This is a great page where I’m going to test a noindex tag placed in the body.

  • Instead of canonicalization, pages with sorted or filtered results can be noindexed either by setting up exclusions in Google Console or by adding meta robots to such URLs. But the latter is quite problematic since there is no default option for this in Magento 2, I’ll write about it in detail below. Mind that either canonicals or noindex tags should be used, not both entities simultaneously.
  • If you want to utilize pages with applied filters and/or sorting options for SEO by creating landing pages, you can achieve this only with a special extension.
  • If you choose to set “Yes” for Canonical Link Meta Tag for Categories, canonical tags will be applied to paginated results too. While using them for such URLs is OK, adding Prev-Next tags is preferable.