This tip has been brought with version 2.6.0 of The SEO Framework.
A change in the Canonical URL or the use of a 301 Redirect URL indicates that your page has moved.
These can be seen by Search Engines as the same; however, the 301 Redirects enforce the relocation of the page to everyone whereas a Canonical URL softly indicates.
When changing the Canonical URL of a page you’re telling robots to look and elsewhere. Be sure to include a link to the new page on the canonicalized page to indicate where your content has moved to.
However, it’s even better to enforce a 301 redirect. This makes sure both your visitors as Search Engines know where to be instantaneous.
If you’ve changed the permalink of a popular post, you should create an empty post that follows one of the said examples.