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SEOmoz is showing that a number of my sites have issues with Rel Canonical which they describe as "Using rel=canonical suggests to search engines which URL should be seen as canonical." I'm using Yoast's SEO plugin but I'm unsure what would cause this error.

Is it a result of something having to do with renaming pages or changing the permalinks? If so, how would I resolve it?


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What is the actual error. Just suggesting to use rel=Canonical is is not an error. – Wyck Apr 18 '11 at 14:18
They're actually titling it as an issue not an error. I'm not quite sure what is causing the Rel=Canonical. – Zach Shallbetter Apr 18 '11 at 14:30

I've spoken to the SEOmoz guys about this, it's not an error nor an "issue" and they're making the appropriate changes to their system to reflect that.

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