Rel Tags Optimisation

Implementation

<link rel=“canonical” href=”http://www.example.co.uk/page/” />

Syntax

<link rel="value">

Types of Rel Tags

Value Description
alternate Link to Alternate version of Document ( Eg : Print, PDF )
author Link to Author
dns-prefetch preemptively perform DNS resolution
help Link to Help
icon Link to Icon
license Copyright information
next Next Document in Pagination
pingback Address of the pingback server
preconnect preemptively connect
prefetch preemptively fetch and cache for folloup navigation
preload preemptively fetch and cache for current navigation
prev Previous Document in Pagination
search Search Link
stylesheet Stylesheet to Import

Other Rel Tags

rel="amphtml"
rel="me"
rel="canonical"
rel="nofollow"
rel="apple-touch-icon"
rel="publisher"
....

Rel AMP Html Tag

Marking up the AMP Page from a normal page

<link rel="amphtml" href="https://seomanageruk.com/amp-optimisation/?amp">

Marking up the Normal page From a AMP Page

<link rel="canonical" href="https://seomanageruk.com/amp-optimisation/" />

Rel Canonical Tag

<link rel=“canonical” href=”http://www.example.co.uk/preferred-version/” />

Rel Author Tag

<a rel="author" href="https://seomanageruk.com/author/praison/" >Mervin Praison</a>

Note : Rel Author No longer Supported by Google

Rel Me Tag

<a rel="me" href="https://plus.google.com/+MervinPraison" >Mervin Praison</a>

Rel Publisher Tag

<a rel="publisher" href="https://plus.google.com/+PUBLISHER_NAME" >PUBLISHER NAME</a>
<a href="https://plus.google.com/+PUBLISHER_NAME?rel=publisher" >PUBLISHER NAME</a>

Rel Nofollow Tag

<a rel=“nofollow” href=”http://www.example.co.uk/landing-page/” > Landing Page </a>
  • Search Engines won’t follow the link if it’s marked as rel nofollow

Rel Prev and Next Tag

  • This is used for content Pagination
<link rel=“prev” href=”http://www.example.co.uk/landing-page/page/3/ ” />
<link rel=“next” href=”http://www.example.co.uk/landing-page/page/5/ ” />

Rel Icon Tag

<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">