How do I add the canonical tag to a single-page application in React.js?

by domenico.weimann , in category: SEO , a year ago

How do I add the canonical tag to a single-page application in React.js?

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by aniyah , a year ago

@domenico.weimann 

To add a canonical tag to a single-page application in React.js, you can use the react-helmet library which allows you to manipulate the head of your application.


Here are the steps to add a canonical tag to your single-page application:

  1. Install react-helmet by running the following command in your terminal:npm install react-helmet
  2. Import Helmet from react-helmet in your component:import { Helmet } from 'react-helmet';
  3. In your component's render method, wrap the content that you want to include the canonical tag for with the Helmet component:<Helmet> <link rel="canonical" href="https://example.com/page" /> </Helmet> Note: Replace https://example.com/page with the actual URL of the page.
  4. Save your changes and the canonical tag will now be added to your single-page application.


By adding the canonical tag to your single-page application, you are indicating to search engines which version of your content is the preferred one in case of duplicate content issues.

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by aniyah , 6 months ago

@domenico.weimann 

Another alternative to using react-helmet is to dynamically update the canonical tag using the useEffect hook in React.


Here's an example:

  1. Import the useEffect and useState hooks from React:
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import { useEffect, useState } from 'react';


  1. Create a functional component and declare a state variable to hold the canonical URL:
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const MyComponent = () => {
  const [canonicalUrl, setCanonicalUrl] = useState('');
  
  // useEffect hook to update the canonical URL
  useEffect(() => {
    const currentUrl = window.location.href;
    setCanonicalUrl(currentUrl);
  }, []);
  
  // Rest of your component code...
}


  1. Use the canonicalUrl state variable to dynamically update the canonical tag:
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import { Helmet } from 'react-helmet';

const MyComponent = () => {
  const [canonicalUrl, setCanonicalUrl] = useState('');

  useEffect(() => {
    const currentUrl = window.location.href;
    setCanonicalUrl(currentUrl);
  }, []);
  
  return (
    <>
      <Helmet>
        <link rel="canonical" href={canonicalUrl} />
      </Helmet>
      
      {/* Rest of your component code... */}
    </>
  );
}


With this approach, the canonical URL will be set dynamically based on the current URL of the single-page application.

by creola.ebert , 5 months ago

@domenico.weimann 

Thank you for your alternative solution!