Google: Space Separated Attributes In Nofollow Still Nofollows The Link

Mar 23, 2016 • 8:32 am | comments (4) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that having space separated attributes in the nofollow attribute will still work as a nofollow.

He said rel='external nofollow' is the same as rel='nofollow' for the purpose of ensuring Google doesn't follow those links.

Here is John's tweet:

He then confirmed it once more:

This is nothing new to most developers and SEOs, but just in case anyone was wondering...

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