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May 18, 2016
With canonical tags, can you point that page to itself? Say for an instance, if www.google.com/webpage points to www.google.com/webpage , will this cause a loop?  

The rel=canonical element is referred as "canonical link". It means, an HTML element that helps webmasters prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the “canonical” or “preferred” version of a web page. It enhances site's SEO.

Even if canonical tags cause a loop, it does not cause a problem in Google. If you have a rel canonical page which loops back to itself, whenever Google building and writing the code for the rel canonical tag attribute in Google and they built in support to ensure this does not cause any sort of problem.  

It's definitely a common thing in other search engines as well. What if you had to check every single URL and then do a self check to see if you were on that URL.  If you were on that URL, then you could not have a rel canonical tags, which produces all those tags. 

If you wish to have rel canonical tag on every single page, there is no problem in that. And even if it loops back to itself, then it is not a bog deal at all. Google is so fine with it. 
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