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Are Links In Drop Down Boxes Followed?


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#1 LuvHlpPls

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 06:46 PM

Hi all!

 

I am working on getting a link changed on a third party site.

 

The link is in the form of a drop down, where a user selects a country and is taken to the relevant geo-page. The code is:

 

<option value="www.url.com">Country</option>

 

As it isn't explicitly defined as a link using link rel= Im wondering what happens. I've read that some engines follow this (i.e. Bing), but not Google.

 

Any clarification would be great.

 

Thanks!



#2 chrishirst

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 07:48 AM

No.



#3 qwerty

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 06:15 AM

It will work for URL discovery -- the search engines will know the page exists (if they didn't already).



#4 LuvHlpPls

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 06:56 PM

Great, thanks!

 

So, basically it's akin to a nofollow?

 

Cheers!



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:11 PM

 

 

So, basically it's akin to a nofollow?

 

Yep, that's about the size of it,  If it isn't a fully qualified HTTP link in a href or src attribute, it passes no value but might be used for discovery.






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