Ability to edit canonical tag on all COS pages

It would be nice to be able to edit a canonical on blog pages. We have urls with and without capitals and fear that Google is seeing this as duplicate content. Hubspot supports canonicals but we need to be able to edit them.

 
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Jim_B2BML
Regular Contributor

Two other benefits for this:

 

If we have 2 copies of a page on a site (not best practice, but there are sometimes reasons for this) we can set both canonical tags to only point at the "original". 

 

If we want to host content that is originally from another domain, we need to be able to edit the canonical tag to point the original source of the content.

 

Being able to edit canonical tags in this way is essential for us to prevent duplicate content impacting SEO performance. HubSpot's automatically generated canonical tags help for the majority of cases, but not being able to edit them for certain occasions like the above is limiting our options. At the very least we should be able to switch them off on a per-page basis so the canonicals can be coded in manually. 

dcaiazza
New Member

We are also runnning into this issue where we've syndicated some content from other sources and want to make sure we preserve the original source.  Has anyone made any progress here?

 

jakebellacera
New Contributor

+1

 

I propose HubSpot adds an "Advanced Settings" section, which allows us to edit this metadata for SEO purposes.

 

The <head> tag editor helps, but comes after the standand_header_includes, which means we cannot overwrite anything inside.

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updated to: In Planning
 
Finsterelli
New Contributor

Having the ability to edit tags in the header would make life much easier.

Currently, the inability to manage/edit canonical and href lang tags adequately prevents me from recommending hubspot to my clients. 
This needs to be addressed if hubspot want to be a website/marketing platform leader.

Jim_B2BML
Regular Contributor

We discovered another issue related to this today. When enabling AMP on pages in HubSpot, the canonical tag for the AMP page is automatically set to point at itself, rather than the non-AMP original.

 

This does not follow Google's recommended guidelines available here: https://www.ampproject.org/docs/guides/discovery

jakebellacera
New Contributor

@Jim_B2BML good catch, though that may be better suited in its own thread, as it should be handled automatically, no?

Jim_B2BML
Regular Contributor

@jakebellacera Thanks. I included it here as I think the issue caused by the same limitation - HubSpot automatically points a page's canonical tag at that page, with no option to edit to point somewhere else. However, I'm still quite new to AMP so if there's something I'm overlooking or if HubSpot handles it differently to Google guide I linked to then let me know!

tomwitt99
New Member

I have inadvertently duplicated a lot of blog content recycycling posts from an old "archive" blog that was migrated to HS into the current one. Now I really need this feature because both the old and the new versions are indexed by google. 

Thanks

Thomas

gorand
Occasional Contributor

I am shocked that HubSpot does not have ability to set custom canonical link on blog posts or landing pages.

 

This is a basic SEO requirement. HubSpot cannot be called a SEO-friendly tool if it does not have such feature.

 

Please mark this request as critical and provide estimated date of implementation.