Definition of LINK

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What counts as a LINK in the Search Engine Crawling ?
Just the HTML Anchor link ?
What about the Form Submission through GET or POST ? Is the "action webpage"
considered as a linked page ?
Thank you for your help !
Gian Piero

Re: Definition of LINK

Gian Piero wrote:

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If Googlebot and others would start to follow forms wouldn't that mean
they post data too? That would be highly annoying. On the other hand,
often data-accepting pages (the ones referenced in the post/ get
action) are broken as soon as you don't submit anything (or they are
empty, or asking you to enter data again, etc). So just from this
observation a common sense algorithm will not follow form-actions. And
common sense is what makes search engine algorithms like Google's
popular, right? If your page is important and currently only available
via form submmission, also put a simple a-href link pointing to its
"show all available data" version.

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Re: Definition of LINK

Thank you twice, because of the answer but also for making me thinking,
people like me should try to think more in the common sense way !!
Good bye !
Gian Piero
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