• http://www.planetc1.com/ chiropractic

    What about a scenario where an author provides same article to a dozen news sources via email? I imagine all would want to claim original source and all are indexed in Google News.

  • http://www.gravytrain.co.uk Moxley_GT

    I think what you are saying in the last paragraph is key Matt – I see this as more as a ‘tickbox’ where you agreeing to be honest. If not, but you used the tag, then you have no excuse.

    Rather like how a financial orgnaisation uses a tickbox on credit card forms to say you know the details you are providing are genuine, google wants to make sure content providers pretending to original publishers can’t claim ignorance if they are caught.

  • http://www.businessinsider.com Bridget Williams

    We worried about requiring the canonical attribute for our original content we were syndicating out because it required the partner to place the code in the page header which is a pain. Does the meta tag allow us to send along somehow in the feed, so there is no work on their end?

  • Rod Nicolson

    Anyone seen anything that indicates how SERPs will be affecting by these tags? I can’t see a syndicating site using them if it leads to a drop in rank.