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What type of link is this?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ProfKahn, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. ProfKahn

    ProfKahn Newbie

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    <a href="http://www.example.com/improve-your-blah-blah" rel="null" type="url" id="link-dtb6fmxjygilo04z0d9il766r" class="url-link" target="_blank">

    Is the aforementioned a followable link? I'm confused specifically by "rel=null" and the class"url-link" and unsure if somehow java is making it nofollow or the null is a command that accomplishes something similar. Tried duckduckgoing it to no avail.
     
  2. Jason Bradbury

    Jason Bradbury Power Member

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    Class is a custom attribute
     
  3. ProfKahn

    ProfKahn Newbie

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    So that right there could mean anything right? Behind the scenes it could be follow or nofollow correct?
     
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    It is a follow-able link, though somewhat confused. The id and class allow for Javascript manipulation of the link if wanted (change it to link somewhere else for instance).

    I don't think the "rel=null" is valid. It should be ignored by the browser. Same for "type=url". Maybe these are deprecated.

    Here is my reference:

    https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/links.html

    thedorf
     
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