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What is rel='external nofollow'?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by mistermix, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    How is rel='external nofollow' different from rel=' nofollow'?
    SEMrush
    Thanks
     
    mistermix, Sep 5, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. AdamSee

    AdamSee Well-Known Member

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    #2
    "This attribute describes the relationship from the current document to the anchor specified by the href attribute. The value of this attribute is a space-separated list of link types."

    external is just used to indicate it's an external (i.e. an offsite) link.
     
    AdamSee, Sep 5, 2006 IP
  3. mistermix

    mistermix Active Member

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    #3
    thanks mate
     
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  4. Dreads

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    #4
    Yet this thread is really old -_-

    I have a quick question will it affect me if i put in External or not ?
     
    Dreads, Jul 27, 2007 IP
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    kenbrower Active Member

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    #5
    Both Yahoo and Google will recognize rel='external nofollow' as meaning both an external link and a nofollow link. Classifying a link as external doesn't affect much and I never really understood the value of it, unless there are some robots and spiders which are not programmed to recognize external links themselves ..

     
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    #6
    Rel="external ..." may not be recognised by search engines (because they can easily identify whether if the link is external or not without the attribute). However, it does have an effect on client-side. Clicking on a link with rel="external" causes it to open the link in a new window (similar to the non-standard target="_blank").
     
    multippt, Dec 7, 2007 IP
  7. Phil.2007

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    Doesn't in FF2 - I just found this thread after posting a reply to a blog on Reuters and the link to my website opened in the same tab: blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2007/12/12/hanger-lane-the-most-horrible/

    (click "Phil")
     
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    thanks for author!!!
     
    svhost, Jan 20, 2008 IP
  9. Volusion

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    #9
    I just went to a blog that had some graphic claiming "nonofollow. Fight spam, not blogs". Too bad that blog used an <external nofollow> tag on my comment. Now that's hard core.
     
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    #10
    This tag is added so that your links are not counted as backlinks by the search engines. So before spamming any blog, do check if they are using this tag or not :)

    Thanks,
    http://www.cleararticles.com/
     
    clearwriter, Apr 14, 2008 IP
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    #11
    So that means if .. "nofollow" robots disregard the link?
    Sorry really sorry but i am still confused..:(

    Fendi
     
    BassCreek, Apr 19, 2008 IP
  12. clearwriter

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    Search engines follow all the links including "no follow links". But search engines dont count "no-follow" links for page ranking. For example if yu are getting a backlink from a PR8 site with no follow tag, then search engines will follow the link but will take it as it from any PR0 site or so. So no advantage of getting back links :)


    http://www.cleararticles.com/
     
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    #13
    again i have been reading alot about this today and I found out that there are site giving lists of dofollow sites.. but when i view the source it says nofollow.. :(
     
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  14. clearwriter

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    #14
    You can check all your backlinks on this site:
    backlinkwatch.com/index.php

    This will give you the list of backlinks with their rank and will tell you if that links are with nofollow tag or not.

    thanks,
     
    clearwriter, Apr 20, 2008 IP
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    But dont worry,this forum is not using this tag, as i have seen :)

    Thanks
     
    clearwriter, Apr 22, 2008 IP
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    But dont worry,this forum is not using this tag, as i have seen :)

    Thanks
     
    clearwriter, Apr 22, 2008 IP
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    #17
    Many blogs are using this tag...
     
    !ada, Apr 22, 2008 IP
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    #18
    Yes you are right. Actually there is option in all blogs and forums to set this tag for all outbound links. Many people are using this. But i think this is not fair. If any one is contributing in someone's forum or blog then one must get some reward in terms of, at least, a back link. :-(
     
    clearwriter, Apr 22, 2008 IP
  19. Stomme poes

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    I'm sure it depends on how much time they have to weed out spam, or don't care. How many blogs have you seen with some how-to article that the community really appreciates, but in the comments see tons of "Thanks for blogging about this. I blog too. Earn money on teh internets! Click here!" BS. If the blogger doesn't have time to go through that garbage, s/he certainly doesn't want it to look like his/her awesome blog is linking to that page.

    DP I think doesn't care what or how many spam links are around. And google gets them all.
     
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    Thanks clearwriter :)
     
    BassCreek, Apr 22, 2008 IP