Website internal links are an important organic ranking factor for Google. Links help Google discover pages and assign rankings based on quantity and location. A page with 100 internal links is considered a higher priority than a page with only 1 link.
But if Googlebot can’t crawl your links, it won’t be able to achieve either its discovery or ranking goals. This can happen in three main ways:
- It links on the desktop version but not on mobile. By default, Google indexes the mobile version of your site. However, mobile sites are often smaller desktop versions with far fewer links, preventing Google from detecting and indexing those excluded pages.
- link with no follow attribute or meta tag. Google claims that links can be followed no follow attribute, but I have no way of knowing if that happened. Also, meta tags block crawling only if Googlebot responds.Additionally, many site owners are active no follow Especially if you use a plugin like Yoast, you can add these features in one click.
Even if a page is indexed, we cannot ensure that links to or from that page are crawlable and pass link equity.
Here are three ways to ensure that Googlebot can crawl your website’s links:
Tools to inspect links
Therefore, the page’s text cache is minimal. Still, it’s the most reliable way to see if Google can crawl your links. If those links are in a text-only cache, Google can crawl them.
Beyond text only, the Google cache contains indexed versions of pages. This is a convenient way to identify missing elements in the mobile version.
Many search optimizers ignore Google cache. That’s wrong. It has all the important ranking factors. There is no other way to ensure that Google has access to that important information.
To access the Google cache of the text-only version of the page, search Google for cache:[full-URL] then click Text Only Version.
Not all pages appear in the Google cache. If the page doesn’t exist, use Search Console or the Inspect URL browser extension to learn more about how Google renders the page.
“URL Inspection” in Search Console Shows pages that Google understands. Enter the URL and[クロールされたページを表示]Click.
From there, copy the HTML that Google uses to read your page. Paste that HTML into a document such as Google Docs and search (CTRL+F on Windows, CMD+F on Mac) for the link URL you’re looking for. If your URLs are in HTML code, Google can see them.
browser extension. After confirming that Google can see your links, make sure they’re crawlable. When I check the code, no follow Attributes and meta tags. Firefox has native tools for loading the HTML of a page via CTRL+U on Windows and CMD+U on Mac. Then search for “nofollow” in your code.
NoFollow Browser Extension — Available for Firefox and Chrome — Highlights no follow Links on page load — in attributes and meta tags.
None of these methods explicitly tell you whether or not a link will affect your ranking. and assign weights. However, visiting and crawling links is Google’s first step.