Google now says that Rel = prev / subsequent is now not an indexing sign

Yesterday, on the webmaster's assembly, I observed that the documentation "Point out paginated content material to Google" that speaks of rel = subsequent / prev has now disappeared. As well as, the 2011 weblog article about it’s in daring and reads on the high of the web page. "Observe: The knowledge on this message is old-fashioned." "Rel = prev / subsequent is now not an indexing sign."

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I ponder what modifications are going down round this? John Mueller, from Google, didn’t say something about it and we talked about rel = subsequent / prev twice in Google Hangout the opposite day. He didn’t point out it once we stated that the web page had 404 pages.

Replace: John said that Google didn’t use them for indexing for just a few years now, so that they eliminated it from the documentation:

Wow – Google has stopped utilizing it utterly!

Google now asks individuals to go forward with the content material of a single web page:

That is bizarre.

So, be careful, one thing is altering in the best way Google handles rel = subsequent / prev. You’ll be able to see the unique story about it right here

Extra tip:

Thread on the discussion board at Twitter .