Bing Uses rel=Next and rel=Prev For Discovery not for Merging Pages
Fresh controversy emerged on the fore with the Google’s noticing of the Bing’s denial to use rel=next/Prev. But it has agreed for using them for discovery and understanding of the site’s structure and not for merging the pages into the set according to Frederic Debut from Bing.
- Google’s Update
According to the recent update by the Google in Pagination with rel= Prev and rel=Next, one can now use these HTML link elements to indicate relation components URLs in a paginated series. The paginated content may be in any form be it component pages or forum threads divided into URL. If you choose rel= Prev and rel=Next markup on the component pages with the series, the Google interpret it as:
- Consolidate indexing properties, such as links, from the component pages/URLs to the series as a whole (i.e., links should not remain dispersed between page-1.html, page-2.html, etc., but be grouped with the sequence).
- Send users to the most relevant page/URL—typically the first page of the series.
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