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Prevent Googlebot following links in Gmail

How to prevent googlebot following links in gmail messages? Well bad news is “Googlebot is following links sent to subscribers of a mailing list by email and it is causing those subscribers to receive an unsubscribe meesage or a added download from the list or server”.

Bigger Bad news is that age old trick will NOT work here, we can not solve this simply by adding

<a href="signin.php" rel="nofollow">sign in</a>

Best way in my opinion is to reject download count based on the user agent. Which is Googlebot in case of Google Crawler.

find long answer here.

 

By Shishir Sharma

Shishir Sharma is a husband, hacker, biker. Bachelor of electronics & communication engineering by training. He is a visionary, mentor, problem solver, technology enthusiast. He can speak in Javascript, Ruby, Python, PHP; Fluent in C, C++. He is a moderator at LUG-Jaipur. He loves action movies and FPS games.

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