A value for the rel attribute in a HTML tag

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Is there any benefit to put rel='nofollow' on mailto links?

Since bots have a fixed budget to spend to crawl websites on a regular basis, does it makes sense to mark mailto links with rel='nofollow' to make sure them don't spend time on these (especially if ...
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Why would you ever use NOINDEX without NOFOLLOW

Everytime I've used the NOINDEX directive on a page, it made sense to use NOFOLLOW as well. I can't imagine a scenario where you would not want a page indexed, but would want the links inside it to ...
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What's the difference between nofollow and canonical?

I'm confused about the difference between rel="nofollow" and rel="canonical". I currently use nofollow for any links that I do not want followed (for example rubbish content but small importance) and ...
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Is this tag real? rel=“nofollow external”

I can't seem to find any documentation that officially comments on this tag. Maybe a few forum posts here or there, but nothing on Webmaster Guidelines and even here on Pro Webmasters, I'm not seeing ...
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Are no “rel” attribute backlinks dofollow or nofollow?

I have signed up for Alexa's one month free and they gave me an option to list two extra links to my site. These extra two links do not have a rel attribute, although the main link (1st) to my site ...
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Nofollow: a good thing for SEO or not?

I read a while ago, on this site, (sorry, can't find the link), that Google sees anchors with nofollow attributes as paid links and mentioned for affiliates. I thought that using a nofollow for ...
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What is the syntax for putting a nofollow attribute into a javascript file

Matt Cutts states in this video: It turns out that as we are executing JavaScript, we do look at the attributes. So you can actually use Javascript and put, like, a nofollow attribute on ...
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Avoiding crawl time for noindex pages

I have pages with noindex in robots meta tag (specifically inner site search results pages). Because my site has many pages and Google hasn't crawled them all and I'm trying to help his crawler focus ...
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rel=“nofollow” SEO effect

Google Webmasters Tools shows rel="nofollow" links as a backlink. I believe that rel="nofollow" helps SEO and PageRank but according to many people it is not. What is your idea about this? Did you see ...
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If a conflicting rel=“nofollow dofollow” is parsed (in that order) which takes precedence?

If a conflicting rel="nofollow dofollow" is parsed (in that order) which takes precedence? The background of this question is that I am encountering a situation where interestingly I can set a ...
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Wordpress - Too much information about SEO tags - archives - posts. Which is best?

Point 1: I have a front page which is dynamic because it gets all the latest posts that are rated. The question is: do I have to make these posts an excerpt, because that's better for SEO? Point 2: I ...
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nofollow links on jQuery interaction

Is it important to use rel="nofollow" on jQuery interaction links? <a href="#" rel="nofollow">jQuery interaction link</a>
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Nofollow links between sites owned by same company

My company owns 2 websites with the following characteristics: Same categorization and URL structure The inventories are entirely disjoint Site #1 concentrates on reproductions of famous oil ...
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Could globally applying rel=“nofollow” to external links have a negative SEO impact

I have a website which has a lot of user-sourced content that accounts for a significant portion of our organic search traffic. In an effort to avoid spammers or link bait type scenarios, we made ...
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How Do I Make A Dynamic PHP Link 'No-Follow'?

I want to make the Footer links on my website 'No Follow'. How would I do it on these dynamic PHP links? <ul> <li><a ...
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Should I use nofollow when cross-linking between two sites I own on a single domain?

I currently maintain both a retail store and a repository of user manuals for those products. These websites are both situated on the same domain (mystore.com and manuals.mystore.com respectively). ...
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Gaining back page rank and seach engine ranking

I have my blog website with alot of do-follow links posted. If i remove all those links do my search engine ranking gets down or not?
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Disable outbound links without letting others know that

Is there a way I can tell google not to follow external links ( pointing to other sites) without letting other know. I know you can disable outbound links by putting rel=nofollow or something in ...
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Should I add meta “noindex, nofollow” to a Tag cloud page?

I have a giant tag cloud on my site and I'm trying to optimize it for search engine crawlers in order to avoid keyword stuffing penalties. In your experience, adding noindex or nofollow to the Tag ...
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Should you rel=“nofollow” on links which go to non-canonical pages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should <a> tags with href=“#” use rel=“noindex, nofollow”? If I have a page http://www.example.com/blog/mypost/?section=attractions which has in it's HEAD ...
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Should I add a “nofollow” attribute to download links, or disallow the URLs in robots.txt?

