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    Do unclickable / plain text URLs affect SEO?


    Can unclickable links in principle get picked up by Google?

    E.g., would having a plain text http://example.com/ URL link show up in a page count as a link to that site SEO-wise?
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    What is a unclickable link ?
    If it cant be clicked then is it a link ? or do you mean you are hiding the link via styling in someway.
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    I think he is talking about just plain text, like the way we post links you have to copy and paste into he address bar to work...

    this is a link you can click it and get to seochat

    SeoChat.com

    this is not a link, this has to be copied and pasted into the address bar of a browser to work.

    http://SeoChat.com

    So the answer to your question is no, the second one, just plain text does not count as a link because it is not a link.

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    LOL it was calling it a link that threw me, so a plain text url then.

    Yeap agree with knowonespecial, page rank flows across links and as this is not a link no page rank can flow.
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    Whoops, that wording was misleading! Anyway, thank you for the replies! Will take that into consideration.

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