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Target=blank and PR Flow
target="_blank" and SEO Implications
mugsy




msg:4119494
 4:55 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello,

Does anyone know what the implications are for PR flow if a publisher uses target="_blank"> (or any other variation) when they link to your site? Is PR diluted? Does it interfere with how googlebot views the link? Your feedback is appreciated.

 

StoutFiles




msg:4119505
 5:09 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

I believe the target tags have no effect on the normal PR flow.

ZydoSEO




msg:4119604
 7:36 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

PR still flows. It only causes the click on the link to launch a new browser/window for the target site.

solidradicle




msg:4119890
 8:12 am on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I agree with Zydo, the anchor tag attribute for target tells the web browser where the link is to be opened and in no way interferes with the PR.

zergtant




msg:4119905
 8:38 am on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I agree with Zydo
PR flows

YouDontKnowMe




msg:4125735
 3:00 pm on May 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

target="_blank" has no bearing on PageRank.

[edited by: martinibuster at 7:18 am (utc) on May 9, 2010]
[edit reason] Keeping post on topic. [/edit]

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