Google Doesn't Follow Links In SVGs

Aug 23, 2016 • 8:26 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Although Google began crawling and indexing SVGs back in 2010, Google does not follow any links within the Scalable Vector Graphics. SVGs, Scalable Vector Graphics, are an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.

They can contain xlink:href links in them, but Google will not follow them.

John Mueller said on Twitter "AFAIK we don't support links in SVGs."

Here is the set of tweets:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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