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A value for the rel attribute in a HTML tag

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Follow or nofollow link from translation to the original on another site?

When we translate a blog post from a good resource and insert link to the original in our translation, is it better to be follow or nofollow link?
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SEO effects of footer attribution link to website builder's site

I work for a web design business and we have been adding links in our clients' website footers to our own as attribution (e.g.: "Website by Acme Co", as plenty of other agencies do). What are the SEO ...
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Should be there nofollow vs. dofollow backlink ratio?

Ratio of No-follow & Do-follow Backlinks asked about obtaining backlinks, I am asking about giving backlink. Most of my posts are list posts like "Best Forums", "Best Sites to Learn Photoshop", "...
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SEO impact of adding a list of our clients' websites at end of site map page?

We're a design company. I wonder if adding a list of client websites we have completed as a section after our site map webpage (rather than XML file) will hurt our SEO? (or even help our SEO?) They ...
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Do any search engines exist which disobey rel=“nofollow” or “Disallow”? [closed]

Moving beyond the big players - Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, DDG (who all obey "nofollow"s), are there any search engines out there which deliberately disobey rel='nofollow' links and Disallow rules in ...
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Should links to partner sites use rel=nofollow

I use pretty links to shorten/protect outbound referral links to commission programs off of a review page (for example). I'm wondering if I should make links to partner sites no-follow? My site is ...
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Should rel=nofollow be used, when internally linking to cousin pages?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website. I am thinking of creating a structure, which would allow the visitor to browse the site by Product Category, Room and Theme. As such, I would end up ...
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Is there any SEO issue to give nofollow for mailto links?

I have seen some of the websites who are using nofollow at mail address. I want to know about it that if I use it so will I get any benefit from SEO purpose. Example
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Using rel=“nofollow” on a form that uses/links to Google Search page?

I have a form that uses/links to Google's Search page to search for the input within my site. I have read other posts regarding nofollow but I am confused if I should put rel="nofollow" on the form ...
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What needs to be done to user generated outbound links to prevent hurting SEO?

I have a site that contains user/external application generated content (content from SMS messages). I want links to be clickable for user friendliness, but I don't want any potentially "spammy" ...
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External nofollow links in Schema.org JSON-LD items

I'm currently setting up a site where I have a couple of items from external sources that I would like to structure according to ItemList. The provided URLs in that list, however, are external links,...
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Why would Wikipedia show set external links as rel=“nofollow”?

I understand that rel="nofollow" is a safe way to link to external sites but why would Wikipedia refuse to link to other sites without the nofollow? Is this a matter of trust with the community? ...
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What is the difference between “nofollow noopener” vs. just “nofollow”?

I use the WordPress plugin Ultimate Nofollow to easily make links as nofollow. So I expected that plugin will add rel="nofollow". But it added rel="nofollow noopener" Is there a difference between ...
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Even nofollow links can hurt my website?

I have a forum with around 20,000 organic traffic with 100+ forum threads and 1000+ answers. Many users already have requested that allow them to use a signature. Allowing it will be result of ...
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Will adding a 'nofollow' attribute to links on my homepage result in crawling issues?

On my homepage I have three links that link back to my homepage. That means that a loop of links is being created. One link is in the header, one in the footer and the third is on my logo. Now when ...
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Impact of adding 'nofollow' in relation to my own website

I have a website that have links to companies, something like a community directory. Today I receive a complain of a company asking me to add rel="nofollow" to their URL. I don't have any ...
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How should I block Google from comment reply URLs?

Users can reply to a comment by clicking on a "reply" link. It just takes the user to a reply box. There will be a reply for every comment any user posts. For example: if a user clicks on "reply" on ...
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Will it effect SEO if there are 30 links on a page where the destination is blocked by robots.txt

I have a webpage on which there are around 30 data points which link to 30 different pages on my own site which are non-crawlable and have been blocked via robots.txt My question is if we use href ...
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What is meaning of “nofollow me noreferrer” in a rel attribute of a link?

Recently I was checking the source code of a website. I was expecting the links to do follow or no follow but what I observed was this: <a href="http://www.website.com" rel="nofollow me noreferrer"...
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rel=“nofollow” On Quality User Supplied Links

Is it good practice to add rel="nofollow" to user supplied links such as in a question and answer site even if the link in question is relevant and of a high quality. I will use Stack Exchange as an ...
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How to link and pass absolutely no link juice

How can I create a "link" from my site to other sites that passes no link juice or reputation whatsoever? I'm not talking about nofollow links... I'm hoping to discover there's some way to create a ...
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How can I tell if a site uses dofollow or nofollow links?

I would like to solicit links from a small business marketing site. I think it uses nofollow, but its robots tag is <meta name="Robots" content="All" />. How do I tell if it is a dofollow site ...
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Is rel=“nofollow” necessary for a sponsered link through a redirect script disallowed by robots.txt?

Paid links (e.g. affiliate links) should have the rel="nofollow" attribute added them to prevent passing on PageRank. But is this necessary if the URL is already blocked by robots.txt? Example: Let's ...
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How to “nofollow” paid advertising with internal redirect

We have a site which includes paid banner and sidebar ads (not part of an advertising network). The ads are simple images/gifs which are linked to the advertiser's (external) site. The links go ...
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Should I add nofollow tag to search label links on blogger?

