It is important to find all nofollow internal links pointing to indexable pages because these links can impact the crawlability and ranking of a website. While nofollow links do not pass link equity, they can still impact the way search engines crawl and index a website. If a nofollow internal link is pointing to an important indexable page, it could potentially prevent that page from being fully crawled and indexed by search engines. That’s why we decided to tell you how to easily and quickly find such links using JetOctopus.
To detect nofollow internal outlinks to indexable pages, you can follow these simple steps. First, start a new crawl or select a crawl that you want to analyze. Please note that if the crawl is not complete, the data on the exact number of outlinks may not be accurate.
Wait for the crawl results. JetOctopus is a fast crawler, so you won’t have to wait long for results! After the crawl is complete, go to the crawl results and check the “Links” data table.
Next, set the filter for the dataset “Links” – “Is dofollow link” – “No”.
Then, add the “Link Destination Page” dataset.
Select the filter “[Destination Page] Is Indexable” – “Yes”. After setting all the filters, press “Apply”.
In the results, you will see a ready data table with a list of pages that have nofollow outlinks, indicating indexable pages.
The “Page URL” column shows the page in which the crawler found a link to the indexable page.
The “Link Destination (absolute URL)” column shows the page to which the link points.
You can export all data related to nofollow outlinks pointing to indexable pages in various formats, including Excel, Google Spreadsheets, and CSV.
To export the data, click on the “Export” button and select the desired format.
Please note that if you use the JetOctopus API, you can find the data for the request here.
Please note that if you use the API, you can find the data for the request here.
We recommend replacing all nofollow internal outlinks to indexable URLs with dofollow links for several reasons.
Google recommends using nofollow for links that you don’t want to associate with your website and to which you don’t want to transfer ranking credit. Therefore, if you use nofollow for an indexable link, you are telling Google not to consider it for link equity.
If all the links to an indexable page are nofollow, then Google may not crawl that page, which could negatively impact your website’s visibility in search results.
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