I have a download link very similar to Opera's one - it's just a script that sends the file. It doesn't have an extension and there's no obvious way to tell that it's actually a download link. So ...
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Should I pass link juice to my pages on other websites that are already high PR domains?

I am starting a new website for a local business and have entries listed for it on places like urbanspoon, yelp, google+ local, etc. I am thinking of listing these citation sites on my business ...
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Using nofollow when crosslinking my own sites

I have 20 sites in the same domain, different niches and I want to interlink them for USER EXPERIENCE. I want to know from someone who tested this: Will using a nofollow attribute for the links keep ...
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What's the best practice for linking to/from guest posts on other blogs?

When writing a guest blog for a site, I include a link back to my site - an inbound link. If I were to write a post on my blog publicising my guest post, that would mean there were reciprocal links, ...
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Alternative to nofollow: custom 302 url shortener?

Here's the scenario: lots of blogging platforms make it tedious to insert nofollow into links within the post content. I.e., you need to edit the html, format it correctly, etc. I have a client who ...
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Since Google reduces the value of links alongside nofollow links, what is an alternative?

Since 2009, Google counts nofollow links also as outgoing links, and thus reduces the value of the other links. What are some alternatives to stop Google counting outside links from my page? If I ...
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Nofollow on links to Google pages

I have a site that includes a fair amount of location (street address) data, and I generate a lot of links to Google Maps using that data. What's the usual practice for nofollow in this situation? ...
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Leveraging a facebook app for SEO

I am contemplating writing a facebook app for my website. I want to know how I can use the app to aid with Google ranking. More specifically, are there things I can do (an obvious one being placing ...
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Sitemap vs nofollow

I have a sitemap on my site, which includes all users from the site. On the user profile page, tho, I don't want google to index all users, only those with more than 10 posts, so I've added a meta ...
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If I use “noindex” on my blogs category pages should I add “nofollow” to the posts inside that category

Lets say I will use "noindex" on my blogs category pages Each post has breadcrumb navigation like: Home > Category Name > Post Name If category has no index, I should add a rel="nofollow" to the ...
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Why should I use the “no follow” attribute?

I would like to know what are good reasons for me to use the "no follow" on my site? As far as I know, using the "no follow" attribute only effects the page rank of the link I'm linking to, and not ...
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Specifying crawlers to not crawl Links which are dependent on external API's

I have links on my site which lead to internal pages that depend on first bringing data from an external API. This only takes time the first time they are pushed. Links to pages which exists in the ...
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About rel=“nofollow” inside links

I'm curious about this since many website use rel="nofollow" and I don't know why. If you have a site that's ranked very good in Google, and you don't add rel="nofollow" to links inside article ...
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Rel no follow on EVERY link?

Forgive me for asking such a simple question, I understand why you would want to rel nofollow untrusted links (forum posts, blog comments etc), but why would you not want to do it on EVERY link on ...
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Should I use nofollow on internal links that don't need to be crawled?

We have a product navigation engine that allow our customers to filter products based on attributes (size, color, etc.). We are implementing an upgrade that allows them to use "multi-select" ...
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high number of nofollow links bad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ratio of No-follow & Do-follow Backlinks I've been playing with seomoz's tools and it seems like our site has a high number of nofollow links. from what I ...
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Use rel=“nofollow” on internal ads?

I know you're supposed to use rel="nofollow" on outgoing ads, to keep from passing link juice, but what about internal ads? We have a number of links with pictures that I consider as ads to other ...
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Ratio of No-follow & Do-follow Backlinks

I know that when it comes to obtaining backlinks, a no-follow is pretty much worthless. However, does Google (or other major search engines) penalize for sites that have nothing but do-follow links? ...
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Does no follow prevent my pages from search engine penalisation?

Can I link to websites that contain similar contents to my own and not be penalised by search engines if I use the rel=nofollow on the anchor tag?
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Do all search engines obey nofollow rel attribute on hyperlinks

I have been informed that search engine support is inconsistent for the rel attribute with the 'nofollow' value. Is this the case. From my research Google, Yahoo and Bing seem to obey this attribute ...