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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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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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nofollow will give you granular control to individual external links such as a webpage you don’t necessarily endorse or an internal link you want to prevent bots to access or index such as your members login page. noopener is another property that gives you granular control for webpage performance and security when accessing content on a new window, the ...


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


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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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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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The tag attributerel="autor" is not relevant for Google anymore, the preferred way to specify the authorship is through the proper schema.org snippet. Authorship in web-search Authorship markup is no longer supported in web search. To learn about what markup you can use to improve search results, visit rich snippets. Regarding the publisher ...


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Be worried... that your links do not use nofollow Personally I'd be more worried about the fact they do not use rel="nofollow", paid links must use nofollow otherwise your going to feel the full wrath of Google's Penguin. Google Search Console is not Realtime Google Search Console can take several weeks to months to update the data within your Dashboard, ...


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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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rel="noopener" is used so that when a new window is created upon clicking a link, malicious javascript code running in the new window will not access your previous window via the window.opener attribute. rel=noreferrer is used so that when a user clicks on a hyperlink and is transferred to a new location, no referrer information will be leaked to the ...


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Your understanding is correct. The sequential link types are for documents that are "part of a sequence". I would only use it for blog posts that belong together ("… Part 1", "… Part 2"), for a blog post that is paginated, or for blogs where the order of the posts matters (e.g., in a diary, where each day has its own post). Or in other words, only in cases ...


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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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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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Dns-prefetch is a hint telling your web browser that you are probably going to use that domain at some point so go ahead and set up the connection in advance to save some time. The main point is that it's a hint for a future page. So your browser will only use it if it's not busy doing something else. When a page is first loaded it has lots more important ...


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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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Using rel prev and rel next isn't going to solve the duplicate title and meta description problem. Several people on Google's blog post that it doesn't prevent these errors in Webmaster Tools. For example: cynthiacoffield said... I've had similar duplicate title tag issues that are resolved with rel prev/next canonical. I would recommend putting the ...


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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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The noopener link relationship has nothing to do with the nofollow link relationship. Google says:- When your page links to another page using target="_blank", the new page runs on the same process as your page. If the new page is executing expensive JavaScript, your page's performance may also suffer. See The Performance Benefits of rel=noopener for ...


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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 point ...


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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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It is bad in context of Goolge's fighting with spam through "Penguin". This "Penguin" punishs for "site-wide" links. My piece of advice for you is to use rel="nofollow". It will prevent you from any filter actions but leave your link available for users.


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Keep in mind that if Googlebot sees a nofollow on a link on a page, then it treats every link on the page with that same URL as nofollow. Consider this senario: You have two links on the page to myotherpage.html. The first link has the anchor text "Click Here" because it is prominent to users and usability testing shows that having action words ...


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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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Google no longer displays sites differently in the search results when they have authorship or publisher markup. From Google's documentation: Authorship in web-search Authorship markup is no longer supported in web search. To learn about what markup you can use to improve search results, visit rich snippets.


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If your goal is to cover the most social media platforms, I would recommend using Open Graph tags and getting used to their limitations. The Open Graph standard is supported by Twitter, Facebook, and many other social media sites. If you specifically want Twitter to show the twitter account of the author and website, add the following code in addition to ...


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Non-Empty Browsing Instance appears if you have 2 windows of Chrome open. Keep a single window open and you will not get this error.


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After experimenting and fixing it, the "Non-Empty Browsing Instance" seems to be triggered by JavaScript changing DOM in the prerendered page. The way to solve it is to block such JS until the document is visible. Hint: var visibility = { isHidden: function() { if ('hidden' in document) return document.hidden; return false; } }; if (...


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I think you should not do this (unless each English pagination page contains the same items like the Swedish pagination page with the same number). alternate+hreflang should only be used for translations. But if your English page 3 could contain the items {A, B, C, D} and your Swedish page 3 could contain the items {B, D, E, F}, they aren’t really ...


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You could use Javascript to modify the head, but as search engines don't generally run Javascript that wouldn't work. What you probably want to do is PHP output buffering as described in the accepted answer to this question. By the time you get to the end of the page you know what needs to go in the head. Then you can output the head and release everything ...


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