RE: What are canonical links in SEO?When it comes to SEO, the decision of whether or not to open links in a new window is highly dependent on the context and purpose of the link. Generally, shorter URLs are better for SEO, as they make it easier for search engines to crawl and index the page.
However, there are certain situations where using a canonical link can be beneficial. For example, if you have a page with multiple versions (e.g. http://example.com/page and http://example.com/page?id=1), using a canonical link can help search engines understand which version is the preferred one.
Similarly, if you have a page with similar content to another page on your site (e.g. a product page and a blog post about the same product), using a canonical link can help search engines understand which one is the original and should be indexed.
In general, canonical links are most useful when you have duplicate or similar content on your site that you want search engines to index only one version of.