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Google Search Console and the meaning of Canonical

 I remember in the past when SEO was considered a way to really make or break your website. Now I think it isn't as much as way to out compete anyone as it was in the past, but on the other hand, if you don't give it is due, you are loosing out on free relvant traffic. I have been learning about the search console for the last few months.

There is more to the Google Search Console than is immediately apparent and there is a lot of finer details to read about in their help documenation. What I was looking at today is that my site is showing several important pages that are not indexed, including the contact us!   XML SiteMap Tool

 

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  <loc>http://opensourcebrokers.ca/team/EricFrazier</loc>
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  <loc>http://opensourcebrokers.ca/team/MitchWardrop</loc>
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  <loc>http://opensourcebrokers.ca/team/ChrisBayford</loc>
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  <loc>http://opensourcebrokers.ca/team/TomSullivan</loc>
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  <loc>http://opensourcebrokers.ca/blog/node-js</loc>
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