I Don’t often set up a blog or website, so I tend to forget where to find things such as setting up a canonical domain on Google Search Console.
I knew it is somewhere.
Instead of recalling what I’ve done several months since I last set up a blog from scratch, I decided to write about it here on the blog.
For anyone who decided to adapt to https, you will have to set up the canonical domain for both http and https.
I did it on one of my blogs to see how it goes before I opt for https for all of my blogs.
I’m assuming you already have an account on Google Search Console (formerly known as Webmaster Tool).
How to Set Up Canonical Domain
1. Log in to Search Console
2. Choose the domain you want to set as the official site (canonical)
3. Click the cog wheel at the right upper corner >> Site Settings
4. In Site Settings choose your preferred domain
On my blog I chose “Display URLs cmiaral.com”
Check if the setup is already working by typing your website’s URLs with http://yoursite.com and http://www.yoursite.com
If both websites are redirected to the canonical domain then the SEO factor of the site has move one step ahead of the game.
Which URL did you choose: with www or without? Also do you think it’s about time to adapt to https?