I have a site that has a call now button for mobile device to directly dial from the site. This works fine, but I am getting errors on my SEO reporting tool. It is throwing errors for every page that has this code on it. Basically it looks like the crawlers are crawling the link with the
href="tel:18005559000" and treating it like a relative link and tagging it onto the end of the current page URL, and then it throws a 404 error.
There are a lot of pages on our site that have this button, so there are a lot of errors and I fear this is dragging down my SEO. Is there anyway to mask the
href="tel:18005559000" links from bots and crawlers?
<span itemprop="telephone"> <a href="tel:18005559000" rel="nofollow"><button>Call Today</button></a> </span>