I have 2 questions about SEO on blogger. (I have a custom domain) Should I add 'nofollow' tag to search label links on blogger? (found in my blog Menu and somewhere in the blog posts) "domain.com/...
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How is noFollow enforced on sites like Quora and Facebook?

I'm curious to know how search engines like Google enforce their noFollow policy on social sites. It seems like it would be largely out of their control, especially for webpages that cannot be crawled....
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I need the subdomain in cpanel to not be followed. Help!

I have little knowledge of robot.txt but I know how meta follow and no follow tags work. The problem is I have 2 totally different websites, one being the primary and the other an addon site with ...
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Which custom post types in Wordpress should be Noindexed for optimal SEO?

I'm using the All In One SEO pack, and read several guides on recommended/optimal settings. However every guide typically shows just Pages, Posts & Media, whereas my site currently has a ton of ...
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What is the difference between “nofollow” and “noreferrer” link from SEO perspective?

I want to know the main difference between "nofollow" and "noreferrer" link from SEO perspective.
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rel=“nofollow” on randomly generated internal links

I have a section on a website where I show a list of posts from the past. The list is randomly generated and it's changing every time a page is loaded. I was wondering, would it be better to add a ...
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What if using rel=“dofollow” and rel=“nofollow” together for a link?

How does google consider these links? for example : <a href="url" rel="nofollow" rel="dofollow">text</a> Is it a dofollow link or nofollow? Which one has more priority over the other one?...
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Why Google put a nofollow tag on their homepage?

Why did Google put a nofollow tag on their homepage? Find an ATM near you is a nofollow link. They own the content on the same domain name. If it is a different domain name then it may make sense as ...
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Do search engines still crawl a noindex page

Do search engines crawl a page that has a 'noindex' meta attribute? The reason I ask is because we have near duplicate content caused by faceted navigation and the filtered pages have stated 'noindex'...
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Should I use rel=“nofollow” on links from mirror sites to avoid a possible link scheme

I host a network of service websites that consists of 1 main website and several mirrored websites under different domains; think torrent, proxy, or download sites. Users come to my service but there ...
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Should I nofollow and/or noindex links that are not cached?

I have a Magento store with what they call a layered navigation. Basically a menu with links to things like color, price, etc. I'm currently not caching these links, and so their response time is ...
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`<META NAME=“ROBOTS” CONTENT=“INDEX, NOFOLLOW”>` but only for external links - without using `rel=“nofollow”`

Can you set <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX, NOFOLLOW"> but only apply the nofollow part to external links ? I know you can set rel="nofollow" on individual links, but in this particular ...
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Should I nofollow banners that leads to internal pages?

I know there is no use to nofollow links that leads to other internal pages, but my banners appears on every page of my site, and they're both linking to two articles in the same site. Should I ...
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Nofollow without modifying the link itself

We use third party software on our website. Part of the license agreement means not modifying the "copyright" line. I have no intention of breaking this, however, because that line includes a dofollow ...
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Our website has thousands of incoming nofollow links, does this help our SEO or is it useless?

We have a huge amount of backlinks from good sources, but unfortunately a large chunk of them are nofollow. I'm just hoping these aren't completely useless for SEO. Update: I edited the question to ...
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Should I add “rel=”nofollow" to editorial, non-sponsored links to commercial websites?

We have a news website and, sometimes, we mention companies that we cover and include a link to their sites in our articles. In doing so, are we supposed to add a nofollow directives, or are these ...
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difference between `<meta name=“robots” content=“nofollow” />` and `rel=“nofollow”`

Is the meta tag <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" /> The same as rel="nofollow" in a link (apart from the fact the the meta tag would be page wide rather than on a per link basis) Or ...
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“nofollow” or “follow” backlinks in 2016

I've started to realise that our website has no external links, despite there being some good opportunities for them. I've have a blog within the website that features news such as donations we've ...
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How to link domains hosted on one hosting account

I have several different domains hosted on one hosting account and some of these domains are linked together not because I am trying to influence page rank but because they contain related content. ...
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Outbound links in footer. Impact on SEO?

On one of my websites, the terms of conditions, rules and all the other standard notifications are stored on a "parent comany" website. So basically they are outbound links. Because they are in the ...
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Should I put rel=“nofollow” on author link?

We have just launched a new ecommerce shop. At the very bottom there is an anchor linking to our company website (a little advertisement, if you like). The SEO experts told us to put rel="nofollow" to ...
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How to change nofollow links to dofollow links

I am running a self hosted wordpress site and almost all settings run on default. One of my guest author asked me to change the nofollow links to dofollow links. I don't know how to do that for my web
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Should I place rel='nofollow' in Google drive's file download link for good SEO?

I have a lot of Google drive's file download links in my blog. So should I place rel='nofollow' in Google drive's file download link for good SEO?
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When there are two links to home page (logo and navigation) how should it be optimized for search engines?

How to SEO optimize when there are 2 links to home page: Logo image linked to homepage. Navigation bar text (categories) linked to homepage. There are also 2 links to contact page with different ...
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Does a sudden increase in no-follow backlinks hurt my site?

It's a two-month old website. Nearly a thousand unnatural no-follow backlinks were generated within 6 days with the same anchor text (which has nothing to do with my website keywords) and the same ...
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Is the nofollow attribute present in reddit links?

All SEO articles I've read on this subject claim that reddit links are nofollow. I am not questioning that information, but I would like to know how these folks are able to verify that reddit links ...