Using anchors for Google to ignore the first link - Profit Hunter

There are several easy ways to tell Google so that it does not take into account the first link as you go through the page. For example, you can apply the 301th redirect or set the attribute noffollow and other methods. However, not all of them give the desired result. Therefore, I turned to seemingly inconspicuous and perhaps not having such attention links as relative anchor links:

. a rel = "nofollow" href = "http: // example. com / index. php # anything ”. example. com / index. / a.

The test results surprised me a little. Google completely ignored the standard first link, and took into account the relative. Paradoxically, but true.

Test

For the first test, I included several links to pages (page A):

  • the first link is a simple form . a href = ”http: // example. com / category / product. php ”. text . / a.
  • the second and third are anchor links . a href = ”http: // example. com / category / product. php # anchor-example ”. other text . / a.

Using anchors for Google to ignore the first link - Profit Hunter
Input data:

  • direct link . a href = ”http: // example. com / category / product. php ”. etopzpeill. / a.
  • first anchor . a href = ”http: // example. com / category / product. php # pgoizitae ”. pgoizitae . / a.
  • second anchor . a href = ”http: // example. com / category / product. php # hgoizitae ”. hgoizitae . / a.

The result of the first test

The first simple link was ignored by Google and did not point to the landing page B.

Using anchors for Google to ignore the first link - Profit Hunter

Instead, Google took two adjacent anchor (this and this) links. In the issue we see the target pages:

Using anchors for Google to ignore the first link - Profit Hunter
Also applies to the second anchor link. So, relative links are important too.

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