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Discussion on: A Word of Caution Regarding Cross-Posting To DEV

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Hey @ben , thanks for the comment and for shedding some light on the issue from your perspective.

I realise there's nothing more you can be doing on your end 👍 The information that I'm gleaning from the screenshot goes against pretty much everything that I've just read about <link rel="canonical"> – black box indeed!

"Google selects a canonical URL only after a page is indexed" is a great insight though so, again, thanks for the comment. I'll trial-run my policy of waiting a few days (or at least until I know the original page has been indexed) before cross-posting and report back with the outcome – just for posterity's sake.