometimes we republish articles, with permission, from publishing partners. We want to make sure that we’re adding a Canonical tag so Google knows who originally published the story — and doesn’t ding us for duplicate content.
So I followed the process for setting up Canonical tags in the CMS (using a custom version) of the details published in Item #7 in this blog post: https://webflow.com/blog/seo-and-webflow-the-essential-guide
The only problem is that when I test a page (https://www.goodgoodgood.co/articles/sidney-poitier) in this Canonical Link checker (https://seositecheckup.com/analysis) — it tells me that we have duplicate tags.
I don’t see anywhere else that I have canonical tags written into our Schema, so I have to assume this is the Global Canonical Tag URL setting inside of Webflow’s SEO settings? (But please correct me if I’m wrong.)
I’m nervous to just turn that off — because I don’t want Google to get confused about which version of my site to index. (www. vs non-www. — but also… we have like 13 Custom Domains that are connected to Webflow (like goodnewspaper.org) and I want to make sure those also don’t confuse Google.
Do you have advice on how to best proceed?
I’m looking for the ability to tell Google which articles are republished and deserve to point somewhere else for the Canonical… while also telling Google what the canonical is for our site for every single other page/post.
Thank you for your help!
(If it helps, the code for the Canonical Tag is under the “Articles Template” in the “CMS Collection pages”)