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No such thing as dofollow: The dofollow attribute does NOT EXIST in either rel or meta, this is due to the fact that by default both pages and links are considered dofollow unless you use nofollow. Meta follow is not to be confused with dofollow <meta name="robots" content="noindex, follow"> Despite MASS belief follow and dofollow have nothing in ...


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Effect for browser: Though this looks like a bit of work for web browser, but technically it does not make much of a difference. The browsers are too fast to handle these relative url structure and make a call to application server Effect for application Server: None, as it needs to return the requested file (relative/absolute link ultimately maps to a ...


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If I understand your question, then you're saying that, your site now serve with https and you want to link your friend site with http protocol. Then it's totally fine, anchor links does not cause mixed content issue because it is not loaded and render by browser, while images, javascript, css, icons or other files are requested by browser(in src attribute) ...


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They're both correct in html5, html allows block elements in inline elements. This also has no effect on SEO, both cases the text is wrapped in the heading, so it remains to have the same value. It's not a choice of validness, but a preference in User Interface: If you wrap the header around the anchor, you create a large anchor, only the text will be ...


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There's nothing to fix here. These are false alarms. "I fear this is dragging down my SEO" -- no. SEO is defined by what Google actually does, not what some broken SEO reporting tool made by a third party says. The tool is broken. It's claiming Google has problems with Tel: links, when that is not true. I'm pretty sure Google knows how to handle Tel: ...


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Looks like it. This example comes from the HTML5 specs: For example, the following link is a French translation that uses the PDF format: <link rel=alternate type=application/pdf hreflang=fr href=manual-fr>


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In (X)HTML5, the a element’s href attribute […] must have a value that is a valid URL potentially surrounded by spaces. As the anchor suggests, it may contain leading and trailing spaces. The linked section makes clear that these spaces will be stripped: […] the user agent must remove all space characters that are at the start or end of the string […]...


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Rel attribute can contain multiple value. Here is reference link. The value of this attribute is a space-separated list of link types. <a href="http://www.website.com" rel="nofollow"/> <a href="http://www.website.com" rel="me"/> <a href="http://www.website.com" rel="noreferrer"/> So the short form is <a href="http://www.website.com"...


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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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There should be a section in your site's style sheet that looks something like a:hover { color: red; text-decoration: underline; } You simply have to change these values to one's that match your design. As to SEO, search engines do not take into account elements of visual design, unless you deliberately try to hide things from it, the two are entirely ...


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Googlebot uses heuristics to pick out anything from the page that looks like it might be a URL. It can crawl: URLs in SELECT option values URLs in data attributes URLs in JavaScript variables In my experience, just having a slash (/) in a string is enough for Googlbot to think it may be a URL. The fact that you name you attribute data-URL may also ...


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The tag rel="dofollow" doesn't exist, it does nothing if anybody uses it. Having two rel attributes in the same tag is an error, regardless of their value.


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As mentioned in comments, this would seem to be the result of pasting content from Microsoft Word. Perhaps where the original document contained embedded comments - "msocom" - MicroSOft COMment. Comments in this WordPress ticket/thread would seem to suggest that MSWord tries to convert the comments into linked footnotes in the resulting HTML. There is an ...


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The rules are simple regarding to this: You are not allowed to wrap an inline element around a block element. The exception: If you use HTML5, you may wrap in anchor around a block element. From a SEO perspective it doesn't have influence, it's valid html so they wont discredit for that. It doesn't help either. You're ramming a whole paragraph into an ...


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The Google crawler is detecting the text inside the span element as the caption of the image in question. There is no way to make Google use the title attribute instead as Google prioritises what's visible to the end user. In addition to that Google uses its extensive experience in image detection and evaluation to identify how to tag images. If you want to ...


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Raw Text: http://www.example.com Treated as a mention and Google treats mentions as a very relatively weak SEO signal and passes no link juice. Anchor Text Keyword: <a href="http://www.example.com">Mojo</a> Counts as a mention, passes juice to the receiving site and helps keyword relevancy to a certain degree, too many of the same anchor ...


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If I am linking to my friend's URL which is not secure, because he doesn't have one for example within my text, will that also result in mixed content issues? Ans: No. Mixed content is when content used to render the current page itself, is loaded non-securely (or at least would if not blocked) The user clicking the link would be taken to a non-secure ...


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No relation to SEO what so ever, classes and id's are on-site attributes for styling and/or scripting. You should also note there is no such thing as "dofollow", by default SE's will crawl, unless told otherwise with "nofollow" and "noindex" attributes


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No-no-no, don't let Semrush misguide you. It is indeed only your decision about indexing/deindexing of PDF. In general, Google loves PDFs. I would noindex them only in case they dublicate the content of according HTML pages. If they are, as you said, useful for your users AND contain unique content - let Google index and rank them. About internal ...


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The recommended way to deal with this is to use a 301 ("permanent") redirect from the old article URL to the new article URL. That way users and search engines will be automatically redirected, and you should keep the vast majority of your link equity. That being said, bathing vs feeding a walrus sound like they would have mostly different article contents, ...


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When somebody clicks from another site to your site via a link, the browser usually sends you a referrer header that tells you that they came from an external source. You can see these in your log files. Most analytics software will give you are report on these as well.


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You can use google for that, simply write link:yoursite.com and google will give you the pages/sites linking to your site in the results.


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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's better to link to the folder If sometimes you link to www.example.com/site/index.html and other times to www.example.com/site/ you will end up with a spitted pagerank If you link to a page instead of a folder It's harder to remember. (was it www.example.com/contact or www.example.com/contactUs.html?) It looks ugly as hell You are exposing the ...


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As of right now, schema.org microformats are primarily used to display purposes in search results. So far there has not been any indication that they affect search results in any significant way. Plus with that particular format being easy to abuse i would suspect it would have no effect on rankings. I would speculate it will serve other purposes somehow ...


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I've never seen a crawler or search engine that couldn't handle relative URLs, including the ones with dots in them. For SEO, the dot notation would be just fine. Search engines can follow those links, and assign benefit to them properly. I stopped using relative directory dots in my links because: It makes it hard to move pages around. It is much ...


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Okay. The reason I asked this question is for SEO purposes. On a quick scan using SEO crawler software (in this instance BrightEdge). We were scoring fairly low due to the abundance of 404 errors we were getting. This was due to the crawlers trying to follow the href="tel:5552234" links. It was treating them as relative links and thus resulting in 404 errors....


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As you surely have already understood, this is not a good way of building backlinks. That's why I would say it is part of blackhat techniques. A little advice: when you build a backlink, think about users first. Only put useful links for users and don't try to trick your SEO because otherwise, you will most probably get a Google penalty someday.


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Google would consider a link with no anchor text to be a "hidden link". Google has a hidden text and links page in their webmaster guidelines that calls out a slightly less egregious case as black hat: Hiding a link by only linking one small character—for example, a hyphen in the middle of a paragraph


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