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

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Saul Hardman Author

Hi Tyler, that seems to have fixed it, yes 👷‍♂️👍

I'm using Firefox btw 🔥 🦊

Quick note on canonical tags:

a) they must be absolute i.e. prefixed by https://yourdomain.com/
b) they must be identical on both the DEV post and the original article (right down to the presence of trailing slashes)
c) they need to be <link rel="canonical" href="...">, not <meta>

A screenshot of a malformed canonical tag on terrabytetiger.com

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Oh yay! I'm glad it's working! 🎉

Thank you so much for the tips! I (clearly) have no idea what I was doing with these 😅 This was extremely helpful 💕

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Saul Hardman Author

You're very welcome Tyler! I've banged my head against this very wall so I'm happy to help you avoid doing the same 😅