Links Within NOSCRIPT Tag Do Not Pass PageRank in Google?

Oct 17, 2006 • 7:57 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

According to Brett Tabke in this thread, links within the NOSCRIPT tag are not counted by Google in terms of passing PageRank.

Brett adds that "Google flips on/off support for noscript indexing from time to time," meaning Google may not even index the contents within the NOSCRIPT area.

He says Google will follow the links but not assign any value to those links.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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10/19/2006 09:48 pm

So why does statcounter have pr10? a lot of its links are (i think - note: i have not confirmed this) are within <noscript> links... *confused*

Jim Westergren

10/20/2006 02:09 am

I am sorry but Brett is wrong here. I know quite many examples of sites getting PR 6-10 almost only with noscript links AND high SERPs as well. I would not like it be that way but it has not been changed yet.


10/20/2006 05:09 pm

I always believed this to be the case. i believe its correct they should be treated as noindex, follow.

No Name

06/28/2010 09:05 pm

I think this isn't right ... When I'm using Flash on a site I use a Noscript tag to display the unindexable content. This means that users will see the Flash file, but search engines will index the content within the Noscript tag.

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