I had a question about canonical urls. Recently we have this set up on our Magento site, as there are different parameter on each of our categories and brands. I have Google Webmaster Tools ignoring most of the parameters, but one.
The parameter I am keeping is the ?limit=all
I also have this set as the canonical url for all the brands and categories because my thought is that it shows all the products on a single page, especially when some of our brands have 50+ products. I thought that it might help with getting all the product pages spidered easily.
So it pretty much looks like this:
<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/category.html?limit=all" />
My question is if this is the best way to do it. Right now our brands and categories in the serps look like http://www.example.com/category.html and I also build links to the url like this.
Do you think there is any problem with having the canonical url different from the url I am building links to?
[edited by: tedster at 4:30 pm (utc) on Jun 22, 2012]
[edit reason] switch to example.com so the URL will display [/edit]