Google Ignores Link Title Attributes, Acronym & ABBR Tags?


Recently I discussed a few observations about how Google treats certain elements of a page – a meta description test and keyword in the uri test. The test page itself has a few other points of interest:

Does Google Count The Acronym Tag?

As usual, I look at what I rank for, in this case the following search….

Google Search Result No1

…and add a modifier and see if my page is returned. I use numbers rather than words sometimes – this time a number was in the acronym tag and not on the page.

Well you can see from the SERPS my page is gone.

Accronym Tags SEo Test Result

It’s not lost on me that acronyms are meant to be for – er – words, not numbers. Maybe a relevent acronym tag is rewarded – though I have used proper acronyms in the past plenty of times – and removed – them – and replaced them, with no apparent benefit.

Any way from observing how the test page ranks – Google is ignoring it the acronym tag in this instance.

Other observations include a keyword (number) in the;

  • Link Title Attribute – no benefit passed via the link either to another page, it seems
  • ABBR (Abreviation Tags) – No
  • Image File Name – No
  • Wrapping words (or at least numbers) in SCRIPT – No, effectively ignored by Google

It’s clear many invisible elements of a page are completely ignored by Google (that would interest us seo).

Some invisible items are (still) aparently supported:

  • NOFRAMES – Yes
  • NOSCRIPT – Yes
  • ALT Attribute – Yes

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Note – It’s worth pointing out Google seems to be indexing most the invisible elements apart from keywords in the  SCRIPT & some META, as you can see for yourself using the info: operator.





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