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Discussion on: What do you think about double publication?

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Michael Burrows • Edited

dev.to supports canonical URLs so you can share content without impacting SEO.

For example if you view this post of mine here.

Notice at the top of the article is says "Originally published at michaelburrows.xyz " and if you view the page source you'll see the canonical URL points to the URL of the article on my website.

When creating a new post you just need to input the canonical URL.

This tells Google who should be credited as the original source of the article.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author • Edited

Actually, I am trying to do the opposite, migrating from dev.to to my blog.

I can find "Post options", but the wanted "Originally published at" does not appear.

This is another one, and I did originally publish in my blog, but forgot to put in a canonical URL.

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Michael Burrows • Edited

Yeh, it doesn't seem to display "Originally published at" for older posts.

However if you view the source code of your article you can see the canonical URL is pointing to your website.