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Nofollow using robots.txt

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by busman3000, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi.
    SEMrush
    Does anyone know of any way that I can place a rel=nofollow on a link without actually having it in the html?

    Thanks.
     
    busman3000, Aug 30, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. MattUK

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    Nope, it has to be a class in the actual HTML
     
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    Hmm, ok thanks for the help.
     
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    No worries :) What are you trying to achieve?
     
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    You can create some sort of JS link... Check to see if lynx displays the link - if not, Google doesn't know about it either.

    Why are you trying to do this, though? To deceive potential link-buyers..?
     
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    I was just curious.
     
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    Nofollow using robots.txt works for pages on the same site. But as others said the nofollow you are looking for has to be in HTML.
     
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    Javascript the link. "onclick" etc. Google doesn't read java hence it's nofollow by design.
     
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    I read somewhere that google is close to being able to read and index flash sites properly.
     
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    No. To hide the nofollow attribute on your side of recprocal linking is very easy to detect. Many are using cloaking on this. But if you look up the pages cache and the view source, it shows. Then you are reported to Google for cloaking.

    Suggestion, make the page, 5 clicks deep. The page will never receive PR so there will be no PR bleed.

    Or remember, it takes Google ~6 months to register a link.
     
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    Where do you get this stuff from???

    As soon as Google index a page links on it are factored into algorithm calculations. That can happen a few minutes after a page is published. Just because Google don't show links for a link: query doesn't mean they don't know about them and use them as ranking factors. I have no idea where you get 6 months from?

    Do you really sell SEO services?
     
    MattUK, Aug 31, 2008 IP