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.

 
HubSpot updates
Ability to edit canonical tag on all COS pagesHubSpot Product Team
changed to: In Planning
04-27-2017

Ability to edit canonical tag on all COS pagesHubSpot Product Team
changed to: Delivered
01-08-2018

I am thrilled to announce that editable canonical URLs are now live! Please see this page for more details: https://www.hubspot.com/product-updates/edit-the-canonical-url-of-a-page.

Ability to edit canonical tag on all COS pagesHubSpot Product Team
changed to: Delivered
01-08-2018

Thanks for all of the feedback around this issue, this is now live. Details: https://www.hubspot.com/product-updates/edit-the-canonical-url-of-a-page

Ability to edit canonical tag on all COS pagesHubSpot Product Team
01-12-2018

@SeanHenri thanks for bringing up that concern about the change in default behavior! Given that search engines have gotten really good at attributing canonical content, we felt setting the default as blank was the most appropriate. That way, in the event the search engine was wrong you would have canonical tags as a solution. Had we defaulted to self-canonicalize and the search engines had it wrong, the problem would be much harder to troubleshoot.

Ability to edit canonical tag on all COS pagesHubSpot Product Team
03-01-2018

Hey All,

Thanks for your feedback on this thread. Based off of your feedback and varying needs of our diverse customer set, we changed a few things that are now live for everyone.

 

First, HubSpot will automatically set self-referencing page and blog post canonical URLs by default, like we did before. These URLs will remain editable on a per page/post basis. Any URLs you have customized to this point will NOT be impacted by this change.

 

Second,  we've changed the default behavior for blog listing pages. HubSpot will not set a canonical URL by default for all blog listings pages.

 

Third, we added a feature in Content Settings that allows you to change the default behavior I just described. Check out the full details on the release here. https://www.hubspot.com/product-updates/edit-the-canonical-url-of-a-page

37 Replies
IvanSifuentes
New Contributor

The blog listing seems to automatically generate a canonical link, this is not editable because is part of the Head.

The canonical URL itself becomes incorrect for paginated listings.

 

For example blog.mysite.com/page/2

its canonical URL is 

<link rel="canonical" href="http://blog.mysite.com">


but it should be self-referential 

<link rel="canonical" href="http://blog.mysite.com/page/2">

 

Makechu
New Contributor

+1 

 

Being able to edit canonical links would be awesome but there's this profound default coding issue with Blog Listing pages' rel=canonical, rel=prev and rel=next tags that should be prioritized and fixed asap.

 

I am using our Blog Listing pages as an example here but checked some other companies blog listing pages (that are using HubSpot) and the same mistakes apply...

 

When I go check our blog listing page:

For the first page of the pagination is fine (https://blog.smarp.com)

And include the correct rel=next and rel=canonical

 

But for the 2nd page (blog.smarp.com/page/2), it’s incorrect:

<link rel="prev" href="https://blog.smarp.com/page/1">
<link rel="next" href="https://blog.smarp.com/page/3">
<link rel="canonical" href="https://blog.smarp.com">

 

Instead it should be:

<link rel=”prev” href=”https://blog.smarp.com” />

<link rel=”next” href=”https://blog.smarp.com/page/3” />

<link rel=”canonical” href=”https://blog.smarp.com/page/2” />

 

The entire site pagination should have this set of rules .

 

In addition, the page https://blog.smarp.com/page/1 exists and is being duplicate with https://blog.smarp.com.

(Well, at least the pagination for https://blog.smarp.com/page/1 is correct: <link rel="next" href="https://blog.smarp.com/page/2"> <link rel="canonical" href="https://blog.smarp.com">)...

Trecouso
New Member

 Yes, please!

smileyjeno
New Contributor

This is a necessary functionality that needs to be included in order for Hubspot to be considered by a large scale client of ours. Please notify me when it becomes available.

 

Thank you!

NGosz
New Contributor

This is problematic. Hoping this is corrected soon.

jweberswtb
New Member

We could also use this feature! Echoing what others have said and casting our vote!

ldmurrs
New Contributor

I have to agree with this entire thread. The ability to add our own canonical tags on our website is essential for our industry - especially for the ability to post our news releases on our site without Google thinking we've taken content from another source (the media outlet or newswire used to relay the story/release info). We really love our hubspot tools, but this presents a huge problem for accurate SEO practices. Please fix ASAP!! 

marcelobl
New Contributor

+1

 

This's a MUST HAVE feature for any website aiming to gain some traffic from organic search.

mmandel
Occasional Contributor

Just curious if a work around is to place the canonical tag in a Custom HTML module on the blog post? I tried this with one of our recent blogs that was from an original source. 

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team
updated to: Delivered

I am thrilled to announce that editable canonical URLs are now live! Please see this page for more details: https://www.hubspot.com/product-updates/edit-the-canonical-url-of-a-page.