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Matt Cutts Talks 301s vs. rel=”canonical”

Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. In this one, Matt Cutts responds to the following submitted question: In the 2009 rel=canonical video, you suggest using rel=canonical when we CAN’T use a 301 redirect. But 301s hurt performance; they require browsers to make an extra round-trip to my servers. Shouldn’t I use rel=canonical everywhere, instead of 301s? “You …

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