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Rel="alternate" Tag Significance.? Help

9:33 am on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

I have seen on so many sites tht they are putting something like

<link rel="alternate" title="" type="application/rss+xml" />

To give search engines an alternate XML page. So I want to clear how much it is benifitial for a site to put a link like this.

and can i put this links on every web page providing its alternate page.

One is SEs dnt have to crawl the page it ll directly get links & text (content) from page.....need to know other benifits & risks....

1:05 pm on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Here's a little more information on link relationships...

W3C - 12.3 Document relationships: the LINK element


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