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Blocking PR flow by robots.txt
VirginTech

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Msg#: 4026591 posted 3:10 pm on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

hi there,

I want to block the PR flow to one particular link by using either robots.txt or by any other way( if its there suggest me plz)

Can you tell me how to do this.

Thanks
Shahab khan

 

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 4026591 posted 4:47 pm on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you've got a link on the page, the PR will flow through it. If you have nofollow, the link juice just disappears and doesn't help anyone.

Receptional Andy



 
Msg#: 4026591 posted 4:53 pm on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

The same applies if you use any method of robots exclusion. If your aim is to "preserve" pagerank for yourself then you would have to write the link in a way that is unreadable to search engines.

If you're just trying to stop someone getting link benefit, then nofollow, robots exclusion are all possibilities.

sevamaster

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Msg#: 4026591 posted 10:08 pm on Nov 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

nofollow, robots and javascript will block the PR flow

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Msg#: 4026591 posted 9:04 am on Nov 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

use javascript to write the link.
put the javascript in an external file.
use robots.txt to exclude access to the javascript file.

TheMadScientist

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Msg#: 4026591 posted 3:59 am on Dec 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Out of sheer curiosity, are you trying to do this so the owner of the site the link is pointing to will not know the link doesn't pass weight? IOW does the fact the link does not pass weight need to be generally undetectable?

And, if not, you should be able to run the link through a server-side redirect script and exclude that file in the robots.txt, which is much the same as the suggestion above.

sevamaster

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Msg#: 4026591 posted 12:51 am on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google can read javascript. use robots.txt and nofollow

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