Canonical URL problem with old story

Hey,

About a year ago I published a story on HN that was previously published on my blog (at this url: https://www.scrapingbee.com/blog/introduction-to-chrome-headless/ ).

The canonical URL was properly set on Medium.

Then you moved to your own domain, and now the canonical URL is messed up, and the HN link out-ranked my blog on google search result…

I can’t see on the interface how to change the canonical URL.

Here is the story: https://hackernoon.com/introduction-to-headless-chrome-with-java-b591bc4764a0

Can someone help me switch this back to the right canonical URL?

Thanks for your help.

PS: Compared to the original one, all code blocks style are completely messed up on HN, but that’s another problem :slight_smile:

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Hi Sahin Kevin, nice to meet you.
will take a look on that. Can you tell me - did you create a hackernoon 2.0 account and link with your medium account?

Arthur

if you upgrade your account to hn2.0 version - i’ll be able to edit/view your story and we’ll put a canonical link to your blog post. Buzz me when it’ll be done

Hey Arthur,

Yes I think I did.

I created an account on hackernoon.com with the same email address as my medium profile, and then I added my medium handle here:

Here is my medium profile: https://medium.com/@sahin.kevin

Do I have to put the “@” sign in it?

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Hi,
I think you fill form correctly.
this is mine, for reference

I see your profile here: https://hackernoon.com/@sahin.kevin
will try to open your article right now

Arthur

Thanks !

I saw the canonical didn’t change so I guess something is still wrong?

This is a draft URL of your story https://app.hackernoon.com/drafts/xEkgk4EInyewo0BodY1r
I updated code/images, but please check it too and update if something is not ok.
When you confirm that your story looks good - I’ll publish it and then we’ll be able to see canonical changes.

Btw, tell me if I need to update other stories that you have as well.

arthur

Hey Arthur,

Thank you very much for this. It seems good to me :slight_smile:

There is the same thing to do for this story: https://hackernoon.com/introduction-to-web-scraping-with-java-3d8a8d0f250b (canonical URL to fix, and some images / strange formating).

I don’t really understand what happened, everything looked good when you were on medium.

Cheers,

Kevin

first story republished. opening second one

Can you take a look this draft for mistakes? https://app.hackernoon.com/drafts/QIILAboVUr3EX4q3bbqo
and I didn’t add canonical link

What do you think about this article: https://hackernoon.com/how-we-launched-our-first-mvp-in-one-month-6239aca8e63e should we republish this story as well?

Thanks,
Arthur

The draft seems good to me! Can you add the canonical link ?

No I’m good don’t republish this other story.

Thanks a lot Arthur!

can you share with me canonical link please? will add it - not a problem at all

Yep sure: https://www.scrapingbee.com/blog/introduction-to-web-scraping-with-java/ (the blog moved to this new domain)

Thanks !

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Done!

Perfect thanks a lot Arthur :pray: !

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