A new way to handle page redirects for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Traditionally redirecting a standard HTML page on a Windows server has been tricky especially if you don’t have access to the server config. This may now have changed. I was watching an interview with one of the Google “Geeks”, and he was explaining that Search engines have agreed a new standard for redirects. (In addition to 301 which is still perfectly legitimate): The method is simple & involves adding a tag to the top of the page link rel=”canonical” href=”http://www.example.com/example.php” where href = points to the page you want the search engine to index. (note: This needs to be put in the normal opening & closing tags <……./> in the header of the document)