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The rel attribute is only for a and link elements. The nofollow value is to keep a web crawler from following that link (which might have affected the linked page's ranking based on your own). It keeps spammers commenting on blog posts from gaining any page ranking from linking from the blog (or discussion forum, etc.). It doesn't make sense for img elements ...


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It's just "commentary." In this case, whoever created that link apparently thinks the person on the other end is a douche. The rel attribute defines the relationship between the current document and the target(href) document. Consider this a more…aggressive version of the Vote Links microformat. (Just as non-standard, but was an attempt at establishing a ...


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The only time that it is mandatory to use rel="nofollow" on a link is if the link is sponsored. If somebody paid you for the link, or if the link is part of an exchange, Google might penalize your site for NOT including a rel="nofollow" on it. You should also apply nofollow to links that are created by your users without review. Otherwise, they have ...


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There is no such thing as "dofollow". All links are followed unless specifically stated otherwise (nofollow).


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The rel="me" attribute for links is not give more PageRank (or link juice) to your linked webpage. It just means the link refers to your website attached to your profile.


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rel=translation has been proposed but not adopted by the W3C (it's not in the HTML5 working document). If the words on the pages are different then Google won't penalize you for duplicate content (several people say this in the Webmaster forums). There's lots of advice on multi-language sites in this blog post.


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I used the instructions on the article How To Implement Rel=Author for creating my page. The only difference is that I had two rel=author links instead of one. I then tested the page with Google's rich snippets testing tool, and the first author that was linked was displayed as if it were the only author. The second author was not displayed at all. Multiple ...


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Like I said (dramatically and poorly) in my comments, it is not an acceptable practice. nofollow is designed for webmasters to disavow links on their own website that they do not have editorial control over. The best example of this are blogs with links to the websites of commentors. This was a common source of spam and this allows blogs to allow the users ...


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What some people call a "dofollow" link is just a normal link - i.e. a link that does not have the rel="nofollow" attribute. If you use dofollow in the rel attribute of a link, it is simply ignored by search engine spiders. So, what you want is simply something like this: <a href="target.html">target</a> There is no dofollow (or similar) ...


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rel="me" links are treated the same as any other links, with the added functionality that they tell Google that the two linking pages represent the same person. Ideally they should be reciprocal links, so you should have one on your website linking back to your profile on http://www.squidoo.com/. Something like this: John Sanjay has also written <a ...


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It has no meaning assigned to it in any published specification. It may have been agreed on in some community, or it may have special meaning to some software, or it may be just someone’s idea of a joke. There are various rel values around, but anything that is not listed in the Microformats Microformats Wiki existing rel values page probably isn’t worth ...


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According to the HTML5 Working Draft: The author keyword may be used with link, a, and area elements. This keyword creates a hyperlink. For a and area elements, the author keyword indicates that the referenced document provides further information about the author of the nearest article element ancestor of the element defining the hyperlink, ...


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The answer is you should allow links that are trusted to not have the rel no follow tag. There are a couple of reasons: Your link juice is always divided between all the links on your page including, the links with the rel no follow tag. The link juice just isn't sent to through the links to the external sites with the no follow tags. The point of rel no ...


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According to Matt Cutts links to quality external sites is part of Google's algorithm. Not to mention, if every site did this imagine what the state of search engines would be like? Quality of search results would suffer tremendously. Be a good webmaster and help the search engines do a better job.


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Is my juice leaking? From your last question I think that maybe your ideas might be confused regarding link juice leaking. According to my understanding of this Matt Cutts' article (that I suggest you to read): Your link juice leaks out because of any link you place on your page, even if the link uses the rel="nofollow". The only difference using ...


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Pull up the two Google profiles in consecutive tabs. Switch to the "About" tab in both. See how yours has that "Other profiles" section at right, with a link back to scirra.com? Ashley's doesn't. The verification process looks at the Google profile page for a backlink to the claiming site. See here, second bullet under "Associate your content with your ...


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It means the page that link points to will contain a list of links to other pages that are tagged by the anchor text of that link. For example, if a link looked like this: <a href="/tags/seo" rel="tag">SEO</a> The microformat tells the search engine, and any other user-agent, that the URL /tags/seo contains links to documents (i.e. pages, etc) ...


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You're using the wrong tags. You should be using rel="canonical on all of the domains that are not the primary domain. rel="alternate" does not tell search engines that a secondary domain is canonical to a primary domain.


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rel=author is part of HTML5, so you don't have to link it to a Google profile. However Google are saying that if you link it to a Google profile then they may display your picture in search results. They are choosing to use their search engine product to promote their profile product. This post is more reassuring: The markup uses existing standards such ...


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The official link types as defined by the W3C specify the following for HTML 4.01: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links In HTML 5 the W3C appear to have handed off registration and management of these link types to the microformats folks. See section 4.12.4.14` Other link types: Extensions to the predefined set of link types may be ...


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I couldn't find any author-specific information, but the HTML specs do allow you to define more than one link with the same relationship, e.g. <link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="//de.example.com/my/page.htm"> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-gb" href="//uk.example.com/my/page.htm"> <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" ...


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To inform search engines of alternate language versions of a page, you should use the <link> element with the hreflang attribute, as described in the HTML spec. <LINK title="The manual in Dutch" rel="alternate" hreflang="nl" href="http://someplace.com/manual/dutch.html"> These links go in the head so are not visible to normal users. For users ...


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You cannot use rel canonical on a <div>. Google only recognizes the rel canonical meta tag in the <head> of a document. They have this policy to minimize the risk that websites have rel canonical tags added in the middle of the body due to cross site scripting (XSS) attacks. If you have a div that has content from another source, a user ...


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That HTML document was created by Microsoft Office which puts that meta tag in automatically. Microsoft office documents contain reference to other files. When office converts the file to HTML it includes that list in this format. Google reports that it runs into it occasionally when crawling the web. As far as I know, only Microsoft Office itself makes ...


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Why not have both? Under an organisation Item in Schema.org: URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website. [sameAs, URL, Organization] An example HTML snippet can be seen as below: <div itemscope="" ...


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Maybe someone is still seeing this question, so it could be useful to point out that Google no more supports Google Authorship https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnMueller/posts/HZf3KDP1Dm8 https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6083347?hl=en And it encourages the use of structured data. So, no more need to add rel=author for Google. It still exists as ...


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Testing a page on the testing tool i saw this: Note: The testing tool currently only checks the first rel=author link listed on a webpage for a link to a Google+ profile [...]. It's possible that authorship may in fact be working for this page because of other rel=author links on the page. To verify that authorship is working on this page, please ensure ...


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If I start to utilise Rel="prev" and rel="next" should I set page 2 onwards as index,follow or noindex,follow? Neither. Use rel="prev" etc. throughout the entire paginated series. Obviously page 1 will only have rel="next", and the last page only rel="prev". There's no need to use noindex anywhere in a series which uses pagination markup. The whole ...


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What I tend to do is write a conditional (or do do it by hand if it's a static HTML site) so that on the home page it says: <a href="http://mysite.com">My site</a> but on all other pages it says: <a href="http://mysite.com" rel="nofollow">My site</a> That way you get the benefit of the link juice from the home page (which is ...


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This is neither valid nor will it have any positive effect. The rel and href attributes are mainly used on a or link tags, not on div. The usage of canonical is explained in this post.



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