I understand that Magento uses canonical URLs. For example, when I navigate through some categories on my website and select a product I may be taken to a URL that looks like the following:
However when I view source, I can see that the canonical URL points to here:
Therefore search engines understand that the page I'm on is really a duplicate of the page on the root.
I see that under Manage Products in admin I have this field:
I'm assuming this the true URL of the product. Or the preferred URL, whatever you want the search engine to index.
If I wanted to include categories within the canonical URL, would I simply change this field?
To something like this?
And if that is the case, would I then need a 301 to tell search engines that
www.myshop.com/agelosstm-joint-support-tablets.html is now
category/subcategory/agelosstm-joint-support-tablets.html or will Magento take care of that itself?