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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by venami View Post
Oh. Can you tell me how it is controlled, i.e. how a link is hidden from the search engines?
Search Engines follow an attribute in a link called rel="nofollow" which if added SE bots would not follow the links on the pages and this is added to the signatures if any user has post count in 2 digits or less
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venami's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2008
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Search Engines follow an attribute in a link called rel="nofollow" which if added SE bots would not follow the links on the pages and this is added to the signatures if any user has post count in 2 digits or less
What are the possible values for the rel attribute in an anchor tag?
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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What are the possible values for the rel attribute in an anchor tag?
Any string probably. See http://gmpg.org/xfn/
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indiansword's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
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this was a great idea to not to let crawlers follow the link unless post count is in 3 digits to check if the user is legit. kudos for shabbir.
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technica's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2007
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My post count is now more than 100, still I see no-follow attribute for my signature links. Why so?
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My post count is now more than 100, still I see no-follow attribute for my signature links. Why so?
Its because of the cache of your signature and try saving it with a minor edit and you will see the new one being reflected everywhere.